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Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by dpavisic, Feb 9, 2013.

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    dpavisic Full Time Elf

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    I hope this is in the correct place, but I bought some of the following lights thinking that I could control them with an ECGP12 controller.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/213979455.html

    I think I may have made a mistake as I bought 10 of these for a spinner thinking I could connect them each to each other and then to the p12. However I am not so sure now and I am thinking that I need a dumb controller to do so.

    Am I right or can I use the p12?
    If I can't use the p12, can someone suggest which controller I should get?

    Many thanks
     
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    You are right in saying you need a DC (dumb) controller for these. they are RGB only. If you had 10 of those you could use RAYS 27ch Cntroller and a 3 ch controller that would give you the 30 DMX channels required.
     
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    Almost any DC controller will work with those strips. You'll need 3 x the number of strips as channels. eg: 8 arms x 3 colours (each arm) = 24 DC channels.
     
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    Ok thanks. If I am using e1.31 for other parts of the display, is there a controller that uses this protocol? Or do I need some sort of converter so I can use E1.31 as well as DMX?

    With the controllers from Ray, are they any good or would I try so,etching from Audiovisualdevices?
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    The new 15 and 30 channel 2811 to DC boards that I'm currently designing are an easy solution for you. I basically made them as people are going to mainly pixel displays with a few dc elements. With those boards you don't need dmx anywhere. Info on it is here.
     
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    Aah that sounds old. Are these available yet as I would need something to cater for 60 channels?
     
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    That should have been "good" rather than old
     

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