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  1. Hey guys, I have been adding some more to my show and thinking ""at what point do i add a 2nd network""? Is this a logical question? Not sure what the max is using a USB485-HS with LOR Pixie 4's, 8 and 16. Right now I'm using 1 box at a time to setup and test and but haven't tried hooking up all 7 at the same time, is there a max of what i can add to a USB485-HS? In my head i figure I'm good until i run out of unit ID's choose from right? thanks!!
  2. really? My tree alone is 800 leds x 3 channels per led (2400 channels), i have to use a stand alone network just for the tree? that seems odd
  3. thanks guys, i was looking for a similar topic by searching, i figured it would be a common question but didn't see anything on it, hopefully he responds but like you guys said, i don't believe either that 7 controller is anywhere near the limit of 1 universe/network
  4. as you can see in the pics I posted I jammed in 2-12v p/s', a Pixie8 and a fuse block, all closes and works great but the box is obviously getting a little hot running 700 pixels. Are there good vents you guys use for the Holiday Coro boxes? I have a vent in fan in bigger boxes but it won't fit on the side of these. I feel I should vent this box out on the sides somehow or come up with a different idea maybe. thanks guys Apr 03%2C 11 20 14 PM.jpg?dl=0
  5. did you see this thread, theres talk about a beta being out
  6. after I fix this I wondered if I should've left the ground connected and only cut the + I have a tree with 100 nodes tied to it, The data line runs the full length of output 1 on a pixie 8 but at the 51st pixel I cut the + and - and with my second 12V p/s I injecyrd power at node 100 to feed 51-100. Is this ok or should I have left the ground connected too and only cut the + after node 50? here is a sadly drawn pic of the string of lights, pixie 8 and 2 power supplies
  7. so in my show i am building now in preparation for 2017 christmas, I started with the idea that i will only do 1 box and LED light windows to music, HAHAHAHH, this now turned into a lot of fun and i am up to all 6 windows, a 16 foot high LED tree (800 pixels, 2400 leds), 270 LED star, 6 spiral trees (540LEDs) and 8 leaping arches (400pixels,1200 leds) resulting in a purchase of: 1 - Pixie16 4 - pixie4's 1 - pixie 8 7 - 350W p/s' 1 - 200W p/s am i going overboard by having an electrician come in and install a sub panel outside with 6 - 20A breakers? 1 20 amp for each box i have assembled i calculated the draw and its high up there but mainly during a burst of white during a peak of a song, then for the most part all the lights are blinking so i know they only draw a few amps during that time i know this is kind of a generic "do what you feel is right" question but wanted your guys opinion and ideas on how all of you are wiring electric for shows with this amount of boxes
  8. anyone? Bueller? lol
  9. so here is my situation, I made a cutom prop, 100 node RGB spiral tree as you can see in the links below in SE i can create a chase and then play it in PE and it looks like this which is great but i dont want to have to keep using SE just to make a chase and then go through all the trouble of getting it migrated into PE and wiping out other things i did in PE any way to do this chase up or down in PE? Any of the effects i try and cant get it to do it thanks!
  10. wow, thank you so much for that info, makes perfect sense AND would explain why last night i was getting random flashes of green when others where whit and with fast stroking it seemed like there were delays on some pixels also i know the voltage is most likely a little different between p/s1 and 2, I always measure the voltage first when i build a new box before i plug in the Pixie board to make sure its not too much to damage it and it always reads between 12.2-12.5 volts between different power supplies
  11. thanks, ill reconnect them on the trees, i hope i left enough sick in the wire to strip and add
  12. so on each strip pixel connect the ground back? i did connect the grounds between the power supplies too as per another diagram
  13. damn, i want to, i must have missed it, where did it post?
  14. are you saying i sit around all day? LOL JK I can easily get my fans to kick on, set all 6 trees to all white and the fans come on in 5 seconds
  15. i thought they sucked out, when they kick in the air if blowing against my hand
  16. if we got like a foot where the boxes would be covered i would just kill the power for a night or 2 till it melted and i checked for water possibly getting in
  17. exactly, we get snow obviously but nothing too crazy plus where I'm mounting most if the boxes it should avoid getting covered
  18. Im on Long island, NY, so cold winters
  19. if you look close at their P&P 16 package you can see they just did slotted vents in the back
  20. ok great, good to know, thank you
  21. i wonder if i could cancel the order i did and just do 2 vents like the aluminum and hoses of the fans to have it blow the air out the back, tough call. the only issue i see with that is I'm still not venting the box then, just the heat blowing out the p/s fans. The power supplies still will heat up the box
  22. i did that in my mega tree box, 2 vents with fans, one sucks air in and one out like this, in this pic i only have one in on the right but after i added another on the left side pulling in air Feb 23%2C 9 34 02 PM.jpg?dl=0
  23. thanks, i just ordered this vent and a fan to suck the air out - Im going to move the fuse block, cut the plate and the fans from the p/s's will be closing right to the vent suck the air out, I'm thinking that "should" be enough
  24. I'm thinking if i move the fuse block over and cut the white mounting plate, I can then install the vents and fans i purchased for the other box and mount them on back, the Bud one marked "new" that allows the mountable fan Cut this part out -