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 I had a 16 channel controller a few years back and was able to send the "display" to the controller and disconnect the laptop. I just bought another 16 channel kit, but can't seem to find the method of sending the thing to the controller, except I was able to test the unit with that other program.

Can I run it without the laptop, and if not, how do I run it with?

 

Thanks!

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Which kit(s) you talking about? If AC controller you will need a computer or one of the mini directors. Mini directors use an SD card to run the show.

please be more specific

JR

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If you were using a DC Controller (CMB16D or CMB24D) they have the Standalone option in the Hardware Utility program to download animation sequences only, no music.

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Good question! Well...it's the kit version, the manual says 16/32/64/128 channel package. I know I have the 16 channel version. It connects up with a RS485 adapter. Other than that, I see no model numbers or anything saying what it is. From looking at the light o rama web site, looks like I bought a Light-O-Rama CTB16PC Controller - Kit.

I had one of these years ago, and it seems I was able to disconnect, but either way, I can't seem to find how to send the program to the controller. They've made it complex. And I program PLCs for a living!

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1 hour ago, F16BMATHIS said:

Good question! Well...it's the kit version, the manual says 16/32/64/128 channel package. I know I have the 16 channel version. It connects up with a RS485 adapter. Other than that, I see no model numbers or anything saying what it is. From looking at the light o rama web site, looks like I bought a Light-O-Rama CTB16PC Controller - Kit.

I had one of these years ago, and it seems I was able to disconnect, but either way, I can't seem to find how to send the program to the controller. They've made it complex. And I program PLCs for a living!

The Model # is CTB16PC if this is new it should say that on the pcb controller card as well along with the vers or generation number once again if new prob Gen3

http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/CTB16Kpcv1_Assembly_Manual.pdf

or

http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/CTB16Kpcv1_Assembly_Manual.pdf

or

http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/CTB16Kpcv1_Assembly_Manual.pdf

or

Why don't you just link to whichever one you have? http://www1.lightorama.com/documentation/

For this unit to run shows you will need to connect it to your pv via the 485 adapter or with one of the mini directors as I mentioned above. You will have to configure it using your laptop and the LOR sequencing software. It should have come with an instruction sheet to configure it. 

http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/uMP3g3_Man_Web.pdf

or

http://www1.lightorama.com/Documents/G3-MP3_Man_Web.pdf

Perhaps your previous controller was the residential starter package that included the director/ minidirector utilizing an SD card to send the sequencing commands to the controller.

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I think I found it. I must not have a "stand alone system" cause when I tried to do that it said my available size is a -1, so I found the Sequence editor and simply pressing the play button will run the show. Not so hard to do, but very hard to find instructions, which I still have not found. Figured this out by playing with it after giving up on locating instructions.

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1 hour ago, Mr. P said:

On the LOR Stand Alone page they have the CTB16PCG3 as stand alone capable, is that an error? I didn't think any of the residential AC controllers had that ability.

http://www1.lightorama.com/standalone/

I am with you on this. I have a bunch of g3's I didn't know they are stand a lone but then again I just connect them all to my faces and be done. However in the manual it doesn't mention "stand a lone" as the other controllers do like my pixie8 in the manual index say stand a lone and discusses it, so maybe this is a simple typo. I just discovered the pixie8 is stand a lone a couple days ago, once again by reading it here. But I cant use the pixie8 as stand alone since I want music, its only for lighting effects.

It does mention dimming curves for lights but if I read it correctly it still says you need adapters to connect to a computer.

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