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Discussion in 'How is my display put together...' started by Junior, Nov 29, 2017.

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    Ok, I've ordered some hardware from Alan Hanson. 1,DMX2-18 1, USB-DMX Dongle.

    I think I still need a power supply, and Patch leads from Jaycar he reckons. Then to download xlights. Totally new to this, so one controller will do me for now. I live in Ipswich qld, is there anyone near by I can come and see to get some tips? Would love to see it live. This xmas, I want to try to use my existing big w, Bunnings, xmas shack lights. Very nervous atm.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Hi Junior
    The ACL101 I spoke to you on the phone is at https://auschristmaslighting.com/attachments/auschristmaslighting_101_manual_rev2d-pdf.5871/
    In the ACL101 under Basic Layout Examples there's a DMX connection diagram of sorts.
    You'll need a power supply like http://www.hansonelectronics.com.au/product/power-supply-s-400-24/ but potentially a higher voltage.
    Hopefully someone who uses the 2 wire 2 channel lights can say what voltage is required.
    Jeff does a video that is partially relevant to noobies running with Xlights. Some of it is pixel setup and there's a ramble at the start but he has a bit of a talk about timing and auto sequencing.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKHjeXB6-U
    (The 1st 2 minutes is irrelevant to what you need to learn)
     
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    Hi Junior, I'm using mostly Bunnings type stuff through Alan's DMX boards this year.

    I found most elements I had were 31-36volts so got a 36v PSU.

    More than happy to assist if I can, its not too hard once you get started.

    Shoot me a PM if you need any help.
     
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    Where did you source a 36V supply as that's 1 of the things I keep getting asked about and I couldn't find any locally for less than an arm and a leg?
     
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    Just checked!

    Sorry I got your 31V Alan, just turned up the + a bit

    Does the job perfectly!
     
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    So I could of got this from Alan too?

    Can I get this locally? If so, what exactly is it called? The power supply I mean?

    The patch Lead or lead patch has baffled me what I use it for. Glad you can do studf with the bunnings light like I have got. Well mostly big W
     
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    Aaaargh. