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What is the maximum amount of pixels I can place on a LOR high speed red network adapter running from PC?

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The generally accepted rough rule of thumb for a 1000K Enhanced LOR network is 2,400 pixels.  HOWEVER, you can run out of bandwidth if you are doing enough changes fast enough.

 

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Personally I do not go over 1800. As Jim said above depends on the sophistication of the sequence.

Its easier to add additional networks than tear props down and rewire. 
 

All of my large are on their  own network.

JR

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Here’s the test video. Since I have one on the bench already it made it very easy.

You can see only 170 nodes of 200 will light.

 This both configured as a pixie16 and a pixcon16, only 170 will light.

If testing ensure to reduce the power down to 30% intensity of you plan on testing all white.

I should have made this video a long time ago.

JR

 

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Vince4xmas

I ran 2500 pixels per network last year using a g3-mp3.

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Vince4xmas

How do you add 4 networks if pc only has 3 com ports?

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Just now, Vince4xmas said:

How do you add 4 networks if pc only has 3 com ports?

Easy.  USB hubs are easy to come by.  BTW, get a powered hub.

 

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Vince4xmas

Perfect. Thanks much. Just make sure red high speed adapters are used. Correct?

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If you are running on a PC why not try using the E1.31 network as it can handle thousands of pixels. I run 52 controllers on two networks, one LOR RS485 network for my twelve CTB16 and CMB24 controllers and one E1.31 network for all my pixels on 40 controllers.

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22 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

If you are running on a PC why not try using the E1.31 network as it can handle thousands of pixels. I run 52 controllers on two networks, one LOR RS485 network for my twelve CTB16 and CMB24 controllers and one E1.31 network for all my pixels on 40 controllers.

Pixies without the pixielink cannot run el.31 DMX. LOR network only.

JR

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43 minutes ago, Vince4xmas said:

Perfect. Thanks much. Just make sure red high speed adapters are used. Correct?

For testing a black adapter will work but for shows you need the red adapter.

JR

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44 minutes ago, Vince4xmas said:

Perfect. Thanks much. Just make sure red high speed adapters are used. Correct?

I have 2 -  7 port hubs and yes, ensure they are powered USB hubs as Jim stated

JR

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7 hours ago, dibblejr said:

Pixies without the pixielink cannot run el.31 DMX. LOR network only.

JR

I know that, I am telling him, without telling him, to get a Falcon. 😁

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1 hour ago, Mr. P said:

I know that, I am telling him, without telling him, to get a Falcon. 😁

I was wondering why you was saying that . I knew you knew from the past. Thought maybe age was creeping up on you. 😆 

JR

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For high pixel counts, E1.31 beats any serial network.  I'm running about 65K channels of E1.31.  Leaves the show computer on a single network cable.

 

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44 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

For high pixel counts, E1.31 beats any serial network.  I'm running about 65K channels of E1.31.  Leaves the show computer on a single network cable.

 

BINGO!!!

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6 hours ago, Mr. P said:

BINGO!!!

But there is absolutely no fun with just one cable. Something has to give us a little stress while testing lights!

I though by increasing RGB and decreasing AC I would have less cables.

The way it turns out I am having to enlarge the hole going through my brick wall thus year.

JR

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59 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

But there is absolutely no fun with just one cable. Something has to give us a little stress while testing lights!

I though by increasing RGB and decreasing AC I would have less cables.

The way it turns out I am having to enlarge the hole going through my brick wall thus year.

JR

Yeah, but what you consider fun is a headache for most others. 😁

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3 hours ago, Mr. P said:

Yeah, but what you consider fun is a headache for most others. 😁

Just like the Army LOL

JR

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