I just want to confirm than when updating the software via the UpdaterAtor for ColourSource Spot units, I need an ETC 5000A1039 USB - RS485 Converter Assembly.
AND I need an adapter from RS485 to DMX (since my units are 5pin).
What's the difference between the RJ45 and RS485?
while you can use the ETC 5000A1039 USB-RS485 to update CS Fixtures with the UpdaterAtor v5 Software,
it is not necessary. You can also use a Net3 or Response DMX RDM Gateway, or ETC Gadget.
If your fixtures are pre- v1.3.0 Version, you will Need to update the Firmware in Addition to the Software on each
fixture. Please read about this in the Release Note for CS Fixture Software Update v1.5.1
In reply to corey:
In reply to Andrew Riter:
The 5000A1039 has a USB connector on one side for the Laptop, and an XLR FEMALE 5pin on the other side to connect directly to the fixture. If you Need to buy something, I would still recommend buying the ETC Gadget instead of the 5000A1039 cable, because Gadget can also be used with ETCNomad Software as DMX Output which the 5000A1039 cannot be used for.
Here is also a Support Article which better describes this update process: http://www.etcconnect.com/Support/Articles/Updating-ColorSource-Fixtures-Par-Spot-to-v1-3-0.aspx
You can also use an ETC Eos or CObalt Family Console's Local DMX Outputs (when the Firmware is up to date) to also
update your CS Fixtures.