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KHenry1319

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Hi folks,

This weekend I connected my first DC board (so I do not have extensive experience) with transformer, and 3 RGB test strips. 2 of the strips lit perfectly and I was able to control the colors etc. However, 1 of the strips lit immediately when I plugged in the electricity. Surely this can't be right??

I removed the strip from the first set of cannels and placed in onto another set and it worked.

Do you guys have any ideas as to why the first set of channels might not have worked?

THANKS!!

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The mosfet (transistor) may be bad (its happened). I have a DC board as well, but cant remember if it can do a hardware reset like the AC boards and set #1 back to Off. Secondly, did you look in the Hardware Utility to see if that channel is switched On? Did you set the Unit number with the knobs on the board or in the HU?

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Thanks for the response!! Yes, I did look in the Hardware Utility (I did this to test the 3 strips that I have). I had the HU automatically find the new board and did not manually change the unit number on the board. I tested the transformer and the correct 120 to 12v are coming out of that.

So weird though, when I shut the lights down (from the LOR software), that one strip stays on (so it is definitely getting a direct flow of electricity).

I purchased the board about 2 months back, will LOR fix the mosfet? Or simply exchange the unit?

Thanks!!

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Yep, they usually will fix it. You just need to open up a support ticket. They are actually fairly easy to swap out yourself too if you are good with a soldering iron.

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Ok, then try the board reset first.. Here is the manual: http://www.lightoram...UserMan_Web.pdf

Page 9:

Reset the CMB16D-QCTo reset all device parameters back to factory defaults

and erase any stand-alone program, power the

controller down, set the Unit ID switches to 00 and

power it up. The Status LED will flash quickly. Power

the controller down and set the Unit ID back.

Edited by TJ Hvasta
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