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  1. rcoaster

    Pixie firmware v1.03

    If you open a ticket and ask for it, they'll send you the firmware file. I did the same for my Pixie 4D that I purchased last year. You'll have to use S5 to take advantage of the standalone feature. It doesn't work properly in S4.
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    Amp rating for Pixie Boards

    It's this strip: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CNL6MNM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1 It's a 5 meter strip, with 60 leds per meter which comes to 300 leds. IC every 3 leds, so it's a 100 pixel strip. Well, off to amazon and find some inline fuse kits.
  3. On the Pixie 8D (2nd generation), the amp rating for the board is 32 amps, based on the 4 amp fuses for each port that comes standard. I have a 12v strip that requires 90W, which comes to 7.5 amps. Another string I'm looking at requires 5 amps. Can I put a higher rated fuse in each port? What is the maximum fuse amperage per port I can put in? Or, would you recommend that I bypass the power feed for that particular string with an inline fuse set up?
  4. rcoaster

    2018 Spring Sale

    The fire happened at the other side of the complex where LOR is. The only impact they had was that their phone lines went down. I assume they have gotten them back up already.
  5. rcoaster

    Permanent Christmas Lights

    In the video, I saw two different colors on the string. That could mean that it's a smart pixel string, and there isn't much action due to the limitations of the controller.
  6. rcoaster

    Permanent Christmas Lights

    The strings appear to be similar to this: http://store.lightorama.com/12vblsqpi50c1.html On the Trimlight site, they appear to be 4 wire, just a matter of finding out which IC the string is on, and then configure a Pixie 4 to use those lights.
  7. rcoaster

    Pixie 1?

    I checked it out, and I don't see any standalone capabilities.
  8. There are Cat6 flat cables available. They of course, are booted, but are more flexible than the standard cabling.
  9. rcoaster

    Pixie 1?

    I wonder if the folks at LIght-O-Rama have considered developing a "Pixie 1"? A single port pixel controller, with stand-alone capabilities.
  10. You can only specify 1 color order for all 4 ports on the Pixie 4. If you have RGB bulbs and RGB strips that have different color orders, you can use S5 and specify the color order for each port when you create the "props" for each unit ID. In S4, it's tricky and labor intensive to reorder the channel numbers for each pixel to match the color order.
  11. Yes- I've tried 3 different SD cards, all with the same results. I was using the laptop's own built-in SD card reader.
  12. Anyone having any problems creating a show onto the SD card via Hardware Utility from a playback file in S5? I was using version 5.0.16. Every time I write a show to the card, an error comes up and Windows reports that there's a problem with the card. I go ahead and scan and fix, and then Windows reports that there are no errors. I also then can no longer copy files to the SD card. Rebooting the computer helps solve the problem and I can write to the card again with no problems until I use the Hardware Utility to create a show. I uninstalled S5 and went back to S4, and was able to write a show to the SD card with no problems at all. I'm running Windows 10 Home (64 bit) with all the updates as of yesterday.
  13. Thanks for the feedback- I already have the 3 pin connectors from Holiday Coro, including extensions. I was wondering if the CCB-II strings from Lightorama would fit those connectors.
  14. Was wondering if the CC Bulb/Pixels/Ribbon with a waterproof connector would fit the connectors from Holiday Coro? (Yes, I know that you offer a dangle with your bulbs. It's a flat cable, which doesn't work with standard cable glands. The ones from Holiday Coro are round cables, which work well. Maybe this is something you should consider for future product offerings.)
  15. rcoaster

    Timing Grid limitations?

    Thanks for looking into it. I get all OCD when creating my animation sequences and the fixed timing grids help me get the effects the way I want it.