3 Channel DMX controller (the cheap kind)

JonB256

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I've briefly discussed with dmoore but haven't come to a conclusion yet, so I'll ask here.

I have a set of these 3 channel controllers (20 of them), and I set their addresses starting at 50 thru 119. I've tested the first one (50, 51, 52) but LightShopPro (LSP) insists on working only when I send commands to 51, 52, 53. Shifted by one. I have verified and even reset the controller.

I am using a D-Light RS485 dongle to send the DMX. LSP recognizes it without problem as an ENTEC (not pro).

Things I have NOT tried (yet). I haven't tried the next few controllers. I haven't tried it with Vixen (because I don't have it installed). But I will and soon.

Any ideas? Anyone had it happen before? Should I suspect the LSP plugin?
 

chrisl1976

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Jon

I have not had any issues with the address when I link a few up to LSP using a Lynx dongle. Have you tried just linking the #50 controller up and seeing what happens.

Are you setting up the controller as a RGB controller and not a 3 channel controller?
 

JonB256

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Chris, it may be the plug in for the dongle (Entec Open/D-Light) I'm using. That's what I'm not sure about.

I've tried using the Lynx DMX 16 controller (worked as 51, 52, 53)
I've tried a 3-channel RGB Wall Wash controller (worked as 51, 52, 53)
I tried a DMX Universe (worked as 51, 52, 53)

Sending a command to #50 gets me nothing. :(

Testing and experimentation continues. Downloaded Vixen. Haven't configured it yet.
Waiting on parts for my Lynx Dongle. Programmed chips will arrive soon, but still missing the MOSFET and Opto
 

dmoore

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If after you have the Lynx dongle which is a known good quanity, I would be happy to Skype with you and see where the problem is. Of course you COULD come down on the 18th.... Harrison is coming... :)
 
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