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  1. Problem solved. I’m a little higher on the learning curve after a little more poking around. Even though I had the Pixels Per Port set to 100 in the Hardware Utility I failed to go into the Configuration/Pixie Configuration Sub-Menu and also set the Pixels Per Port and Logical Resolution to 100 there too. After that adjustment the HU, PE and SE all display the full 100 pixies. Thanks to all for guiding me along the curve.
  2. Greetings, This is my first couple of weeks starting to get comfortable with smart pixels, so I’m down toward the bottom of the learning curve and need some help. I don’t plan on deploying any smart pixels this Christmas, but taking the opportunity while my normal LOR 1602Wg3/E1.31 network is up and running to play with the Pixie16. I have a new LOR Pixie 16, LOR ver 4.3.34 Pro and a LOR factory made string of 100 12V pixels. The string of pixels is where I think I need help. Using the Hardware Utility I can only get the first 50 pixels to light-up. I have the Port set to 1 and the Pixels Per Port set to 100. Starting the Chase Sequence, the first 50 pixels cycle through but 51 thru 100 don’t light. First question: Should the Hardware Utility be Capable of cycling through (and lighting) all 100 pixels? I see the same problem with a short animation I created in both PE and SE where the second 50 don’t light. Second Question: Could the string of 100 be defective after the first 50 pixels? Is there some other way to check them, besides purchasing another string? I need 15 more by next Christmas anyway Thank for any light anyone can shed on my quandary. Jeff.
  3. Thanks to all those who replied to my call for help. Last weekend I had a chance to, for the first time, hook all the stars to the power supply and check out the operation of the programming, power supply and stars. I must say, I'm now hooked on RGB lighting, maybe not to replace all my incandescent mini lights but certainly to complement them. I sat in a dark garage watching the whole hour of programmed color fades and was pleasantly suprised by the by un-programmed colors created between color fades. Anyway, I also hooked up a Kill-a-watt and measured the power during full on and idle. I have decided to leave the power supply on all the time because the idle power draw is just 5 watts. Thanks again to all those who replied. Jeff.
  4. Greetings, I have been using a LOR animation sequence for a number of years that is an hour long and then loops back to the beginning and repeats for the entire evening. I use the Schedule Editor to start and stop the sequence that runs for a number of hours. This year I have added a number of Holiday Coro RGB stars to my display. I have assembled a solid state relay control for the 12vdc RGB power supply to allow LOR on/off power supply control. I would like to turn the RGB power supply on a minute or so before the LOR animation sequence starts. I have thought about a separate plug-in wall timer, but with all the high tech LOR control, that option seems clunky. As far as I can tell a background LOR sequence for just the power supply starts at the same time as the animation sequence. Will the Schedule Editor start two separate shows, one for the animation sequence and one for the power supply, at nearly the same time? Is there something better that I have not thought of? Many Thanks.
  5. The sequence lasts for 1 hour then loops. The timer allows the sequence to run for the evening then shuts off. When the controller receives power the next night the show starts over again until the timer shuts off. I’m not using a computer to run the show, the show loaded on the first controller and starts when the timer sends power to it. I have the controller set to start the sequence upon power up.
  6. My display which consists of many slow fades that are looped uses the first of 3 controllers to hold and start at power-up the stored sequence. In years past with only 2 controllers I used a 4 pole contactor to apply power to all four controller circuits at once. Now this year with 3 controllers and 6 controller circuits I no longer can remove power from all controllers at once. My question has two parts: first, when power is removed from the first controller that has the sequence saved in it, will the other controllers shut down and not turn on any connected lights even though they are still plugged in and powered? Second: Is it possible to split the power that supplies the sequence running electronics from the high current triac electronics in the first controller? If I can split the two sections I can run the sequence electronics with a low power timer, leave the high power electronics plugged in all the time and not worry about adding additional poles to my contactor. Thanks to anyone who can help with my most recent display expansion.
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