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Hi,

 

I have a 16 channel controller.  Channel 13 stays on all the time.  The lights plugged into it stay on but not at full power.  I still can swinkle them but I am unable to completely trun them off.  What should I be looking at to correct this problem.  

 

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If it is about half as bright as the other channels when they are at 100%. Then it sounds like half of a triac is shorted.

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did you put the controller together yourself?  Handy with a soldering iron?  Either contact LOR or resolder the contacts for that channel again.

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If it is about half as bright as the other channels when they are at 100%. Then it sounds like half of a triac is shorted.

Which half do you replace?!  (couldn't resist) :-)

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I had a similar issue a couple of years ago. One channel would not turn off completely, even after the show had ended for the night. It would stay on just enough that you could tell it wasn't off. I just dealt with it since it worked during the show. The next year everything was fine. Never did figure out what caused it.

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Got the samething going on with one of my controllers. I used this controller with one other for Halloween with no problems. Now that I have the other 6 controllers, I have one channel that is staying on and one channel of another controller not working like it should. I was looking at the network preferences and in the option tab, it was check on the MC-P box. As I understand, this should not be used for newer  controllers or it could cause communication problems. I unchecked it. Haven't ran a test yet to see if that has fixed the problem. I'll test tonight. My CCP's are also acting up. I can only hope.

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