Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums
bhunt240

when did then gen3 controllers become available?

Recommended Posts

Hey everyone im looking into purchasing some used controllers but he is unsure of what gen they are but said they wer bought a few years ago... just wondering when they wer first sold and also what is tge the difference in a gen2 vs my gen3 controllers I already have??

Thanks

Blake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blake I am not sure of the date but does it have a red led or green? Some cards were marked wrong but its my understanding the led is the key. Green was version 3.

 

 

Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright ill ask the seller to look at that, any big differences in the gen2 controllers vs my gen3's?? Im also using all commercial leds next year if that makes a difference on the gen2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The gen 3 has a phantom load built into each channel tha can help the channel fade correctly if more than a few strings are connected. With a gen 2, you may need to add a phantom load yourself. Search the forum for snubber. The gen 2 controllers do not support dimming curves. If you are using the LED dimming curve, the second gen is unable to match it.

Also to identify, the gen2 has the status light to the right of the cat 5 jacks. Gen 3 has the status light to the left. Gen 2 is all pin through hole components. Gen3 is mostly surface mount components.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...