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    Mounting too much in a CG 1500 case

    I ran two dumb controllers and a power supply in a Tupperware type container here in Ohio for a few years with no problems. My load on the controllers was very light. They controlled ribbons for my candy canes. 18 pixels per cane.
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    Sequencing CCR's in SE with Channels 151-157

    Care to describe the effect? From your question here it doesn't seem like it's so easy to do with the macro channels.
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    Bullet pixels in candy canes

    I put 3 zip ties somewhat evenly spaced on the folded in half ribbon and was able to push the ribbon inside the candy cane pretty easily. On some when the ribbon stuck at the bend, I just lightly tapped the candy cane and the ribbon moved pretty easily. I figured at some point I would be pulling them out and by zip tying , I would have a better chance of getting the ribbon out without it expanding position or locking against itself in the tube. My candy canes were horizontal when pushing in the ribbons.
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    Bullet pixels in candy canes

    I put ribbons in my candy canes and was happy with the outcome. They slid inside very easily. Folded them in half so that it took 18 ribbon sections with 30 LEDs per meter strips. Nice even lighting. I just wish I could find more of the white candy canes with the red stripping. I can only find the green and red candy canes at my Walmarts.
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    Pixie 16D

    In the HU, only connect one device at a time. It looks like you have a 16 channel controller as unit 01. A pixie4 as unit 02 and a pixie4 as unit 03. A pixie 4 uses 4 consecutive unit IDs. Connect one pixie4 controller to the HU and give it an ID number. If you assign it unit 02, it will automatically be assigned units 02, 03, 04 & 05. You will not see the unit IDs 03, 04 or 05 by doing a refresh in HU, but they have been assigned to your controller. You can not assign unit 03 to the second unit as that is being used by the first Pixie4. At a minimum, the second pixie4 must be assigned unit 06, which will automatically assign units 06, 07, 08, 09 as the unit id's. I can't help any wht the PE part of things, but this should give you a good start in understanding the overlap as I see it.
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    WS2811 400 or 800KHz

    After testing my Pixie4, I have to ask how can you tell if a light string is 400 or 800KHz? I am finding ribbons and bullet pixels will not work in harmony on my controller. Is anybody able to mix bullets and ribbons on the same controller? In my case the ribbons only work when set at 400 and the bullet pixels come on all white and I can't control them. Set for 800 I can control the bullets, but the ribbons will not come on- as tested with the hardware utility. I was planning two strings of ribbons and two strings of bullet pixels from this controller, but will now have to go to plan B and use two controllers.
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    WS2811 400 or 800KHz

    All strings on the controller must use the same RGB IC. Above taken from the manual. So I did know that going in. I do have the same IC (2811). But I have never seen the KHz posted as part of the specs. That was my only point. Has anyone seen the KHz posted in a specs?
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    4 CCRs for sale

    I have 4 used CCR Controllers, power supplies and New (non LOR) ribbons for sale. The ribbons are GBR and will need to be manipulated in the software. Original LOR leads have been soldered onto ribbons and sealed with silicone. Ribbons have only been used to verify operational. $100 each plus shipping or make me an offer for all four. Steve
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    4 CCRs for sale

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    CCP for sale

    I have one brand new CCP for sale. I bought this in 2016 as a spare. I only opened the box to take pictures. $135 + shipping if anyone is interested.
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    CCP for sale

    Sold..........thanks!
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    CCP for sale

    PM sent
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    CCP for sale

    $125 ? anyone?
  14. I am adding a falcon controller to my line up in SE. I want to insert 16 new universes - 80 pixels in each of 16 consecutive universes. Is there any reason why I can't insert a PixCon16 as the device and select the DMX settings when inserting the device to control the Falcon? ( I know I will have to set this up in the network settings- my question just applies to the actual sequencing side of things).
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    Inserting a falcon controller

    Thanks!! I'm a nut case about my wiring.........can't have all the spaghetti running around. Controllers have to be located right by the props. No extra wire for power injection at this house!!!!.
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    AC and RGB integration

    I am not an expert on pixies but from page 4 of the users manual it states- Unlike most multi-string pixel controllers, the Pixies do not use a LAN. The Pixies run on a standard LOR network in either normal or enhanced mode at speeds up to and including 1Mbit/sec.
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    Too much in one case? heat issues?

    I know I am high jacking a little here, but my question is, has anyone noticed a difference in 5 volt (60 amp) and 12 volt power supplies and the frequency of a fan running? I have used 12 volt power supplies (30AMP) the last 4 years and never heard the fan run in my testing- (most specifically I ran 2 power supplies on 16 ribbons on a falcon controller in a test pattern).. This year I got some 5 volt pixel nodes and my testing has the fan running as soon as a single strand of 50 nodes is connected with a very simple test pattern. Seems to be a waist of energy to have the fan running so quickly with such little load.
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    Sold out already

    And the sale is now over !!!!!
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    RGB permanent mounted lights

    You can see here how I did it. https://vimeo.com/68865492
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    RGB permanent mounted lights

    I have CCPs mounted outside permanently for 4 years and they are still working just fine. Some of the lenses are turning dark, but from the street, you can't tell.
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    Changing Pixel Order

    You have to degroup them before changing the order.
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    Choppy tree

    If running show from a computer, did you try shutting down and restarting the computer? That has worked for me.
  23. Did you set the CMB24 unit id by using the dip switches like required. If not, I think it resets itself to unit 1. Did you check the box in SE to control lights?
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    CCP extension cords?

    HC is Holiday Coro..........https://www.holidaycoro.com/
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    The Dog chewed my ..

    Unrequested response here........but will share that I found taking an old screw driver that was use for advertising purposes and grinding a small notch in the end made my life so much easier when trying to hold a small wire in place and soldering to the end of strips. My fingers got nervous when the wire heated up and I was moving the wire before the solder cooled. The little grove gave me just the right amount of control holding/ pinching the wire in place. Steve
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