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  1. I use LOR controllers to drive 6803 modules and I control the CCR strip using a J1sys P12R controller, have been for the last 2 years with no issues. The issue is LOR S3 not having the easy ability to change the RGB orientation so if using a CCR controller with LOR S3 then be prepared to manually assign the channels in the correct order to get the right RGB combination if using third party 6803 strip or modules or strings.
  2. We have a description for your condition and most of us suffer from it You have the CLAP . . . . . . Christmas Lighting Addiction Problem Welcome to the hobby
  3. What you find is that you will get more distance and less voltage drop if you concentrate on using either single colours or 2 mixed colours, When calculating the estimated voltage drop we always base the calculation on when the LEDs are White (all 3 colors on) as this is the maximum current that will be drawn. This will show voltage drop the most because you end up with a pinkish white colour which becomes more pronounced the further down the strip. So one way to also over come this issue and gain longer distance is to drop your intensity levels to about 80% when using white as this will not
  4. At 30 feet not 30 metres you should be OK using 18 guage 12vdc strip. You would see around 1.5 volts dropped before the strip which shouldnt be enough to effect the strip as a 12vdc strip ussually sees issues at around 9.5 volts, so if the strip doesnt drop more than 1.5 volts itself then it will be OK
  5. If using 12vdc Strip which is rated at 3 amps for the 5 metre length and using 18 guage cable which has a resistance of 0.025 ohms/m for a 30 metre run (which is 60metres due to the return path) will give you approx 4.5 volts dropped before even going through the strip, this is too much voltage drop. Try adding additional cores so you effectively 1/2 the resistance and thus volatge drop to approx 2.2 amps which may be enough to get way with Refer to this thread on info regading voltage drop and the effects and how much you can get away with. http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.p
  6. The way the strip works is that the data is cascaded down the strip, so the first pixel recieves the data and then removes its 3 used channels before then sending the data to the next pixel. This means that it doesnt matter what order they are reconnected in, the main thing is that the input and output is correct as they do have an orientation.
  7. Most lights that I have used are never RGB they are usually a different RGB orientation. But as you said this is easily overcome. Now the 2801 distance will vary on many conditions but the general rule is a maximum distance of 5 metres (16 feet), How far is your run? What controller are you using to drive the strip?
  8. Something is not right with the CCR controller or strips, is the CCR still under warranty, do you have more than 1 CCR that you could swap the CCR strip with to determine if the issue moves to another controller
  9. have you tried a different 12vdc power supply to the controller
  10. First check the network cable you are using is not at fault and ensure that the LOR dongle has been recognised by your computer.
  11. Somehow I doubt this will be easily implemented this year, but i wish you good luck you can see how its used at this link http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,2913.msg25270.html#msg25270
  12. This is a very true statement. last year was down to a single 4:40 minute music mix repeating due to traffic and this year will be down to 3 minutes just to keep the traffic flowing. I started with a 25 minute show originally 4-5 years back. So it really goes down to individual circumstances
  13. If not using a LOR macro like twinkle or shimmer then you will be bound by the data rate between your computer and the controllers. I know with DMX its around 25ms as thats how fast the data goes so i would say LOR is similar. Anything below that will not show any differences
  14. edvas69

    smart rgb strips

    The CCR controller works with 6803 pixels and not with the 2811 pixels
  15. edvas69

    smart rgb strips

    I ave found that the 3 led/pixel is far easier to manage in software and its also easier to create animations for and from the street where the audience is the 3 LED/pixel strip works well as the individual pixel starts to get lost at that distance,
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