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  1. Thanks so much, that's exactly what it was. I was using HolidayCoro's 45 watt 3.7 amp waterproof power supply not realizing it wasn't enough power. I bought a 350 watt 29 amp power supply to replace it and BOOM problem solved. I'm not an electrician so I guess I didn't even think along those lines... slowly learning. Thanks!
  2. I'm curious if anyone else has had this happen to them and what to do... I have a few of the 27 channel dumb DMX controllers found here... http://www.holidaycoro.com/27-Channel-DMX-Controller-for-RGB-Lights-12v-DC-p/24.htm and when in demo mode they start off running a pattern. First red on all channels then followed by green, blue, yellow, light blue, violet, and white. After this it then runs the same colors 1 channel at a time then repeats the process. However a few of the controllers are now acting as if there's an error, they now go through the first seven colors and then the LED light on the controller turns off and back on and the it repeats the same 7 colors again skipping the individual channels test. I've done many things to see if I can fix the problem like rewiring or moving to other channels on the board and sometimes it fixes it and sometimes it won't. Does anyone know what this means or have had it happen to them? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks -Brad
  3. So if I am slightly above 2 amps on one of the 9 RGB channels then I should be fine without modifications? If 1 amp is the limit, then I'm guessing 3 amps is the limit per RGB group? I won't be going over the 15 amp per board limit since I'm only using a few channels. Thanks again. -Brad
  4. Just curious if I'll be overloading my controllers this Christmas so I thought I would ask so I can take the necessary precautions before hand. I have the basic 27 channel dumb DMX controllers found here... http://www.holidaycoro.com/27-Channel-DMX-Controller-for-RGB-Lights-12v-DC-p/24.htm The board will handle 2 amps per channel or 15 amps per controller which ever comes first. My question is this... is the 2 amps per channel referring to the three (RGB) channels combined or is it saying 2 amps per red, 2 amps per green and 2 amps per blue channel? I have a few windows I'm lining with the lights on the controller and they are SLIGHTLY above the 2 amps when all are lit white, but if the amp rating means 2 per each channel then does that mean I can go to 6 amps on that channel? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions -Brad
  5. Matt just curious if you have done All I Need Is Love by Cee Lo Green featuring The Muppets. This seems to me like it would be a family favorite since many of us grew up with The Muppets and Cee Lo Green being popular now. Sorry if this has been asked before. Thanks for all you do!
  6. I'm sorry if this has been answered before, I searched with no results. Some of my LED lights will not completely turn off when I'm not running a show. It appears as if it's about 5% or less of light that keeps glowing. Is this common and is there a solution? I bought all my lights from the same vendor and they are full wave rectified. It's not all of them, but a good amount remains very dim... frustrating! Is this just something I have to deal with on LED's?
  7. You guys are the best, thanks for all the help!! These forums have been a life saver. I'm out on the roof finishing my extension cords before the rain comes in. I'll try and solder 4 wires rather than 2 and see if that works. My soldering skills (if you can call them that) are very limited... if some of the solder from one pad touches the other pad it won't work, right? I get a little shaky when I'm in such a tight spot and I'm always afraid I'm going to ruin it. I wish I had bought the XLR adapters, these aren't something you can find at any electronic stores are they? Thanks again
  8. I tried the Ethernet switch with no luck before I read the last post from plasmadrive. I have one of the rj45 3 way splitters but the problem is I have 5 controllers. I don't want to order anything online unless I have to, since we have only 3 weeks until Christmas and I'd have to wait for it to ship. If I could find something at a common retail store I'd go grab it. I'm also up to soldering the cable to the out pad, but I'm not exactly sure where the out pad is on the board. I'm using the 27 channel rgb DMX boards that are pretty common, I started to upload a picture, but for the life of me I can't remember where to add the picture. I tried the "My Media" button but it only lets me add previous pictures, where do I go to add a new one? I clicked image but it wanted a url and then said it couldn't be used... oh well! Any help on the out pads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  9. Yes I'm using cat5, I've never heard of a t-splitter. I'm using the 27 channel rgb dmx boards. Re: Ethernet splitter, that's an idea... I hadn't thought of that. I'll try it
  10. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to split the DMX cable going to 5 different DMX controllers? I can't find any Ethernet splitters in stores, I've been told they quit selling them because people were confused trying to use them for the wrong thing. If I just stripped the cable and wired the 5 all together would that work? Would I lose the signal? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
  11. I'm using 5 gallon buckets to weatherproof my LOR kits during my show, it seems to work well but I'm not quite sure what to do with all the green ground plugs. Do I leave them alone or connect them all together? I'm not an electrician but I'm thinking something needs to be done with them. Help! -Brad
  12. I'm just curious if someone could give me some basic instructions on using this power supply on this DMX controller. I know where the power goes into the controller and how it works, what I don't know is what type of power cord do I need for the power supply and what voltage should I set the unit to (it has a switch for 115 or 230). I'm using it to power my countdown timer that I made. I thought it would be nice to display the amount of time before the next show, and it also comes in handy on my 12 Days Of Christmas sequence. Any help on hooking this thing up would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  13. That is too funny! Never mind the dripping all over the house... how about that Christmas display though!!! Thanks for the tip, I love your videos!
  14. I hadn't thought about shingle clips... thanks! What are the 2-3 clips? Do you have a link where I could look at them? What do you mean by my mounting position?
  15. Sorry for posting the picture twice... I didn't realize what I was doing. Is there not a way to edit your previous posts?
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