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Question is

I have an entec pro dongo set with universe 1 channels 1,2,3 etc. / universe 2 channels 1,2,3, etc.

now have a Alpha Pix 16 using E1.31 do I start with universe 1 again or start with universe 3

and same question when I hook up my pixie 16 using the red high speed adapter  

                          

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Your Alphapix will start with 3, don't repeat universes.

Your Pixie is LOR network only so it will use Unit IDs and not universes. Keep in mind that the Pixie will use 16 consecutive Unit IDs, one per port.

Edited by Mr. P

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I also want to add, isn't the entec pro dongle used on the LOR network? If it is it would use DMX addressing and not universes. I could be wrong so somebody with more knowledge on these dongles will chime in.

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My entec pro is on its own network.  And it can only be 1 universe.  It is not e 1.31  or LOR.   It uses its own protocol but it does consume a universe.   My DMX (entec pro) is universe 4.   E 1.31 is universes 5 up to 45.

So my network is 1 LOR network.  1 DMX (entec pro) network.  1 e 1.31 network.  They have to be seperate.

I am thinking of opening a second LOR network.  If you add that pixie be careful not to overload your LOR network...too many controllers and you start having issues.  I have 6 AC controllers...3 CCRs....3 CMD24 DC controllers.  About to add a servo dog   Have the 8 port LOR pixel controller.....forget what its called....but it is ready to be added.  I thought it was DMX compatible but LOR network only.   I started seeing lag in the ccrs last year on some songs.  So I might need to add a second LOR network....

Hope that helps....

 

Sax

 

Edited by sax

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My networks are        1 LOR network - 8 ac controllers (some gen 2) (some Gen 3).

                                      1 DMX (entec pro) network - (1 universe  10 rgb Dumb 27 channel controllers)

                                     Adding the E1.31 network  - HC alphapix 16 (through a 8 port switch for future expansion )

                                     Adding 1 LOR HS. network - for pixie 16

Is this going to work or is there something I can combine.

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The alpha pix 16 has (3)=RS- 485 ports built into it; that can run dumb RGB, There-for you could eliminate your entec pro. and run everything off of E.1.31

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23 hours ago, sonoma said:

The alpha pix 16 has (3)=RS- 485 ports built into it; that can run dumb RGB, There-for you could eliminate your entec pro. and run everything off of E.1.31

This is correct as I run my 10w RGB floods using the RS-485 output of my Alphapix 4.  Kept it less complicated and saved some cash.

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