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SantaLudy    0

Hello Early Light Enthusiast

I have created a monster and need someone's assistance to tame it...

Facts:

1.  4 - 83 amp 12 volt power supplies (each one sending power to one bank of 8 channels)

2.  2 - PixCon 16 LOR controllers

3.  180 Pixels per channel of (DC12V waterproof full color 12mm WS2811 led pixel) - Each operate at DC 12V, 0.3W/led

4.  Apparently the total Watts per channel is 54 with a total of 4.5 amps

5.  HOW can I bypass the controller load and stay under the 4 amp limit per channel without reducing the number of pixels per channel?

6.  Can I send power from the board ONLY to first 3 set of 50 pixels, THEN add an INJECTION 12V lead to the remaining, but keep the DATA connected?  I am assuming that since 3 sets of 50 at 15 Watts per set then the total 4.5 amps per channel.  This would keep the total of the bank at 36 amps.

Since I am new to the Pixel world, I knew there are most of you that would have the answer.  Your support in this is greatly appreciated.  Let me know if this would work, before I spend all the time creating this. 

Thanks

SantaLudy

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DevMike    429

FYI (and people are going to beat me over the head about the semantics of this).

LOR (as a company) does not support Power Injection.  What I mean by that is if you ask us how to do it, we tell you don't do it and won't give you instructions on how to do it.

If we determine that a piece of equipment (string of pixels, controller, etc) was damaged by power injection (or other short) done incorrectly, your warranty will not cover the damage.

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Now with that said, YES it is possible to safely power inject (obviously by the links/vids above).  Just remember you assume all risk when doing so.

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BMurray    55

Did my first "power injection" with a few matrixs that i have. I have four with 1 string of 168 pixels each ( 8x21 ). It is pretty easy to do. And the difference is quite noticeable with and without the power injection. 

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uncledan    33
On ‎8‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 7:17 AM, DevMike said:

FYI (and people are going to beat me over the head about the semantics of this).

LOR (as a company) does not support Power Injection.  What I mean by that is if you ask us how to do it, we tell you don't do it and won't give you instructions on how to do it.

If we determine that a piece of equipment (string of pixels, controller, etc) was damaged by power injection (or other short) done incorrectly, your warranty will not cover the damage.

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Now with that said, YES it is possible to safely power inject (obviously by the links/vids above).  Just remember you assume all risk when doing so.

In my mind power injection should cut down on issues/warranties.  No current thru the board seems like it would be better?  I safely power injected my whole display in 2016 with 20k+ pixels. This sounds a bit odd to me... :wacko:

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DevMike    429
7 hours ago, uncledan said:

In my mind power injection should cut down on issues/warranties.  No current thru the board seems like it would be better?  I safely power injected my whole display in 2016 with 20k+ pixels. This sounds a bit odd to me... :wacko:

If EVERYONE understood how electricity works, that would be true.  However for a majority of our customers, they don't.  

Which is why I worded what I said the way I did.

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