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  1. OriginalDoc

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    [SIZE=small]Howdy peeps,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=small]Now i have had my discussions in my introduction thread , i need to know if this seems like a good move?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=small]I am going to go ahead with the residential 240v [/SIZE][SIZE=small]CTB16PC-GEN3 [/SIZE]controller from Light-o-Rama , I asking them to send it without the 16 Au power cables (i looked at Bunnings today and see i can get some Arlec cables there) and i can install them myself.
    [SIZE=small]Also i want to order the DC controller im looking at the CMB16D QC Controller and the S3 software.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=small]What else am i going to need. Thanks.[/SIZE]
     
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    you will need a dongle to send the data from pc to the first board
     
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    Remove the S3 Software and Add the Generic Starter Pack (includes software) and you're good to go!
     
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    Ok so the generic will work on both the AC and The DC ? is there a network cable that plugs between the 2 LOR products or do you need to run 2 different software programs for both AC and DC?
     
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    just one software, the usb485 cable connects to network cable to the first controller, then cat5 or network cable between each board to carry on the data
     
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    Radio transmitter to get your music out to the car radios?
    Since you folks down there have warm weather foot traffic, maybe some yard speakers?
     
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    Ok so i need , The AC Controller , The DC controller , The Generic Starter Package , A Dongle and a DC power source to get started.


    And an FM transmitter.


    Where is the best place to get a good DC power source and a Dongle?


    Thanks :D
     
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    the dongle is included in the generic starter pack it's that little black thing that converts usb485 to cat5 and a lot of members get their DC power supplies from Ray Wu's shop at aliexpress
     
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    No worries , Thanks Robbo , looks like i better give the old credit card a workout.


    Cheers for your help :)
     
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    [SIZE=small]Ok ive just ordered the following.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=small]1x Residential LOR [/SIZE]
    CTB16PC-GEN3 controller assembled (without the power cables)
    [SIZE=small]1x CMB16D QC Controller[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=small]1x Generic Starter Package[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=small]1x [/SIZE]WH-FM-Transmitter-2
    [SIZE=small]Now im poor till july2012 lol [/SIZE] :D
     
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    Yes it has the [SIZE=small]USB485 adapter[/SIZE]
     
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    No worries , Thanks for all your help so far. Im sure i will be back when i want to test this stuff lol. Now i just have to sit back and wait for the postman. ;)


    Just a quick question about Fm Signal broadcasting are there any laws or rules you need to follow?
     
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    There are rules and regulations that Bird has already pointed you to which can be confusing in some parts

    but the below general rules should see you have no issues

    1: Dont broadcast over any used frequencies, drive around your area to ensure that the signal is clear before choosing. Do this every year just in case a new station has opened near by.

    2: Do not use a transmitter with a high wattage output, 10 milliwatt is more than enough for most users

    3: Do not do any commercial advertising through your transmissions

    4: Do not run your transmitter 24 hours a day, only use it when the show is on

    5: DO not transmit any offensive or damaging material

    As long as you follow those basic rules you shouldnt have any problem
     

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