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  1. I forgot all about that add-on does it still work with LOR-2. I only used it on the original LOR.
  2. Dan C wrote: We use the 18" spacing that we got from action a couple years ago and love it. We use 4 colors red, blue, green and white (all opaque). The spacing is perfect. Before at our old house I just took standard store bought strands and popped off every other socket and it worked ok but for this house I wanted custom strands that are fit to legth and marked out for easy set up. We have a over 800 c9's on the roof on 32 channels and I can put them all up in about 2 hours tops. I also made custom extension cords running two channels over a three wire spt so that I only have two extension cords for 4 channels. Those are both zip tied together and allows for fast easy set up. Anything that can speed up the proccess of set up is key when your doing larger displays with hundreds of channels.
  3. Ponddude wrote: Been busy lately so just finally saw this post. I will try and get out this weekend and get some pics of what I did so you can see it all.
  4. I guess I should do a follow up. I did go ahead and remount the board in its closer without any heatsinks on. Didn't really need them anyways, just made it easier to mount in its closure. And went ahead and hooked everything up. Everything is running great. So Dan you can add to your list of things people are using your controllers for. "computerized sprinkler system". I know people are probably wondering, "Why did I use an LOR controller instead of an irrigation controller." Simple... 1.) We have 3 acres here and are going to end up with a lot of irrigation zones. Right now alone I am running 6 zones and thats just the section between the house and the street, not including any drip zones I still need to set up out front. 2.) In the long run its cheaper for me to run everything off of 1 or even 2 16 channel controllers then it is to buy multiple irrigation controllers. 3.) I can easily change how long I want just a single zone to run. Most irrigation controllers have you set a time and thats the time span all of the zones are going to run. With this I can have my outer perimeter zones run for a few minutes less then the two zones that run in the middle the have to make a full 360 degree sweep. 4.) Like #3 I can easily tell certain zones to run on certain days and others to run on different days to spread out all the watering. 5.) Our house is new and so I didn't have to change anything to make this all work. Plus I already had a low volt controller that I ordered last year so that I could play with it. 6.) With all of this set up and in place now, I can easily hook up any low volt landscape lighting into the mix. 7.) OK, I just have to admit. Its kinda cool saying my sprinkler system is computerized. LOL If anyone out there is interested in what it takes to do this. I am always here for assistance.
  5. OK, so I thought about it and the only thing I changed from last night from today was I made a heatsink and put it on. So I took them off and tested again and everything worked out fine. Then I noticed that its the (-) side that is being controlled. Isn't it spose to the (+) side?
  6. I have only tested this on the 1-8 channel bank. But when I turn a channel on all of the channels on that side are turning on. I am using this controller to control our outdoor sprinkler system. When I did a dry run last night with just bringing out the controller, power supply and laptop and hooked up a couple of channels everything worked just fine. Brought everything back in and mounted it all in a case went out tonight tried it again and when I turn a channel on all of the channels on that bank are turning on. Brought it back in and put my voltage tester on it to verify and yep there all lighting up. Any ideas or solutions maybe hopefully a firmware update is a fix? Thanks JR V.
  7. garyfunk wrote: Gary, That is exactly what we did here at our new home, we have 2 locations that each have 4 dedicated 20 amp circuits and another location with 2 20 circuits. All three locations have two cat5 ports next to them as shown in the pic. These were done with simple everyday things you can buy from Lowes. To the side of the picture you can see one of the 2 gang boxes with 2 circuits. As a side note I just noticed the rubber some how got put in backwards when installed. LOL. I guess I will be turning that around when I go and unplug the wire. Attached files
  8. We have one light. To learn more about our one light read here.
  9. We have about 80 or so of those big c7 lights that we made as individual lights. I did not use the wire that it came with thou. What I do is buy the 9' green indoor extension cords, cut them in half and use the female sides for our controllers and the male side for the c7 lights. We just put a c7 socket about 6" from the end along with a new female end. The female end is so that if I want to I can just connect all of the same colors together. Our first year we did this we didnt have enough channels to put each light on its own channel, but we did have enough to put all the blues together, green, red, and clears (we had to order the clears online). The purples and yellows don't get used.
  10. This time I am going to have two sets of guy wires (6 total). 3 coming from the very top like I did with our previous 25' tree. But this time I am going to add a second set of 3 coming from the middle. But the guy wires will still go to the same set of anchor points as the top guy wires. We are actually going to pour concrete at 3 points with a rebar loop on them so that I can anchor down to something pretty solid. We have our worst winds around here during the winter months so I need to make sure this thing doesnt come crashing down. We usually have at least 1 wind storm during Nov. Dec. that will reach 50-60 mph winds. Our tree frame is actually going to be made of 4" aluminum pipe that thats threaded together every 10'. With strong guy wires going to some solid concrete anchors we shouldn't see much trouble with wind. The worst I could see happening is the strands being ripped up in the wind.
  11. billc wrote: This year we will have a 40' tall tree.
  12. cenote wrote: Cenote, which one are you buying because I only seem to see male ones for sale. Also are you using insulated ones or non insulated.
  13. JR V

    Rookie Mistake.

    Don't forget to recalculate your amp usage. You are going to see a spike in amp usage with the higher light wattage.
  14. Tim Fischer wrote: Dang that was one very expensive 20 cnt set of mini lights!!!
  15. Three. If you need to connect more then that I suggest having an extension cord split them up. So this way you can easiely run 6. If that doesnt work buy commercial grade lights that let you connect 6+ strands together. Note that not all commercial grade lights let you do that thou. The rule of three is there for your protection and the protection of others. Simple thing to think about, if a fire were to start because you connected more then three together how are you going to feel then. Its always best to be safe.
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