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  1. Pixcon 16 Setup

    Please fill in your profile so we know what version of software you are using and your license level.
  2. Going prices for Controllers

    Ebay is always an option but I trust sellers in here more then I do on Ebay.
  3. Going prices for Controllers

    Yes, once you start hitting the $180 mark then you are talking about LOR sales prices new with a one year warranty which they offer twice a year. You may be able to sell used at $180 once the Holiday season is close, there are no more sales and someone is desperate for a last minute controller.
  4. Going prices for Controllers

    If you want them to sell quick I would say the average depending on version and condition would be $100-$150. The lower end for V1 and the upper end for V3.
  5. Keeping People Out Of Your Yard??

    Big dogs, really big dogs.
  6. License Key

    Are you talking about this package: http://store.lightorama.com/tsoshcestpa.html If so then you should have a Standard license. The key should have been mailed to you when you purchased. Or, are you talking this package: http://sequences.lightorama.com/Signature-Series-TSO-Package_c_135.html
  7. Network Conflict Error

    Oh geeze, you are in S5 I missed that little bit of info. I don't know enough about S5 as I am still in S4 and plan on staying in S4. Sorry.
  8. Network Conflict Error

    First, you can go into Network Configuration and click on the LOR tab then click the Advanced box on the right. Then you can check to see if Aux A is assigned comm 5 or if it says None . Second, open SE then go to the top menu Tools and click on Channel Configuration. Check to see if the CCR 2 channels have been assigned to the Regular network or Aux A network.
  9. Network Conflict Error

    The only way AuxA and/or comm5 should be coming into the picture is if you connected a second adapter or you configured your CCR2 channels to run on AuxA. If you are only running the one adapter and configured your CCR2 channels correctly then everything should be on comm3. Double check the channels for the CCR2 and ensure that you configured them for Regular network.
  10. Network Conflict Error

    Please explain how you have everything wired: example: computer usb > rs485 adapter > CTB16PC > CCR2
  11. 2018 Spring Sale

    The person who doesn't get their order until July.
  12. Do you need help?

    If you are having issues and need help please provide as much detailed information as possible about your setup. Please let us know the controllers, network, software version, license level and as much information as you can provide. Too many people asking questions like: I can't get my pixel tree to work, what am I doing wrong? Please Help. If you provide all the detailed information to go along with that question I can give you a 99.9% guarantee that we will help you figure it out. One person on this forum may not know everything but between all of us we know it all.

    I love how he does those videos

    For all the new lighters joining the Forums, PLEASE fill in your profile. We are not really interested in where you live even though your location could help as we would know the weather. The more important things are your software version and license level. These two things can probably fix many of the issues out there so PLEASE fill in your profile.
  15. Just an FYI for future reference, if you go to the "Documentation" page you will find the "User Guide" and "Data Sheet" for all LOR equipment. http://www1.lightorama.com/documentation/
  16. Pixie4 - 4⅝L x 3⅜”W x 1”H Pixie8 - 4½”L x 3⅞”W x 1”H Pixie16 - 7⅞”L x 4¾” W x 1”H
  17. Cannot set Unit ID on Pixie2D V3 Controller

    The new Pixie's have eight dip switches on them that set the unit ID. If you want to set the ID with the HU then you have to set all the dip switches to off before setting the ID with the HU.
  18. Dumb RGB in parallel

    Has anyone run dumb rgb in parallel instead of series (strings). Is it possible? I want to do a 50' run and every 5' I want to branch off four rectangle dumb rgb pixels (diagram). This will be coming off of a CMB24D Possible? Comments? Suggestion?
  19. Dumb RGB in parallel

    I won't be able to add another power supply at the amplifier. I currently have some runs 80' to a 5m string with no issues on 12v. This will just be a 40'-50' run with four pixels tapped in every 5'.
  20. Need Help configuring PixCon16

    In the document you posted it says you are using a router?
  21. Need Help configuring PixCon16

    Since you have made all these changes to the computer have you restarted the computer?
  22. Need Help configuring PixCon16

    Well now that you have the ethernet set on your computer you should be able to go into the LOR network config and go to the pixcon list to set up the pixcon.
  23. Need Help configuring PixCon16

    Well after reading the Pixcon manual it seems that the Pixcon is set to DHCP by default so it is assigned an ip address by the computer. You can force a static ip address od by holding down the "Factory IP" button on the pixcon while you power it up.
  24. Need Help configuring PixCon16

