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BluMan

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    Plainfield Indiana
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    IT

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    Video Games, Lighting and Sound!
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Light shows
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween

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    4.3.26
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  1. so maybe it's just my stupid understanding of power but how do you get past the amp limitation on each port to support 100 pixels? My 12 volt pixels pull max 2.3 amps all on full white. So, wouldn't two strands pull double that (4.6 amps) and put itself over the 4 amp rating of each port? That's really where I'm confused.
  2. Are your pixels 5v or 12v?
  3. That's a good question cause I always have that as well. I don't see how you can get 100 pixels (2 strings) per port using 12V as one string pulls close to the 4 amp the fuse is rated for on each port. Maybe someone with more information can clear things up. To me, 24 seems like an odd number unless your going to run 2 strings for 8 channels and then 1 string for the other 8. See how easily I get confused. haha! I wish I knew more about how power works.
  4. LOR S4 and Windows 10 issues

    Just for inclusion sake, let's throw out there that there are three different versions of Windows 10. Windows 10 Home Windows 10 S Windows 10 Pro IF your thinking about buying a laptop from Microsoft, please be aware that anything running Windows 10 S will only run apps from their app store. This version has caused more software troubles for people than any in the past. Buyer beware!! Now, let me shed some light on why a new user might all the sudden work when an old one may not. Over my 20+ years of IT work, I have seen a couple of machines that kept corrupting the users profile (when you create a user, each user gets a new directory in the system or "profile"). Unfortunately, there is no clear way to fix it. Reinstall might work, upgrading to the newest version of windows has helped some. The clue to look for is if your logging in as a "Temp" user. That means that the computer had a problem loading up your profile.
  5. Connecting P10 LED panels to LOR?

    This is a very exciting thread to watch. Trying to follow it and all the "branches" makes it bit difficult. So I'm asking please when one of you gets a fully working P10 or P5 (doesn't really matter does it?) panel working with LOR, could you list out all the components it takes and locations? Some have tried other parts from other vendors with varying degrees of success. So make it easier for us who aren't as adventurous, a breakdown of what's needed would work wonders. Sort of like a recipe. I know that there are multiple ways it can be implemented so it would be nice to know like if your running under 32 panels (I think that was the threshold) you need this, over that, you need this kinda thing. Like I can already see where the power distribution modules from Crockett would work wonderfully for power injection of a mega tree or house outline so I've already ordered 4 of them. Appears they can handle 5v or 12v. Thanks! Pictures of the connections is ALWAYS helpful.
  6. Would be interesting to figure that out as based on the picture, it looks like the lights are mounted under the railing somehow and shine down on the water. What confuses me a little bit is it looks like the waterfalls edge is further out than the railing but yet the lights reflection can be seen at the bottom of the waterfall clearly. Maybe it's my eyes or an optical illusion but I would figure the base of the waterfall would be in the shadow of the ledge above it and the lights wouldn't hit the water. Looking at the picture, you can see that each section of the lights are only like 4-5 feet long so I'm not sure what they are using there. Keep us posted if you can on your progress.
  7. If your looking for waterproof connectors, I've looked at these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Waterproof-connector-2-pin-jack-black-led-strip-accessories-2pin-x-0-3-mm2-wire-50/1994878369.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000013.1.96xo2S&scm=1007.13339.33317.0&pvid=0b90fd88-3e6c-46f0-b42c-8af74c5c34d6&tpp=1 It appears (since I have the waterproof connectors from HC) that the 3 wire ones with their key matches up with what they use.
  8. First Halloween sequencs LMS Faces Pixes

    I found out last year that I needed to start earlier. Would love a copy James! cswisher@kmwperformance.com
  9. Just starting off has a huge learning curve, at least it did for me. Let's start off by telling us what controller you bought for the RGB pixel tree. I do know that I own a pixcon 16 and that requires a enhanced network, not the regular so I'm actually running on two different networks, one for all my CTB16PC controllers and the other for the pixcon. Then, you can get a bit more granular on that theory and say if you running LOR on both networks, then you need two RS485 adapters. UNLESS, you are running the pixcon via DMX, then that's another scenario. But let's just work on your stuff.
  10. Santa and I Know It Faces

    James, would love a copy. cswisher@kmwperformance.com Thanks!
  11. CCP tree 16x50 at 180 or 360 degrees

    There are a lot of 16x50 sequences people share in the sequence sharing section of the forum. Just not sure how many of them would translate well into a 32x25 sequence.
  12. Although these will arrive after christmas, these are the solder seal wire connectors I got: https://www.amazon.com/Kangnice-22-18AWG-Shrink-Connector-Waterproof/dp/B01GCOCSJI/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1513187624&sr=1-1&keywords=Kangnice+50pcs+22-18AWG+Heat+Shrink+Butt+Wire+Splice+Connector+Solder+Sleeve+Waterproof 50 of them for less than $10! I looked at a website (on a holiday?) and these are the same ones but a bit cheaper.
  13. Just starting

    Your going to have LOTS of questions. We all do! Let me try and answer each question: 1. You wouldn't inject 120V power each 16.5 feet. You would inject power from a 5V or 12V power supply when needed (giving 120V power to 5V or 12V pixels will surely release the magic smoke). 2. I assume your wanting to build singing faces. You COULD use pixels if you wanted to but most people just use cheap LED light strands with a face template. Pixels, although the right way to go as much as possible, are still expensive (if not the actual pixel, the controller to run it might be). 3. Although I've never done it, you can click on the "Insert other media" button located on the lower right of the window you use to reply with and there is an option to insert image from URL. Give it the URL to your video and I think that would work. Welcome to the hobby, obsession, whatever you want to call it.
  14. I agree with this method totally. I've went back through and redid all my connections with Ferrules! Makes it look very nice!
  15. I can't believe I missed this thread. Sometimes I wonder if I'm slipping. Being a huge disney fan, I would love to have these. Please. cswisher@kmwperformance.com Merry Christmas!
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