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Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by Porsche, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Porsche

    Porsche Full Time Elf

    Nov 7, 2012
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    Perth, Piara Waters
    Gday Guys, im in the process of researching and trying to understand how the intelligent lighting works.
    Ive read the ACL manual and I think I have the picture.
    What Im not totally sure on is the channels and how much they can control.
    If I had one of the above controllers which could run 12 sets of 170 pixels, say WS2801 strips?? (Please stop me if Im not understanding all this). these strips http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/5m-led-digital-strip-DC12V-input-WS2801IC-256-scale-12pcs-IC-and-36pcs-5050-SMD-RGB/701799_519162566.html have 60 sections/pixels for a 5m strip. so could 1 channel of this unit run (with additional power) a few sets of the 60 section strips. not exceeding 170 sections. So could I get a few of these strips and cut them up to equal say 170 sections and the 1 channel on the controller would run them??
    Am I understanding this correctly??
  2. kane

    kane Dedicated Elf

    Dec 23, 2010
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    Yes, you are correct there Phil.

    The only thing that is confusing things a bit is referring to the 12 outputs as channels.. For a standard DC controller (like David's 48CH), each connection/output is a single channel.. But with pixels, each of the outputs feeds multiple channels (so for 170 pixels from one output, this is 510 channels - 170 each of red/green/blue)

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