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It looks like the new board is on the webstore page...

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Yup, already put my order in for 4 of them. Electronics class at the college I work for are going to build them for me.

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whats the difference between the LOR1602 and the new board

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Michael B wrote:

Has any one put together this controller?


It just became available today...

jeff

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gsxr7500 wrote:

whats the difference between the LOR1602 and the new board

As in the

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Card Assembled (Complete Package)trans_1x1.gifA fully assemble card with all options required to complete the building of a 30Amp, Outdoor Lighting Controller.
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$239.90






Well, It's pretty much the same except
--it's not a Director... as in CTB16D....it compares to a CTB16,
--There are spade plugs instead of a terminal block,

and a few other things...which I know I'm not mentioning...someone help me out...


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jeffmill wrote:

Michael B wrote:
Has any one put together this controller?


It just became available today...

jeff


Sooooo?

What wrong with you? You haven't put one together yet? Don't you live across the street? Walk over and put one together and let me know! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Michael B

Jeff, I'm just goofing.

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Well I know it will be eaiser than the others , they just took stuff off the boards because no one really uses some of the stuff on the orignal ones. Nothing really fancy , Just a better Price per channel & 15 amps per side. the 16d is 20amps each side.



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Michael B wrote:

Sooooo?

What wrong with you? You haven't put one together yet? Don't you live across the street? Walk over and put one together and let me know! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Michael B

Jeff, I'm just goofing.




:laughing:If I could get Dawn to let me have the income tax return,,,, I'd have another couple of hundred channels for 2007 :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Have to wait and see if they go on sale in April/May. Don't even know if that's going to happen....

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lkcubsrule wrote:

gsxr7500 wrote:
whats the difference between the LOR1602 and the new board

As in the

yhst-1552586516070_1936_574499
Card Assembled (Complete Package)trans_1x1.gifA fully assemble card with all options required to complete the building of a 30Amp, Outdoor Lighting Controller.
trans_1x1.gif
$239.90






Well, It's pretty much the same except
--it's not a Director... as in CTB16D....it compares to a CTB16,
--There are spade plugs instead of a terminal block,

and a few other things...which I know I'm not mentioning...someone help me out...






That looks like a good deal. I was going to buy the Showtime 1602w (30 AMP) but, I could put that together if it comes with the enclosure, unit and all the cords. Who knows I might have to buy 2 muah ha ha ha....

Can anybody verify if that is the case?
Dan?

-Evan

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NWSanta wrote:

That looks like a good deal. I was going to buy the Showtime 1602w (30 AMP) but, I could put that together if it comes with the enclosure, unit and all the cords. Who knows I might have to buy 2 muah ha ha ha....

Can anybody verify if that is the case?
Dan?

-Evan



If you were asking about the price... Fully assembled in the case with the wires and standard heat sinks, and 30amp capacity it's $239.95. In kit form with all the parts, requiring full assembly (including soldering) it's $185.95.

Here's the link

jeff
edit: oops, wrong link...

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jeffmill wrote:

NWSanta wrote:
That looks like a good deal. I was going to buy the Showtime 1602w (30 AMP) but, I could put that together if it comes with the enclosure, unit and all the cords. Who knows I might have to buy 2 muah ha ha ha....

Can anybody verify if that is the case?
Dan?

-Evan



If you were asking about the price... Fully assembled in the case with the wires and standard heat sinks, and 30amp capacity it's $239.95. In kit form with all the parts, requiring full assembly (including soldering) it's $185.95.

Here's the link

jeff
edit: oops, wrong link...

Hey Jeff,
Yeah I am not into the Soldering bit but, I would be into putting the unit together.
For 239.

http://store.lightorama.com/ctascpa.html

IE: Put Board and Heat Sink in box, Wire Cables, and go!
I'm into saving where I can.
I'm going to have to ask Dan about that one.
Wonder if that one will be on sale when the Sale comes?????

Sorry, one more thing. Can I use this board with my Showtime 1602W that I picked up last year?

-Evan

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NWSanta wrote:

Sorry, one more thing. Can I use this board with my Showtime 1602W that I picked up last year?

-Evan


Yes, the new board is completely compatable with the other controllers.

jeff

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lkcubsrule wrote:

Well, It's pretty much the same except
--it's not a Director... as in CTB16D....it compares to a CTB16,
--There are spade plugs instead of a terminal block,

and a few other things...which I know I'm not mentioning...someone help me out...


Also:


  • No unit number dials -- you set it via software. Not a problem IMHO (most of my boards are CTB-08's and they do it this way). You typically set an ID once and use it forever.
  • No speed dial. Not needed since there's no internal director
  • Regarding the spade plugs -- I consider this a Good Thing . I have trouble getting stranded wire in the terminal screws without having a little hair extending to a neighboring terminal. With the spades, you can simply crimp on connections, and plug them in.
  • It's only 'officially' rated at 15A per side, although Dan implied he felt it would work at 20A per side under most conditions.


For most of us, who do music synced shows driven from a computer (or an MP3 director), an LOR board is an LOR board is an LOR board, so none of the differences will really matter. But the price is excellent.

-Tim

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Thanks for the info, Tim. It was very helpful.

Michael B

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Yeah I agree.

Thanks for the Help Tim. I just have to remember that I will have to set the ID before I plug the other unit in.

Cheers
-Evan

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Looks good. I will probably get a few of these

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This looks like a pretty good deal for adding on an extra 16 channels to an existing system. I need one on the right side of the yard to eliminate a bunch of 40 ft. extention cords from a unit in the center of the yard near the house... Heck, the kit price is pretty good. Normally, even though I've had 30 + years soldering, I'm rather lazy after doing it all day... $50 is a pretty good incentive, though..

So, how are these things set by software? The units I have now use the dial. Also, do I have to flash the micro-controller or does it come programmed?

Another also... Does it come with the small heatsinks shown on the picture? I believe this will be plenty. I doubt all channels combined won't draw over 6-8 amps (and only need 10 channels) at this location.

I guess this should be asked.. If this comes with a different firmware, do I have to re-flash my other units? Are the files available to do this?

I have my own enclosure and can get the crimp terminals at work. Only $105.. Imagine if it goes on sale, too?

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Has anyone received these yet? I ordered three but don't expect them for another 4-5 days. Just anxious to see what people who have received them think of the kit.

Based on the other kits, I'm sure it will be great. Their other kits are so well put together.

RW

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tfischer wrote:



  • Regarding the spade plugs -- I consider this a Good Thing . I have trouble getting stranded wire in the terminal screws without having a little hair extending to a neighboring terminal. With the spades, you can simply crimp on connections, and plug them in.


A good practice for use of stranded wire is to Tin the exposed portion of the wire, this simplifies the insertion into the terminal screws without having any little hair's extending into the neighboring terminal's.


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sorry for the stupid question, but is "tinning" a soldering technique (looks like it from the pics)

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Sorry,

Yes, tinning is a solding technique.

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