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  1. szoka

    szoka New Elf

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    Hi


    I'm just starting out this year, I have a pixlite 4 and just wondering what is the maximum length I can have between the controller and the 1st pixel? I will be using 12v pixels
     
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    This can vary based on many factors like the type of cable used, installation conditions and pixel type used as not all situations are equal

    The specification sheet for the 2811 chip says 10 meters, but this will definitely vary as some will get more and others will get less than this
     
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    It really depends on whether you're concerned about the power or the data making it from the controller to the pixels. If power is a concern then you can use power injection; you don't need to power the pixels through the controller. If data is a concern then you can use a null pixel. It would help to have more information about your setup including the number and type of pixels and the type of cable.
     

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