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  1. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    OK..... This may be totally stupid, so forgive my ignorance. What I had planned to do was to buy a small 2-foot 12-gauge 3-pronged extension cable. I was going to cut off the female end and connect those wires to the input terminals on Power Supply #1. Then I was going to connect those exact same terminals on Power Supply #1 to the input terminals on Power Supply #2. Then connect those same input terminals on Power Supply #2 to the input terminals to Power Supply #3...... then do the same thing from #3 to #4. Does that work fine or is there something in your head screaming "This guy is insane." Oh, the male end of the 2-foot 12-gauge 3-pronged extension cable would plug into a 12gauge extension cord from the 20A receptacle.
  2. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    In the picture I uploaded, aren't the grounds already bonded together? All the grounds are connected together. Is that what you mean?
  3. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    I do have a few 20A circuits available. We had a subpanel put in awhile back. Most of the breakers are 15A. However, there are three 20A circuit breakers in the subpanel, each going to 20A receptacles using 12g wire. If I use a 12g extension cord from one of those receptacles to the 4 power supplies, will that be sufficient?
  4. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    I knew that would drive you crazy. 😁
  5. Is this wiring safe for Pixcon16?

    They are 360W power supplies, which I think comes to 3A each on 120V. So that would make it 12A for all 4. Is that too close for a 15A circuit? I'm not sure what you mean by "bond wire." Sorry, I'm really new to this. Do you mean connect a wire to a negative terminal on one power supply to a negative terminal on the other power supply (the two power supplies feeding one Pixcon16?)
  6. Hello, I'm not exactly great with electrical wiring. Can someone look at the attached photo and tell me if this is safe? I'm wiring two Pixcon16 boards with four 12V Power Supplies. I randomly chose colors for the picture, so ignore the incorrect coloring. My main question is whether or not I can daisy chain all the power supplies together like the picture shows even though they are going to two different Pixcon16 boards. Will that affect the Pixcon16 normal operation in any way? Are the two Pixcon16 boards separated properly? Thanks for your help Bob
  7. Multiple Pixcon16 boards setup

    Thanks TheDucks. That makes a lot of sense. That way the new cold air will run across the equipment. Thanks!!
  8. Multiple Pixcon16 boards setup

    Thanks for the link to the vent cover. In the video I couldn't see the actual vent. But now that I see it on the link, I can see why you had no problems. I didn't realize it had a cover pointing downwards. I'm buying some of those!!! Thanks again!!
  9. Pixcon16 Gigabit Speed??

    Oh no.... I absolutely do not want to return them. I didn't really care if they were Gigabit or 10/100. I just wanted to be sure I was hooking it up for whatever maximum speed it ran at. Thanks so much for everything.
  10. Multiple Pixcon16 boards setup

    How funny... I literally just finished watching that exact video BEFORE reading your message. What a coincidence. Yep, I'm going to be adding a switch to one of my boxes. I also noticed in that video that the person added a 12-volt fan to the enclosure. I have two questions about that. #1 -- Should the air blow "into" the enclosure or "out" of the enclosure? #2 -- He mounted it on the side of the enclosure, so won't water come in through that hole? Bob
  11. Pixcon16 Gigabit Speed??

    No problem Mike. I'm actually glad to hear that I didn't do anything wrong while setting it up. I appreciate you taking the time to check that out.
  12. Pixcon16 Gigabit Speed??

    Thanks Mike & Jim. I was worried about having 9 Pixcon16 boards running off the switch because I had no idea how much data that meant. This stuff is way over my head. However, your comment about the link from the computer to the switch being the important link reminded me that running E1.31 in Unicast won't throw all the data to every controller (hitting myself in the forehead.) I also had no idea that it's only 9 Mbps for a fully loaded Pixcon16. I'm only going to have 100 pixels per port, so I shouldn't even get remotely close to the max. Thanks for your help and for easing my mind. :-) I think it's going to be hard for me to get used to what kinds of speeds were talking about with E1.31.
  13. Pixcon16 Gigabit Speed??

    Thanks Mike for checking this out for me. I really appreciate it. I'll wait to hear from you. Bob
  14. Hello everyone. Before I create a support ticket, I thought I'd try here first. I am trying to get my Pixcon16 running at Gigabit speed and not understanding why it isn't working. Here's my setup: I have a completely isolated network (no Wi-Fi) with ONLY a computer, a switch and a Pixcon16. I am using E1.31. I have my laptop plugged into the Netgear ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Model JGS516. The switch shows that the computer is connected at Gigabit speed -- YAY!!. When I connect the Pixcon16 to the switch, the switch shows that it is connected at 100mps. I was recently told by LOR support staff that the Pixcon16 can run at Gigabit speed, so I'm sure I've got something set wrong. I thought it might be the CAT6 cable or port on the switch, but I switched the computer and Pixcon16 cables, and the computer still connects at 1,000Mbps, and the Pixcon16 still connects at 100Mbps. So, it's not the cable nor the switch. That kind of leaves just the Pixcon16. I can plug in the Pixcon16 into the switch without the computer attached at all, and the switch still shows 100Mbps, so I don't think the computer is involved either. My Pixcon16 was bought either last year or the year before. Could that be an issue? The Pixcon16 board has a "Version 1.2" written on it. I've never upgraded the firmware because the firmware is at version 1.4.8, which is what LOR shows on their website as the latest version. On a side note, the controller is completely setup and works great, just not connecting to the switch at Gigabit speed. Is there a configuration setting on the Pixcon16 itself or through the S4 software that must be set? I'm at a loss. Bob
  15. ShowTime Software Beta 5.0 Question

    Thanks Jim & "Christmas Crossing." I'm going to take your advice and skip the S5 Beta for now and learn Pixel Editor and SuperStar on S4. I'd rather come into S5 with some previous knowledge. Truth be told, nothing I'll learn now will come into play this year. I'm a slow learner and like to really understand the software before using it for an actual show. Thanks so much!!