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  1. Well I received my PSU and finally powered it up. Immediately the fan kicked on. It’s suppose to be temperature regulated off and on. Supplier says it is always on. Box stamping says otherwise. I am wondering is this normal or as I suspect there is something wrong. A little new with these PSU’s so not sure.
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    PSU fan constantly ON

    It is not problem if it’s not a problem. I just hate using power when there is no need for it. I should reword my question. Do all you have fans on or is this really just a cheap PSU? I will check the wires, but like you say if the circuit is in the board it likely will only have two wires regardless. Regardless it will work for now. Just want to know how your PSU work.
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    PSU fan constantly ON

    With all that being said should I be worried about the fan on. Obviously with me I am changing it out I would rather have one that turns on and off as needed. But is this correct or me being a newbie? Oh one other thing should or should it not be fused between the PSU and the control board. My thinking with automotive any time a circuit is added a fuse is added between the batt and the device. The PSU in this case is the batt so I added fuses to each side of the board.
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    PSU fan constantly ON

    I saw only one that said that. Bought this as a recommendation. Is it normal for them to run all the time. Even on the stamped steel it says “This power supply is built in fan on/off control circuit. Fan automatically works according to working temperature” everything else seems fine it’s putting out 12.2 volts. Just the fan is always on. “
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    PSU fan constantly ON

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  6. I want to run 128 pixels (12v) per port. Anyone do this without PI. This is for a 16X32 matrix. I know they say 100 but I know someone has field tested this. I saw someone do this on YouTube without PI but they were using a falcon.
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    So when the time comes is it better to do rows on a mega tree?
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    On LOR’s pixel tree package they do a fold? Looking into the future once I have this matrix done. I plan a tree next. A tree is nothing more than a matrix. Is the norm to run each string without a fold or with? Obviously since LOR tree has a single fold they make sequences for a fold. Just don’t understand why not for a matrix. Oh back in business hopefully I have something lighting up on the matrix this weekend
  9. Yea I am no programmer myself so it’s always been IF in doubt leave it be until you know otherwise. Another thing is making sure the ones you don’t want are not running in the back ground. Removing and turning off unwanted items saves me a load of headache. Lucky for me I been taught enough at my work what to shut off while I am using my PC to collect data.
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Yea I came to a stand still on the project. I did a lot of research instead yesterday and JR was right. Might be too much a hassle. So what I bought supplies for isn’t going too work so I am on standby until I determine what I am going to do. Quantifying the cost is one thing. I read through a few prop designs and it seems one row per port is the norm on the pixie.
  11. New PC’s have a lot of junk installed. You could carefully started uninstalling these programs. These will bog your PC down. I had 3 types of anti virus on my new PC I bought in November and a bunch of other junk games etc. I been uninstalling these and my PC is getting faster. They put this crap on there to get you to buy in. Be careful though.....
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Yea I don’t think so
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Honestly I am learning everything as I go. I switch to S5 on my laptop wow it’s different. I still have S4 on my show PC but that’s Incase I fail at figuring pixels out. I am going to update my profile. Most I have done in S5 is outline my house and well it looks as though it works in the program. I like to see it work in reality using pixels so I bought the matrix net. Figured what the heck. If I figure a matrix out I should be good to go. I can accept using 8 channels but not 16. 8 will allow me to add to this one on the side or bottom or top
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Ok I have settled down. I guess I will chalk this up as an expensive learning mistake on my part. I bought one of these HC nets. 3" Center to Center Node Spacing / 512 Nodes Total / 32 x 16 / 95.6" x 47.6" / BLACK / Price per Net [Add $43.95] What would be the most common method for doing this in LOR with a pixie? Is the term zig zag and fold the same? I like to get started getting my lights in the net tomorrow. oh am I going to run into the same issue with a mega tree. It’s basically a matrix shaped like a tree. Can I go up 50 pixels and then back down 50?
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    So can the pixie do a single fold?
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Maybe I am wrong but isn’t the positives supposed to separate at each PI point. Negatives are fine. But yes this is what I thought. Now I have to figure out how to zig when there is no zag. 😖
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Yes please send me drawing. I bought a HC 4x8 16x32 matrix I may need help in LOR to get going. I have a pixie16 that I want to only use 4 channels of. That way I can just buy a pixie4 this year to run it. I am trying to learn with the 16 which has no limitation of ports. And buy accordingly after.
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    I am trying to keep my lights a live while going through the trivial times of where I will be (Ohio or California). Try to learn something. I am a hands on guy. This why I bought the stuff and figured what the heck try to do something. I get this matrix down the rest will be easy..... Sort of....
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Will super star help? I currently do not have but thought to invest but now not so sure
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Gentlemen both of you I have the up most respect for. You both have been kind and very helpful too this day. I am getting frustrated. Who can help me do what Iam doing. Or do I venture from LOR to do what I want? My investment is kind of big but I rather cut cords now and venture else where than continue to build this investment with a limited product. Honestly is it going to be extremely difficult?
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    I may need some help by the sounds of it. Wow never thought this would be so difficult.
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    I will try to configure with pixie16 I have using 4 channels. This could ultimately affect my decision to stay with LOR. So disappointed. Glad I did not buy the super star yet or any more controllers.
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    I just can’t see LOR being this far behind. Everything being a guess maybe that’s why they don’t offer matrix nets? 😫
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    BASIC SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION

    If you have power point you can go step by step making your own and adding video where it is needed. I do this day after day at work. I am not by no means an expert. But you be surprised how easy it is. I right reports in power point explaining the concern. If you make it I will review it and give you my view point. I see so many power points even with LOR and others that have not mastered this. I am pretty good at editing and pointing out things that will make it better. If not me send it to a friend and have them use your slides to work through LOR. If they come to a question then you need to fix it. Good luck
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    Pixie4 max pixel without PI

    Figured I play with a matrix until my work figured out their decision. Don’t want to do to much with the house if I am going to move to California for a couple years. Figured I could prop that up anywhere.🙃
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