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Recent content by Nick Cosper

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    necg-dp2 to bridge dmx to LOR controllers.... help!

    well I have everything working now except getting this to control the lor controller. I have it controling a dmx flood with no trouble. Tried every wire configuration I could find for a LOR crossover cable and nothing works... very frustrating.
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    necg-dp2 to bridge dmx to LOR controllers.... help!

    Im really not sure how to do this, or what Im doing wrong. The necg-dp2 manual is confusing and Im just not sure where I'm off on things. Im trying to set this up with the dp2 as an e1.31 bridge to dmx and input the dmx into the LOR ac controllers. Ive set up the dp2, configured it with 1a...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    Well the replacement strips from Holidaycoro.com have worked flawlessly since installed. About 2 weeks now (I was seeing plenty of failures in Rays by now). These strips are also definitely not product that Ray sells. He doesn't have these on the site and upon inquiry to Ray the strips I had are...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    I'm not sure if they do but the ones I got from them are definitely different. Appearance seems a bit higher quality based upon the soldering and components on the strip. Hopefully they do last a lot longer than the others. Put them up yesterday so I guess we will see... The old ones were not...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    Ok great. I hope is just soldering. Maybe it can't handle the intense sun during the day followed by frigid nights. Touching up some solder joint when they go bad seems way easier than replacing sections.... That is really the only thing that seems to make logical sense to me based upon these...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    I'll give that a shot tomorrow. I'm curious, if the resistor is whats failing is that something that I could just replace, rather than replacing the section of strip? Or does the bad resistor cause the chip to go bad?
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    They are ziptied to 1/2" pvc. Originally I did have them too tight, but have since loosened everything and this problem still occurs. I was having regular solder breakage of splices but since I loosened everything I haven't had any.
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    I do live in an area where we have big temp fluctuations. I was having a problem with broken solder joints but it was due to me having cable ties to tight and not allowing for the contraction the strips needed. We see temps vary about 45 degrees Fahrenheit through a typical day. The issue is...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    What should I do to figure out if it is the power supplies? Anything short of replacing?
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    You are correct, the failures are occurring in all of the strips, on different power supplies. Honestly I can't imagine how it would be power at this point. I have seen regular failures with power and now 20+ failures and everything has been completely unplugged. I think if it were power I...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    Thanks Eddy, I am using these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/400601579185?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I just ran out and tested all three of them that I am using and they all started up and immediately went to the voltage that stayed constant. One at 13 the other two...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    Water ingress? So the silicon sleeves are seeping water in? I guess that possible from dew but it literally hasn't rained a drop since I turned them off. I just ordered some strips from Holiday Coro. I'm going to replace the strips that are effected the most and then spot treat the others I...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    Well I just turned on my lights for the first time since halloween, 21 bad chips. They have been sitting, in place, undisturbed, no power and 21 bad pixels. So incredibly frustrated!
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    What I've found to be interesting is that they don't appear to be going bad during the show. I lost a number of them before the show started. They would be working fine one day then be off all night (with voltage running) the. The next day a few would be bad. I changed things to not have power...
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    Some Pixels losing their red color

    Just went out and installed some wall timers to control the circuit that runs the lights. They will now be without power except for the show and 30 minutes padding on each end. Hopefully that will help!
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