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ECG-P12R & 2811 - Where does the combined Data&Clock Wire go?

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  1. Imacericg

    Imacericg New Elf

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    Before I fry my new controller, I am testing a 2811 strip, which only has three wires (combined data&clock). On the controller, does that combined wire go in Data? Or Clock?


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    Just set up my ECG-P12R with 2811 and 2801, just thought I would FYI -- the speed of 3200 worked for my 2811 pixel strip - Good Luck and happy testing.
     
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    Oh yes, I think I memorized the manual. Sounds like the answer is the combined wire goes into data. Thanks for your help!
     
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    My next question was speed. Thank you!!
     
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    Speed is really dependant on how far a distance you are running the first pixel from the controller. I used a lot of 10 metre extensions and with these the data speed had to be dropped to around 2000, so depending on distnace may determine the best speed needed.
     
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    Is there any advantage to dropping the speed versus using a null pixel?
     
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    Either way works, dropping the speed has no visual effect on the performance of the strips, it just means you dont have to worry about making a lead with a dummy pixel.
     

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