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CCBs not working for me... I dont get it

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I have 4 CCB controllers and 8 strings of RGBs that I am trying to add to my display. When I go into HU and refresh it finds 13 units on com 4(which is wierd because the 4 controllers are the only thing connected to the network?) I can see 3 of the new CCB controllers (03, 04, and 06) but 05 says unknown device (along with the 9 other mystery devices it is seeing. I can test the lights in pixel console on the 3 CCBs and all the lights test ok, however when I try to play a text sequence in PE, nothing lights up outside (Control lights is on).

Any help is greatly appreciated. I tried setting this stuff up last year and ran into so many problems that i ended up giving up 3 days before christmas. I'm hoping to be able to actually turn my show on this year and not having a dark front yard.

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Don't get too excited about the Hardware Utility.  The important part is can the software control the lights.  As for not able to control from PE:

1) Do you have the LOR control panel running (which brings up the Comm Listener).

2) Is the LOR network configured for Enhanced mode?

3)  Do you have a Pro level LOR software license?

 

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Also keep in mind that the CCB controllers require 2 consecutive Unit IDs per control box.  So if you assign a CCB controller Unit ID 03 in the Hardware Utility, it will automatically use ID 03 and 04.  Therefore, the next UNIT ID you assign needs to be 05.

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18 hours ago, k6ccc said:

Don't get too excited about the Hardware Utility.  The important part is can the software control the lights.  As for not able to control from PE:

1) Do you have the LOR control panel running (which brings up the Comm Listener).

2) Is the LOR network configured for Enhanced mode?

3)  Do you have a Pro level LOR software license?

 

Turns out I had set the network speed for 500K but did not click the enhanced network box.

Some of the lights are now somewhat working. I say somewhat because i have them programmed to do a red and green pattern but some of the bulbs are lighting up blue. I am still getting mystery devices when i refresh in HU, and now it doesnt find 05 at all(before it had 05 in the list but said unknown device). I'm going to try a different cat5 cable to controller 05 and see if that fixes it - it is the last controller in the daisy chain.

 

11 hours ago, George Simmons said:

Also keep in mind that the CCB controllers require 2 consecutive Unit IDs per control box.  So if you assign a CCB controller Unit ID 03 in the Hardware Utility, it will automatically use ID 03 and 04.  Therefore, the next UNIT ID you assign needs to be 05.

When I initially set up the controllers in HU, I set up unit ID mode as Normal (Single ID). Do I still need to do as you described above?

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46 minutes ago, stunney said:

When I initially set up the controllers in HU, I set up unit ID mode as Normal (Single ID). Do I still need to do as you described above?

No you don’t, but I highly recommend it.  Much easier to keep track of stuff in your head when all the strings have the same channel assignments (other than a different Unit ID).  Remembering that pixel 22 is always channels 64-66 is easier than remembering that sometimes it’s 64-66 and sometimes 224-226.

Unless you are license limit to only a few controller IDs, there is little reason to use it in single ID mode.  IMHO

 

 

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40 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

No you don’t, but I highly recommend it.  Much easier to keep track of stuff in your head when all the strings have the same channel assignments (other than a different Unit ID).  Remembering that pixel 22 is always channels 64-66 is easier than remembering that sometimes it’s 64-66 and sometimes 224-226.

Unless you are license limit to only a few controller IDs, there is little reason to use it in single ID mode.  IMHO

 

 

OK Thanks. I will have to change the unit IDs and see if that helps.

I dont know what I did since my last post but now nothing is lighting up during playback again. I didnt change anything..... Getting very frustrated....

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I changed the unit IDs on the 3 controllers that are communicating with HU and updated all of the info in PE but still nothing lighting up outside now.

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So I replaced the cat5 to the last controller and changed all of the unit IDs to allow for 2 IDs per controller and I am happy to report that everything is now working. Now I have a lot of programming to do in a short period of time lol.

Thanks for your help!!!

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Glad you finally got it working.

 

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