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  2. You need to read the Input label carefully. 120/240 implies a switch or jumper change is needed. 110-250 implies auto range. The other thing is your mains voltage stays INSIDE the designed range. The Output voltage spec you cite makes me cringe. That could mean UNREGULATED or it could mean adjustable. Who does the adjusting?? You need a quality, calibrated DVM if you DIY. What is the regulation rules (some supplies need a minimum load to stay within regulation: 10% is a common value for 12V. 5% for 5V) Light shows go from almost 0 A (a tiny fraction powers the board) to full load in a fraction of a second. 12.6V is my set point no load (but ALSO check with 1/2 rated load that it stays below 13.2. Some supplies inverse vary under load) Last: is Duty Cycle. How long are you going to be at Rated Output (W or A)? Running at 100% rated output for very much will be harder on the internal input capacitors. Your 50Hz is harder on them than our 60Hz.
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  4. I appreciate all the replies. I was thinking to start right after Halloween when I take down those decorations. But I think I'll start lining windows and maybe the roof, get the controllers setup before then. I will have to trim light strings and such, so I might at least get a head start this year before Halloween. I'm sure next year I could start after, cause then it's pretty much just hang lights run wires. (until I realize I started adding another controller and more lights...ahhhh let the fun times start!)
  5. Actually you need to be concerned about both the input and output. The input 110v-250v must match the wall recetacle that you will be plugging the power suplly in to. The output must match your lights so if the power supply output is 10v-40v and you are using 12v lights then you are good. However, if you are using 5v lights on that output then it's not good as the 5v lights don't fall into the 10v-40v range. Now after saying all that, most power supplies have a switch on the side so you can set them for the input voltage so make sure you set that for your location. As for the out put, make sure you adjust the output voltage to match your lights before attaching them. Example: connecting 12v lights to a power supply putting out 40v is not good and lights go POOF. Before connecting lights use a meter and adjust output voltage for the lights requirement.
  6. Hey everyone, Just starting out and have a few questions about calculating the power supply, not wanting to set the house on fire! This is probably a basic question, but trust you all to help, me out. When looking at the Voltage of my lights, should I be focusing on the 'output' DC voltage which is lower and hovers around 10V-40V or the 'input/rated' AC voltage which is around 110V-250V range. If it helps, im located in australia hoping someone can assist with the basics before i go ahead and start planning for this year! Thanks
  7. Anybody mind sharing. Thanks in advance. Dep.byoung@hotmail.com
  8. Anybody mind sharing faces, and sequence. Thanks in advance. Dep.byoung@hotmail.com
  9. The pictures are still there. They probably have Imgur blocked...
  10. Started in 2009, never have stopped. Always working on something for Christmas Thomas
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  12. What version of LOR are trying to run/install? Demo or registered copy? Also what OS are you using? Alan...
  13. Is it p[ossible that it is on a (now missing) second display?
  14. Tried all that. Still doing the same thing. Hmm.
  15. Hey Keith i have a copy but the singing faces only have one mouth movement if this would work for you i can send you a copy. please let me know my email address is rdlee64@comcast.net Rodney Lee PS also i live near you in OP near the Mall maybe we can meet
  16. I am starting now. Just finished a (dumb RGB 94 ) Star of David/Cross/Star (outline) Single color per type: Blue, Red, Green. A lot of splices at every juncture. If I did it again: 135 (est) smart lay flat and a bit of programming . My LOR Spring Grab arrived, just finished swapping a Pixie 4 for a Pixie8 (the box also has a CMB24), adding 4 more HC pigtails. I have a new CG1500 mostly ready for the Pixie 4) Finished a Smart RGB string of lighted beer (ping-pong) balls. (Anyone else notice that how ever much you get at the Spring Sales, you run short when you start building stuff. [plan, what plan?] )
  17. Well i start on the first Weekend in November and every weekend and some days until December, plenty of time to set-up and check for problems
  18. I install the GE Color Effects pixel bulbs on my eves and roofline in mid October. They get used for Halloween. Nothing goes out in the yard until the first weekend after Halloween. My goal has been to be essentially completed with setup by the end of the weekend a week and a half before Thanksgiving. That gives me time to test and tweek anything that needs it.
  19. That looks like a pretty basic setup. Shouldn't take long to do. I on the other hand start about Oct 15.
  20. can I please have a copy of it. Thanks in advance. My email is joeycain@gmail.com
  21. First try a complete power off reboot.Not sleep or hibernate. If that doesn't work, uninstall S5 , delete the LOR folder in C:\Program Flies(x86) and reinstall a fresh download. As always for safety make sure your data files are backed up first, just in case.
  22. I do not know what is going on. I double click the sequencer and it starts to load but then nothing. The S5 sequencer banner comes p like it is about to open then poof it disappears. I have used it earlier this year but it has been a couple of months. All the other Light O rama programs seem to load fine.
  23. I cut mine to length and put a piece of EMT inside the 1" Sharkbite. Left them out in the SoCal sun for a few days and they were fine. There was still a slight bend at the ends but once I put them in the bases it wasn't noticeable. A heat gun might help too
  24. The great thing about pixels is they can be used for Halloween and Christmas. I start on house outline, windows, etc in mid September usually. Halloween display comes down November 1st and its 200+ hours setting up Christmas display. Thanksgiving night the show begins
  25. Halloween - October 1 Christmas - November 15th
  26. what about the actual physical setup part? when does that start?
  27. Interesting sound. Quite like that, Have to check out some more. Sort of Hell's Angels meet Samurai.
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