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Just a couple of questions for Pixie Controllers Both the PIXIE2D-v3   with dip switches (12 volt) and the PIXIE V-2, CB100D--ver 3 (5 volt) Using S5 Pro 5.5.xx need to load .14 latest release.

I gave each controller 2 Unit ID numbers, Do I need to check to see if I set them up as "Duel Networks"??,  because when in the Hardware Utility package I have to select PORT 2 to get the 2nd string of pixels to lite, also HU can NOT find the 2nd Unit ID number.

On the 12v system what are the dip switches used for,... Unit ID only or other things? current set in the Middle, off if I remember, set ID # by software.

Thanks to all who responds,

Jack

Denver, Co.

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There is no middle on dip switches. On or Off

All off to use HU to set ID

You set 1 ID (call it the Base) which is also Port 1. Each additional port ASSUMES the next ID in a sesies

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5 minutes ago, Jack said:

Just a couple of questions for Pixie Controllers Both the PIXIE2D-v3   with dip switches (12 volt) and the PIXIE V-2, CB100D--ver 3 (5 volt) Using S5 Pro 5.5.xx need to load .14 latest release.

I gave each controller 2 Unit ID numbers, Do I need to check to see if I set them up as "Duel Networks"??,  because when in the Hardware Utility package I have to select PORT 2 to get the 2nd string of pixels to lite, also HU can NOT find the 2nd Unit ID number.

On the 12v system what are the dip switches used for,... Unit ID only or other things? current set in the Middle, off if I remember, set ID # by software.

Thanks to all who responds,

Jack

Denver, Co.

Turn off the DIP switches and allow the HU and software too assign the ID. HU will only see the first Unit ID. However unless it has been set up like the LOR Singing Quartet you will see both unit ID's in the sequencer and prop def.

You may need a firmware update if it cant be found but I will say if you turn off the dip switch and shut down and restart the HU in most cases the unit ID will be found.

If you are talking about teh 2nd unit ID , it will not be see in HU

The DIP switches are used for Unit ID's as well as pixel settings. 

JR

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Thanks guys, as a FYI my remote Gate opener has and uses a 3 way Dip Switch, up--middle--and down. I agree with you most Dip Switches are just Ones and Zero's

What about the Duel Network for mode settings any info on this?

Thanks

Jack

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12 hours ago, Jack said:

Thanks guys, as a FYI my remote Gate opener has and uses a 3 way Dip Switch, up--middle--and down. I agree with you most Dip Switches are just Ones and Zero's

What about the Duel Network for mode settings any info on this?

Thanks

Jack

What is Dual mode Network? I can find no use of that term in the March 2020 Pixie Manual.

Are you running in DMX mode?  Page 19 I think this implies: set to the Universe. The DMX ID used (and Pixels per port setting) is what directs to the port

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Two things,   first I saw something in the forum posts about "Duel mode" and Second and most important is in the HU page when setting up a Pixie 2, 12 volt device, on the bottom of the page there is a Pixie Test button that takes you to another page and on the right side of the page it asks about Duel mode etc. and yes, what is Duel mode?

No, I am only using LOR software and devices at this time.

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In the CB100D manual:

Unit ID Mode (Default is Dual Normal)

Normal means one unit ID for all 320 channels.

Legacy means up to twenty sequential unit IDs depending upon the configured logical resolution.

Dual Normal means two consecutive unit IDs. The configured unit ID is string 1 and ID+1 is string 2.

http://www1.lightorama.com/PDF/CB100D_Man_Web.pdf

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Dual Normal is how I have my original CCP controllers setup.  You assign a Unit ID and that is the first string, and the second string takes the next Unit ID.  So my three CCP controllers are Unit IDs 21&22, 23&24, and 25&26.  Each string of pixels are channels 1-150 with the macro channels as 151-157.  I prefer that over Normal mode where the two strings on each controller are channels 1-150 and 161-310 (plus the seven macro channels on each).  Easier for me to remember that pixel 36 is always channels 106-108, than sometimes it's channels 266-268.

 

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