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    Glendora, California (Los Angeles area)
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    I run a regional Public Safety 2-way radio system.

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    You mean besides lighting? Ham radio, Geocaching, flying, target shooting.
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    The web somewhere
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  1. George, you're thinking as if it was an AC or DC controller - which will produce more heat with lots of load on the controller. A pixel controller is only delivering a low level data signal on each output which does not care if there is one pixel or 100 pixels downstream of the controller. For most of us the power for those pixels does pass through the controller PC board, but is not switched by the board. You should not be able to detect any temperature rise without sensitive test equipment unless there are some bad connections or undersized wire. Just for grins, I do have access to a moderately high end FLIR IR camera and have set a calendar reminder to take some photos with it next November after I set up my pixel tree. Sent from my Droid Turbo via Tapatalk, so blame any typos or spelling errors on Android
  2. Leave them on. I run a year round landscape lighting show so I have three CMB16D DC controllers, an InputPup, one CTB-16 and one CTB-08 AC controllers, and two SanDevices E6804 pixel controllers that are powered up 24x7x365. Other than a 20 second power outage a couple months ago, several of those have not been powered down since they were installed (2013 in the case of one of the E6804s). The show computer also runs 24x7x365, although it does get re-booted daily. For Christmas I add three SanDevices E682s, and three CCP controllers, and they are powered up in early November and stay up until early January. Much greater chance of electronic devices crapping out at power up vs staying on (unless you are cooking them). Sent from my Droid Turbo via Tapatalk, so blame any typos or spelling errors on Android
  3. Kinda works that way... Gotta have an in and an out.... Sent from my Droid Turbo via Tapatalk, so blame any typos or spelling errors on Android
  4. On both props and fixtures, there is a button for SuperStar. Click the button to get a screen of options. Read the docs to explain how to use it and after playing with it, ask here for whatever you can't figure out. Sent from my Droid Turbo via Tapatalk, so blame any typos or spelling errors on Android
  5. In order to update to S5, all you need is a current software subscription. If you upgrade LOR to a higher level or purchase a new or upgraded SuperStar license, that automatically includes a one year LOR software subscription. Sine there is no higher LOR license level than what you already have, that part does not apply, but a SuperStar purchase or upgrade would apply. I will be doing that in the next couple months - I will need to upgrade my SuperStar license from my current 40 CCR level this year. My LOR software subscription should have expired middle of 2016 so I will need to renew it (by way of a SS upgrade) in order to go to S5. Sent from my Droid Turbo via Tapatalk, so blame any typos or spelling errors on Android
  6. I see some circular logic here . When I have a LOR question, I go to Mike (or Bob)...
  7. Learn how to use the SuperStar setting within Visualizer which will place elements on the SuperStar grid exactly where you want them. Likely will take a little trial and error to learn it, but once you figure it out, it will do exactly what you want it to do. The one tip I will tell you is that if you are using a horizontal arrangement when you import the visualization into SuperStar (as I am below), you have to mentally reverse row and column. For example, this is the grid in SuperStar I used for 2016: The sort of pyramid shaped section starting at row 18 (from the bottom) is my 360 channel pixel star.
  8. We all understand! My house and yard are OK, but I can't handle more than a few cars at a time. I've been to BMurray's house and he's even tighter than I am for audience space. I have NO plans to move - at least until I retire and even then it's only a maybe, but IF I do, lighting layout WILL be a factor.
  9. There are things I charge for - usually stuff I don't want to do. For example, I drive a full sized pickup. Every once in a while I get some friend of a friend (who I don't even know) who wants me to help him move. No problem at all - I change $75.00 per hour plus $1.50 per mile (from my door until I get back home). It works great - they're no longer interested.
  10. Nope. No bill. The call was on my cellphone, and it will display call times (as will most cellphones).
  11. Mike, Nice to see an update coming out that affects the Pixie. Not that I have a Pixie, but is there an update for Visualizer so that more than 50 pixels can be added to a LOR string? I know several people here are anxiously awaiting that. It's holding up sequencing for some...
  12. Very nice!
  13. You are more than welcome JR. And just for the record, our phone call was somewhat over an hour...
  14. You can manually create a shimmer with a series of very short on / off commands or ramps,or whatever you want to do. With that you could time shift it any way you want. Note that if you are doing that with very many channels, it could create a lot of network traffic.. Also note that if you are sending the data via DMX (either via RS-485 or E1.31), there are only about 45 refreshes per second, so you may not see what you were expecting. I've never done a manual shimmer, but I have done a manual twinkle, and although it was a bit of extra effort, it looked good when I was done.
  15. Yes, you can run different voltages. The manual specifically states that. Note that ground for the two voltages is common.