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  1. Take a look at this, its a presentation that goes into running LOR in DMX mode http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,1139.msg9601.html#msg9601 You will have to be a member to download
  2. Unfortunatly thats the way its is, DIY = lower cost more effort LOR = Higher cost less effort So you must put a value on your time to see which would be the best way to go.
  3. There will be some delay on start up like around 5 seconds. For me my whole show was turned on and off by one switch, so im one of those that powers down all my controllers when the show isnt running. There isnt really any harm with taking either direction, each one has there pros and cons
  4. I have used an EDM for the last 5 years and have found it to be rock solid with excellent range, sound quality and reliability. Well worth the price
  5. Mathematically this works out to be 20ma per LED controlled section per colour, so 60mA per section when white 60mA x 50 individually controlled sections = 3 amps 3 amps x 12 strips = 36 amps at 12vdc so 36 amps at 110v will equal just under 4 amps
  6. If all the OP wants to do is add some dumb RGB lights to be used for floods then all he needs is the LOR CMB24D and a 12volt power supply. This way you dont need to worry about using DMX and can keep your system simple using the LOR protocol.
  7. Another thing to check is that you dont have a bad connection that is causing high resistance and causing additional voltage loss as this will show up as a pinkish white
  8. I use LOR controllers to drive 6803 modules and I control the CCR strip using a J1sys P12R controller, have been for the last 2 years with no issues. The issue is LOR S3 not having the easy ability to change the RGB orientation so if using a CCR controller with LOR S3 then be prepared to manually assign the channels in the correct order to get the right RGB combination if using third party 6803 strip or modules or strings.
  9. What you find is that you will get more distance and less voltage drop if you concentrate on using either single colours or 2 mixed colours, When calculating the estimated voltage drop we always base the calculation on when the LEDs are White (all 3 colors on) as this is the maximum current that will be drawn. This will show voltage drop the most because you end up with a pinkish white colour which becomes more pronounced the further down the strip. So one way to also over come this issue and gain longer distance is to drop your intensity levels to about 80% when using white as this will not be very noticable as the human eye does not see LED light in a linear fashion, so lower intensity levels at the higher end are less noticeable compared to that at the low end of dimming. LEDs Dim in a linear fashion, the human eys doesnt see in a linear fashion so this makes another good way to over come voltage drop and increase the max distance without any real noticeable effects and it doesnt cost anything.
  10. At 30 feet not 30 metres you should be OK using 18 guage 12vdc strip. You would see around 1.5 volts dropped before the strip which shouldnt be enough to effect the strip as a 12vdc strip ussually sees issues at around 9.5 volts, so if the strip doesnt drop more than 1.5 volts itself then it will be OK
  11. If using 12vdc Strip which is rated at 3 amps for the 5 metre length and using 18 guage cable which has a resistance of 0.025 ohms/m for a 30 metre run (which is 60metres due to the return path) will give you approx 4.5 volts dropped before even going through the strip, this is too much voltage drop. Try adding additional cores so you effectively 1/2 the resistance and thus volatge drop to approx 2.2 amps which may be enough to get way with Refer to this thread on info regading voltage drop and the effects and how much you can get away with. http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,3668.0.html
  12. The way the strip works is that the data is cascaded down the strip, so the first pixel recieves the data and then removes its 3 used channels before then sending the data to the next pixel. This means that it doesnt matter what order they are reconnected in, the main thing is that the input and output is correct as they do have an orientation.
  13. Something is not right with the CCR controller or strips, is the CCR still under warranty, do you have more than 1 CCR that you could swap the CCR strip with to determine if the issue moves to another controller
  14. have you tried a different 12vdc power supply to the controller
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