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  1. Same here - I ordered more that I need for my two panels. Useful thing to have around...
  2. A RigRunner is a power distribution & fuse panel. It's not what I would expect anyone else to use for power distribution. I have not received the distro boards and wanted to have something to fuse my wiring, and I had this available. You can see it above my panel in the video I posted late Friday evening. This is the distribution boards I have on order: https://www.crockettfantasyoflights.com/product/cfol-distro-8/ My recommendation is to use something to fuse the panels.
  3. Extension Cord for pixels

    It should work fine.
  4. My personal opinion is that fusing the power to the panels would be a good idea. The biggest thing you are protecting by fusing the power to the panels is not a failure of the panel, but a failure of your wiring. Of course a panel could fail, but the chances of a panel developing a failure that would draw massive amounts of current is pretty small. However the wiring to the panels can develop a problem such as a connection coming loose causing an energized wire to end up floating around, or a wire getting pinched and damaging the insulation. The 350W power supply can easily supply far more current than the wiring to the panels can carry in the event of a short circuit. I put my money where my mouth is - I ordered the Crockett distro boards, and since they had not arrived, I used the RigRunner that was available for my initial testing.
  5. OK, some basic electrical info. A fuse distribution panel does several things. First is that it provides wiring connection points for a bunch of wires. When you have large numbers of wires, this can be very useful. The second is that it provides over current protection for the downstream wiring and loads. A fuse does NOT provide any sort of over voltage protection.
  6. I use the RigRunner fuse panels with some of my ham radio stuff. When they first came out many years ago, there really was not much else available, so they became quite popular in the ham community - despite the price (and hams are notoriously cheap). That particular panel is normally in my office but because of an office relocation is not being used for a few weeks. I will not be using that permanently. I have some of the Crockett distro boards on order.
  7. I have several of those on order and you can see the fuse panel I'm using for my testing above the matrix in the video I linked yesterday.
  8. Looking at your power distribution. Looks like you have the same power cables that came with mine that each power two panels. Then you tie two of those to the white cables with blue wirenuts. That would make eight white power cables plus one for the Pi going to the power supply, but I count quite a bit more than that to the right of the power supply. Or do the three to the left of the power supply go over to the piece of wood and double back so you could move the power supply somewhere else? The real question is are you fusing those wires anywhere? I can't see any fusing. Unrelated, if I am following data cables, you have the top three rows on one output from the PiHat, the next three rows from a second output of the PiHat and the bottom two rows on the last output. Do I have that right?
  9. LOR1602W Controllers for sale - 3 total

    They are now up to $455 with 5 bids...
  10. going dark is so different...

    I don't want your reason for being dark!
  11. Possible swap meet Sacramento, CA area

    Sounds good. I've been saying for a couple years that I would like to get up there for one of the pizza dinners. This (especially if it was the same day or weekend as a pizza get together) would be a good excuse.
  12. Thank you, but there are several others here that are leading the way. I did all sequencing and running the show in 2017 in S4. I had played with S5 for a bit during the early part of the beta, but by early November, I switched back to S4 to run my show. I have re-loaded 5.0.16 as of a few weeks ago on everything. Yes, I did this in S5.0.16. I just defined a single matrix that changed size several times as I kept adding panels to the test.. Unless there is something I have not found, there is no way to do this in SuperStar. Actually SuperStar does not have a limitation, but Visualizer does. Visualizer does not allow a RGB pixel to span universes. As far as I can tell the P10 panels require all 512 channels in each DMX universe to be used which requires that pixels cross universe boundries. Having been forced to go from an Android to this iPhone in September - I HATE IT. So much stuff that is easy on the Android, and either difficult or flat out impossible on the iPhone. After having an employer issued smart phone for about 12 years - various BlackBerry, then Android, and now the iPhone, I have never personally owned a smartphone. This move is going to force me to go out and buy an Android and then just use for iPhone for nothing but work stuff. Back to P10 panels...
  13. Been there, done that. Although I do a lot from a smartphone, it is no substitute for a real PC. In fact, I’m sending this from this piece of crap iPhone that my employer switched me over to a few months ago using the web interface (damn I wish we could get TapaTalk back on this forum). Granted that I’m spoiled on PC screen space. At home I have a 23 & a 24 inch monitor and want to add a third or third and fourth monitor, and at work, three of my computers have two monitors and one has four. The only computer that only has one monitor runs a dedicated application (a radio dispatch console) and really only needs one.
  14. Possible swap meet Sacramento, CA area

    Craig, I don’t do Facebook so I’m not even going to try to join the group. However, I really would like to get up to Sacramento to meet the group up there. So if the timing works out I may try to use the swap meet as an excuse to come up there. Might I suggest that you plan to end the day with one of the somewhat regular Sacramento pizza get together events.
  15. Nope, just a cable laying in front of it. I had not even noticed that on the video until you mentioned it.