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Driving an AVD48 with a ECG-D4

Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by grungle25, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. grungle25

    grungle25 New Elf

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    Hi All

    I received all my goodies from Ray Wu and have started the process of testing things. I hadn't used any controllers either so it's all new and exciting.

    The first thing I tested was the pixel strings. I just placed the ECG-P12R in "Test Pattern" config and all the lights came on and looked pretty.

    Now I am trying to test my dumb RGB strings using an ECG-D4 connected to an AVD48. I setup the D4 with no issues, enabled Port 1 as DMX and tried using LSP to test the lights. There was DMX data getting to the AVD48 but no lights. So I thought I would take a step back and take LSP out of the equation. I fired up David's da_e131 and once again the AVD48 was receiving DMX data but no lights :(

    So now I would like to know if there are any other ways to test the strings? I am sure I have just stuffed something simple up..

    Thanks

    Glenn
     
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    j1sys There are no rules, and those are the rules. Community Project Designer

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    two very important pieces of information:


    1) are the ECG-D4 statistics 'reporting' DMX traffic. it should tell you packets received, and packets processed out each port. i will also tell you packets it received that had no place to send.


    2) is the LED over your output port 'blinking'. it shows packet transmit time. no lights = no data. solid light is packet overrun = problem, just right is a blinking light at about your update rate (25ms?)


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  3. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    Hi Glenn,
    Is the DMX LED on the DC48 flashing rapidly when connected to the ECG-D4 ? If so, this means it is receiving a DMX stream.

    If so, maybe the issue is more fundamental. Can you take a picture of the power and string connections on the DC48 ?
     
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    Just a dumb thought, Are they definitely Dumb Pixels not pixels with an IC?
     
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    Or even more basic, is the DMX address set correctly?
     
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    Thanks so much for all the replies! The speed and quality of advice that members of this forum give out is just amazing.

    I was setting up my stuff to take some photos when my problem became very obvious. As I was only testing one string I only powered up one side of the AVD48. As luck would have it I only tested channels on the side that wasn't powered. Once rectified da_e131 quickly had my lights a blinkin...and then LSP worked too....hurrah!!

    Thanks again for all the help!

    Glenn
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    Good to hear Glenn. I suspected it would be something simple. :)
     

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