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2811DC30 Power supply

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  1. BundyRoy

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    I'm a little nervous with power connections at the moment after shorting out and damaging the CPU on my pixlite 16. Alan on the 2811dc30 I am using a separate power supply on the 2811dc30 to run the lights to that used by the controller sending the signal to the 2811dc30. Do I have to disconnect the +ve on the line from the controller to the 2811dc30 or are the isolated circuits so it doesn't matter. I seem to remember they are isolated but it has been a while and I figure it pays to check. i guess what I'm asking is does the 2811dc30 board get its power from the controller power supply or the power supply hooked to it that runs the lights.

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    The power to run the lights on the 2811DC30 is fully isolated from the pixel input. The pixel input does however have to have gnd, data and +ve from the pixel source (either 5V or 12V).
     
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    Thanks Alan. I only connected gnd and data from the pixel input at first and nothing happened. Connected +ve as well and all good so I hoped this was right. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
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    Alan, one of the V+ terminals doesn't seem to be getting any voltage. Is this something I can fix. I haven't had a good chance to double check that it wasn't just a bad connection but when I moved the wires to one of the other v+ terminals they worked. So no panic, as it all works but it is something I will need to look at in the off season. It is the first v+ terminal next to outputs 1,2.
     

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