ETC ColorSource Relay

ETC ColorSource Relay

Wireless control for tight budgets.

Model Weight Shipping Weight
CSR DMX 0,31 kg 0,37 kg
CSR Wireless 0,31 kg 0,37 kg
CSR Transmitter 0,5 kg 0,54 kg

No longer will you need to run DMX cables to your front-of-house lighting positions, which takes hours of work, can be expensive, and looks unsightly. The ColorSource™ Relay is the answer: a low-cost and revolutionary wireless power control solution that switches power and easily transmits DMX to remote or hard-to-reach places in any space. It’s ideal for small- to medium-sized venues like community centers, university theaters, houses of worship and schools.

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  • Applications requiring distributed dimming and position flexibility:
    — Schools
    — Houses of worship
    — Theatres
    — Event lighting
    — Automated lighting systems
    — Industrial productions
    — Rentals
    — Conference and exhibition centres
    — Multi-function spaces and Meeting rooms


  • Input voltage: 90-250V; 47-63 Hz
  • Portable two pole true air-gap relay
  • Auto sequencing: turn-on delay in each relay ensures that no two relays turn on at the same time across a system
  • Data input options (choice per model): — Wireless- The relay recieves wireless DMX for relay activation on choice of six wireless IDs selected by thumbwheel and transmits DMX output on hardline connection. — DMX (hardwire)- Recieves hardwire DMX (input) for relay activation with RDM feedback and configuration while passing through DMX512-A/RDM on the five-pin XLR (output) connector
  • USB master: Connect USB drive for software upgrades
  • Integral Safety Connection
  • Three mounting options: ETC LED yoke (included), universal yoke, wall-mount (detachable) or desktop use.


  • CE Compliant; UL and cUL listed; FCC approved
  • RoHS compliant
  • DMX512-A/RDM
  • Wireless DMX broadcasts on 2.4GHz range using Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping (SSFH )


  • Case manufactured of molded black textured plastic
  • Multiple yoke-fixing hole combinations for flexible mounting to the fixture
  • Convection-cooled; operates without cooling fans
  • Molded safety connection
  • Power input and output connectors arranged at 45-degree angle to the pipe for ease of tie-off
  • Wireless model includes thumbwheel for selection of six wireless IDs or custom
  • Wireless model includes 2dBA gain omnidirectional antenna
  • Specialised directional and high-gain antennas are sold separately


  • Operating temperature: 0-40°C
  • Humidity: 5-95%, non-condensing
  • IP20 Rated for Indoor dry location use


  • Input power:
    — Max breaker sizing: 20A
    — Voltage ranges: 85-250V
    — Frequency range: 47-63Hz
  • Consumes 0.25W during sleep mode (0.6W for wireless)
  • PowerCON input and output connectors
  • Two pole relay (Handles Delta power and 208V applications)
  • 2500V isolation between control and power components
  • Wired DMX* In and Thru on five-pin XLR connector (DMX thru not self-terminating)
    * Represents 1/4 unit device load for purpose of calculating DMX daisy-chain device count (max 32 unit devices per DMX chain)


  • Switching current: 16A max at 40°C ambient temperature
  • Mechanical Endurance: 1,000,000 cycles
  • Quiescent load: less than 0.65W during sleep mode
  • Electrical endurance
    — Resistive 100,000 cycles @16A, 250V
    — Inductive 100,000 cycles @6A, 250V
    — Motor 40,000 cycles @1.5HP, 250VAC
    — Ballast 20,000 cycles @1500W, 347V
    — Electronic 20,000 cycles @3300W @277V (12A)


  • Range: 100 meters
  • Max no. of recievers per transmitter: 32
  • Wireless model includes thumbwheel for selection of six wireless IDs or custom (ID6 operates outside of the WiFi bands for use in areas with strong Wi-Fi usage;ncy: 7mS
  • Power: up to 72mW ETSI broadcast power
  • Wireless DMX latency can occur during fade chases
  • Third-party compatibility: City Theatrical Show DMX


  • DMX512-A/RDM In and Thru via five-pin XLR connectors
  • Supports up to 32 units on one DMX line
  • Choice of relay mode:
    — Automatic
    — DMX level address 512 (Not available before software V1.1) available during Q1, 2016 – Contact ETC for factory config. until then if needed).
    — System Power Command
  • RDM (Remote Device Management) allows remote configuration of the following properties of the device, you can use any RDM controller such as ETC’s Concert or Eos® software to configure these options.
    — Read-only RDM items: RDM Device Count; Type Description; Product Details list; Manufacturer;
    Defaults; Software Version, Sensors list and values; Output Power (Instantaneous voltage and current w/min/max record)
    — Editable RDM items: Name; RDM Enable; DMX Address;
    Threshold; DMX Loss Time; Max Turn-On Delay; Relay
    — Wireless ID; Identify

ETC ColorSource® Relay