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Why are my nodes red when I have the color set for blue? They seem to not be responding the the s4 program. They are dumb nodes. The strips work fine but the nodes will not.

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Have you set the color order correctly in HU?

You don't mention what controller nor how you are setting color. My guess is you are trying to write a sequence and chose your colors, but that only based on the info provided.

JR

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1 hour ago, dgingery said:

Why are my nodes red when I have the color set for blue? They seem to not be responding the the s4 program. They are dumb nodes. The strips work fine but the nodes will not.

You said they are dumb nodes, but I rather strongly suspect based on your description that they are smart pixels.  If they are dumb, they will have four wires that will be one wire each for Red, Green, Blue, and power.  You will only be able to change the colors for the entire string together.  If they are smart nodes, they will have a power, ground, and data (and maybe a clock depending on the technology).  You will be able to change the colors of each node independently.

If they really are dumb nodes and you are getting the wrong color wired, you wired them wrong (could be marked wrong too which would cause that).

If they are smart pixels, most likely the color order is wrong.  That is normally set in your controller.

Please answer JR's question about what controller you are using.  Also, if you have a link for the nodes in question, please post that so we can see what you really have.

 

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They are dumb ones they have the for colors as for the controller not sure at this time I'm not home. I'm not sure what the color.order is you are talking about also.

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11 minutes ago, dgingery said:

They are dumb ones they have the for colors as for the controller not sure at this time I'm not home. I'm not sure what the color.order is you are talking about also.

If they are Dumb, you have the 'red' wires on the 'blue' terminal. S4 just turns on the terminal for Blue when you say blue.

OTOH Smart pixels get clocked. the order of the clocked pulses sets the color. Thus, you need to set the controller  using the hardware Utility:cosmic color/Pixie config (IF LOR boards)

to use the correct color order for your nodes. RGB, BGR... and if the channel sends RGB or does all R, then G, then B

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28 minutes ago, dgingery said:

So what your saying is to open the channel and rearrange it for that color first? I am new to rgbs

We still need to know the controller.

I do not know about dumb nodes however for what I use and my controllers I have to go into the Hardware Utility and under the pixel config select the color order that passes the HU test correctly. The first set of nodes I purchased as a test were not R,G,B they were actually B,R,G. In order to get my colors to show correctly I had to go through the different variations and once I found it just applies to settings.

They were my very first intro into pixels. Now the company I order from they are R,G,B no more guessing or testing.

But we still need to know your controller and for the members that know the dumb nodes the model # would help as well.

Its crunch time for most so get the help when you can.

JR

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And as I said, please send us a link for the lights that you are using.

 

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They are RGB from holidaycoro. And the controller is also from them. Like I said the strip lights work fine. But that's on a different controller.

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3 minutes ago, dgingery said:

They are RGB from holidaycoro. And the controller is also from them. Like I said the strip lights work fine. But that's on a different controller.

Two suggestion's

1) Provide the information requested, there are plenty of members here who have the HC hardware and nodes, strips but would still need to have all of the info in order to help you. Without the model/ series numbers its all a guess

and/ or

2) Ask Dave at HC or check out his plethora a videos he has

If you are asking for assistance here then I highly doubt anyone can provide the assistance you seek without the information that a couple of us have asked for, you will get the same reply over and over again "please provide model #'s".

Sorry that's the best I got at this point.

JR

 

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http://www.holidaycoro.com/27-Channel-DMX-Controller-for-RGB-Lights-25-Amps-p/25.htm

 

This is my controller. The RGB lights are no longer being sold. It was the ones they just discontinued. I can not find a stock number for them. I did go into hu and was able to get the right colors by picking red or green or blue. However red is blue, Green is red, and blue is green. On the hu.

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25 minutes ago, dgingery said:

http://www.holidaycoro.com/27-Channel-DMX-Controller-for-RGB-Lights-25-Amps-p/25.htm

 

This is my controller. The RGB lights are no longer being sold. It was the ones they just discontinued. I can not find a stock number for them. I did go into hu and was able to get the right colors by picking red or green or blue. However red is blue, Green is red, and blue is green. On the hu.

So the colors are now correct in SE, correct? That is how it works. That will be your color setup for those strings and that controller. You just have to note or remember those settings.

Great it all worked out.

JR

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OK, now that we know what hardware you are using, we can help you.  Actually one more question.  What USB dongle are you using to connect to your DMX RS-485 network?  The reason I ask is there have been reports of some USB adapters resulting in a one channel shift from expected.

What this sounds like is that you are one channel off on your configuration.  This MAY be a issue with your configuration that you did, and it may be a hardware issue, but in either case, it should be easy to resolve or at least work around.  Two more questions.  What channels are you expecting this controller to respond to?  How are the DIP switches configured?

I would like you to be EXCEEDINGLY details and specific on how you tested in the Hardware Utility, and the exact results.  Please be almost painfully detailed.  For example, I really am looking for something like "In the Hardware Utility, I selected xxx, and yyy happened".  Be accurate and detailed.  If there was any result, tell us.  Better yet, shoot a video (use you phone if nothing better) and upload it to You-Tube and post the link.  Narrate the video with what you are doing and what is happening.

Honest, this won't be hard.

 

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1 hour ago, dgingery said:

 

1 hour ago, dgingery said:

This is my controller. The RGB lights are no longer being sold. It was the ones they just discontinued. I can not find a stock number for them. I did go into hu and was able to get the right colors by picking red or green or blue. However red is blue, Green is red, and blue is green. On the hu.

I have several of these from HC. I use 6 of them in my Christmas display. Are you using the USB Actidongle from HC or hooking the DMX controller to the DMX port in an E1.31 controller? I'm not sure what you mean by "The RGB lights are no longer being sold"  Any "RGB" light they sell or from other vendors should work. I have lights from 2 separate vendors on one controller and it works just fine. The RGB or "DUMB" nodes have 4 wires. 1 for power the other 3 are for RGB- RED GREEN AND BLUE. So make sure you have the correct wire hooked up to the correct "color" pin connection

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I am using the dongle from hc. They switched to the ones that have the 4 pin pigtail on them. In the hu all I had time to do.was.go in and turn on the red light and I got blue when I turn on green I get red when I turn on blue I get green. Know that I do know this I can get through this year's set up. But if there is a fix that would be great. I had it all set to go then added a talking tree I built. That's when it all went wrong lol. Thanks everyone for the help.

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