Pinouts of Audio / Video hardware connectors
The XLR connectors are used mostly in professional audio and video electronics cabling applications. There is no common pinout - it's depends on application

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Application Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3 Pin 4 Pin 5 Notes
AVAB Signal
Ground
Data - Data + No
Connection
No
Connection
AVAB Digital protocol
256 Channels
CCT Regal II (Dimmer Control) 0 Volts DMX
Data -
DMX
Data +
12V AC
Desk Supply from dimmers
No
Connection
Using external PSU disconnects Pin4 internally
CCT Regal II (Coloursette Control) 0 Volts DMX
Data -
DMX
Data +
12V AC
Desk Supply from PSU
No
Connection
 
CMX Signal
Ground
Data - Data + No
Connection
No
Connection
Colortran Digital protocol
512 Channels
DMX512 Screen Data -
Primary
Data +
Primary
Data -
Secondary
Data +
Secondary
USITT digital multiplex - Pins 4&5 have no standard use
512 channels
PMX Screen Signal Signal
Earth
No
Connection
Power
+18-25VDC
Pulsar multiplex
Based on EIA-232 standard
SMX Screen Data - Data + No
Connection
No
Connection
 
Strand Colour
Call Scroller
DMX OV DMX + DMX - OV Power +V Power Early versions used an XLR4 with the screen carrying the +V power
Generic stereo intercom broadcast headset Mic
Screen
Mic
Signal
Headphone
Screen
Headphone
Signal Left
Headphone
Signal Right
Used by Clearcom, RTS, Telex Audiocom, Sony, Philips and Ikegami
Broadcast Sound Screen/GND

Channel 1 Hot

Channel 1 Cold

Channel 2 Hot

Channel 2 Cold

2 Balanced Audio Channels

 

 

5 pin XLR female connector layout
5 pin XLR female connector
at the divice (rear view)
5 pin XLR male connector layout
5 pin XLR male connector
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Professional audio / entertainment devices 5 pin XLR connector visual pinout:
Professional audio / entertainment devices 5 pin XLR connector diagram
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