    In order for the pixcon and computer to talk they must be in the same octet. The pixcon ip address by default is so your computer must be 192.168.0.xxx (xxx represents the octet that your computer must be in to match the pixcon.) - In the Windows search box on bottom left of screen type Control Panel and open the control panel. - in Control Panel click on Network and Internet - Click on Network and Sharing Center - on the left side click on Change Adapter Settings - Right click on Ethernet and then click on Properties - In the Ethernet Properties box that opens, highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv-4) then click on the properties box - in the box that opens click the radio button Use the following IP address then enter the ip address - in the subnet mask put - click OK all the way out. - open a web browser and in the top address bar type and then enter and the pixcon screen should open.
  25. Need Help configuring PixCon16

    Follow the Pixcon checklist step by step: 1. Some pixels have a front and a back. Ensure you know which side data goes IN to. Pixels from LOR can accept data from either end, are plainly marked, or are pre-wired. 2. Pixels have a voltage. Ensure you have the proper power supply. LOR Pixels are 5v. If your pixel package from LOR included a power supply, you do not need to worry about this step. 3. Pixels have current draw (amperage). Ensure you are not exceeding the amps per channel/power supply/etc. Pixels from LOR will draw 3A per 50 pixels at 5V (15 Watts). If your pixel package from LOR included a power supply, you do not need to worry about this step. 4. Wire power supply to PixCon16, if not already wired. 5. Remember – never connect or disconnect anything from PixCon16 with power applied. 6. Power up board. Follow instructions in DMX and E1.31 for pixel control document if needed. Open Network Preferences/Find Configure PixCon16/Click on PixCon16 in list, and open the PixCon16 configuration window. Only work with a SINGLE Pixcon16 connected to your network at one time until properly configured -- IP address conflicts can occur if you attempt to configure 2 or more. Do not continue until you are able to reliably talk to the board and configure it. 7. Ensure board firmware is AT LEAST 1.4.8. Do NOT downgrade if higher. Do not continue until firmware is updated to at least 1.4.8. Instructions are found in the manual. If you have the LOR Control Panel loaded, UNLOAD IT before attempting to update firmware. Updating the firmware while the Control Panel/Comm listener are running can cause the board to FAIL. 8. Properly set up Pixel Type and Pixel Speed in configuration. Ignore all other parameters. 9. Properly wire 1 pixel string to 4 wire connector. Follow pin-outs in the manual. Note -- Some pixels do not have/require the clock signal. 10. Connect pixels to a single port, power up. Pixels may briefly flash. Pixels that stay ON indicate incorrect pixel type or speed selected on #8 11. Run hardware test from manual using buttons on the PixCon16. If pixels do not work, problem is most likely #8. Go back there. Do not continue until the Hardware Test works properly. 12. Wire the rest of your pixels to the 4 wire connectors. Connect them to the PixCon16. Run the hardware test again. Ensure all pixels are working correctly. Pixels that are not working indicate a problem with the pixel itself, or an under-rated power supply. Do not continue until the Hardware Test works properly for ALL pixels. 13. On the first tab of PixCon16 configuration, ensure you have the correct option specified for J3/J4. If you will use the board in ELOR mode, turn this option ON. For E1.31 ensure this option is OFF. 14. On the Second tab set up each port of the PixCon16 properly. You can use simple mode or advanced mode. All options are documented in the help file for the software or in the manual for the PixCon16. Remember, for E1.31 universes must also be set up in Net Prefs (the software will also offer to do it for you), for ELOR, 500K speed and Enhanced Light-O-Rama network (done in step 16). It is best to write down the settings. 15. Ensure you have the LOR Control Panel loaded (which will load the LOR COMM Listener). The COMM Listener is ALWAYS required to control pixels. 16. Properly configure your network preferences. E1.31: Ensure Universe matches universe on the board & Set IP address correctly (multi or unicast- specify). It is easiest to use multicast. ELOR: Ensure the COM port is set to at least 500K and ELOR mode is turned ON. 17. E1.31: Do not disconnect anything. Both LEDs should be SOLID ON. Do not continue until they are. ELOR: Disconnect Network cable, ensure jumpers on PixCon16 for J3/J4 are set to LOR. Connect HS USB adapter to computer, CAT5 from USB adapter to J4 of Pixcon16. Both LEDs should be SOLID ON. Do not continue until they are. 18. Start Hardware Utility. If asked if the HWU should take control of a port say NO. Open the pixel console. Set Pixel Console params correctly and test pixels with sliders. Do not continue until you can successfully control pixels. 19. Your board is now ready to use.