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2 minutes ago, ~DOC~ said:

Ok obviously my lights are not RGB. When I did it in SE

red=green

green = blue

blue = Red

😐

the test produced green then blue then red 

was this with your Sequence or when you pressed the test button on the Pixie?  

If the test button, then you probably have GBR order

In the HU with the controller chosen, click the Cosmic Color/Pixie Config: The set the RGB Order  (affects all ports, so make sure ALL strings are the same config. the evils 😈 of just buying a initial sample)

 

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RGB order is very important with the Pixie since you have to set it for the board and not for each port. Keep that in mind when purchasing pixels and purchase enough from the same vendor to keep the same RGB order and to have a few backup spares. Nothing sucks more when your pixels are GBR and a few go out and the new ones you purchase end up being BRG.

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9 minutes ago, TheDucks said:

was this with your Sequence or when you pressed the test button on the Pixie?  

If the test button, then you probably have GBR order

In the HU with the controller chosen, click the Cosmic Color/Pixie Config: The set the RGB Order  (affects all ports, so make sure ALL strings are the same config. the evils 😈 of just buying a initial sample)

 

Yes the test did green blue red.  

So your telling me I should buy from the same supplier then?

I have too stop now my shows about to play and at the moment I only have one Dongle

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2 minutes ago, ~DOC~ said:

So your telling me I should buy from the same supplier then?

I have too stop now my shows about to play and at the moment I only have one Dongle

That is the simplest.  One source, rather than trying to match different ones to the controller.

I chose HC for my initial buy. So I will probably stick with them. Just keep track of which strings come from what supplier. because the ORDER will be trapped to the controller. 💡 If you do lose a few strings, you could always moe those to a smaller controller, and change the setting on the 16 to use your new order.

And get a (spare) RED dongle👍, you never know when you might need it

 

 

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19 minutes ago, ~DOC~ said:

Yes the test did green blue red.  

So your telling me I should buy from the same supplier then?

I have too stop now my shows about to play and at the moment I only have one Dongle

I have all resources you will need!

Ive been using the same supplier for my pixel nodes.

Another for ribbons, cables and the smaller power supplies, boxes , and other stuff

The biggest waste of money was trying to find a cable source. Purchased from Ray but seemed like every order the sizes were dif, trashes.

I will provide you with good sources and prices.

JR

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8 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

I have all resources you will need!

Ive been using the same supplier for my pixel nodes.

Another for ribbons, cables and the smaller power supplies, boxes , and other stuff

The biggest waste of money was trying to find a cable source. Purchased from Ray but seemed like every order the sizes were dif, trashes.

I will provide you with good sources and prices.

JR

Thanks JR that will be helpful. So now that I see a little bit. I guess I can do this. I now need to get this board in a box with suitable power supply. Your information will be awesome to have. 

Oh yea your pixie setup was spot on. I had some hiccups on pixels (lack of knowledge on my part) but other than that these are great for any newbie. 

I don’t have my next round of likes and thank you until after 8PM but you and the Duck are getting them. 

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28 minutes ago, TheDucks said:

That is the simplest.  One source, rather than trying to match different ones to the controller.

I chose HC for my initial buy. So I will probably stick with them. Just keep track of which strings come from what supplier. because the ORDER will be trapped to the controller. 💡 If you do lose a few strings, you could always moe those to a smaller controller, and change the setting on the 16 to use your new order.

And get a (spare) RED dongle👍, you never know when you might need it

 

 

Thank you.

My next order from Lor will have another dongle. 

As I told JR I will come back later and give you your reaction. Don’t reset until after 8PM

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3 minutes ago, ~DOC~ said:

Thanks JR that will be helpful. So now that I see a little bit. I guess I can do this. I now need to get this board in a box with suitable power supply. Your information will be awesome to have. 

Oh yea your pixie setup was spot on. I had some hiccups on pixels (lack of knowledge on my part) but other than that these are great for any newbie. 

I don’t have my next round of likes and thank you until after 8PM but you and the Duck are getting them. 

I will work up a parts list and send it to you.

Can provide pics or videos via cell phone as well.

A Pixie16 and power supple is a tight fit in a cg1500. I have done it two different ways but will be changing one of the 15 pixie16’s To match the others.

JR

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19 hours ago, TheDucks said:

Your number is good.  You would probably run 2 @ 750's. 1 per bank

Also note. that is getting close to the limit for a 15A wall outlet (2 cords) ~11A using 80% PSU efficiency (might be a bit better, but not much). Personally, I might run that on 240V (I have a 6-20R in the garage for my Radial Arm) That would be a single 3 wire cord, just different plugs/outlet

I just noticed something

a 750  will allow a bank to be overloaded big time. A  pixie16 has a 30A limit per bank . Only use 1 750 for both banks.  If you need more power, you must power inject (and a seperate supply. Just remember to tie the Negatives ONLY together and FUSE each inject leg

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5 hours ago, TheDucks said:

was this with your Sequence or when you pressed the test button on the Pixie?  

If the test button, then you probably have GBR order

In the HU with the controller chosen, click the Cosmic Color/Pixie Config: The set the RGB Order  (affects all ports, so make sure ALL strings are the same config. the evils 😈 of just buying a initial sample)

 

 

4 hours ago, dibblejr said:

I will work up a parts list and send it to you.

Can provide pics or videos via cell phone as well.

A Pixie16 and power supple is a tight fit in a cg1500. I have done it two different ways but will be changing one of the 15 pixie16’s To match the others.

JR

I delivered as promise both you have been awesome and got my hole allotment of reactions tonight. 

JR I did get your PM thank you. Questions coming....

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Just now, ~DOC~ said:

 

I delivered as promise both you have been awesome and got my hole allotment of reactions tonight. 

JR I did get your PM thank you. Questions coming....

Any time, you also have my cell #

JR

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I am not big at talking to people I don’t know. Worried always I will offend. But your number is saved. I may call to get this board in a box and set up. So I don’t worry about screwing it up. I was out tonight at a holiday part and low and behold people new me. My light show. Their kids loved it. Makes it all worth it.

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10 minutes ago, ~DOC~ said:

I am not big at talking to people I don’t know. Worried always I will offend. But your number is saved. I may call to get this board in a box and set up. So I don’t worry about screwing it up. I was out tonight at a holiday part and low and behold people new me. My light show. Their kids loved it. Makes it all worth it.

I haven’t met a stranger and have spoken with hundreds of people here.

No worries text is fine as well.

Prefer text prior to call just to ensure I am not busy. I normally reply fast.

JR

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7 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

I haven’t met a stranger and have spoken with hundreds of people here.

No worries text is fine as well.

Prefer text prior to call just to ensure I am not busy. I normally reply fast.

JR

Actually for me I might call to chat first. I need to break my egg shell. Don’t feel right just calling for help. 

Of course chat about lights common thing

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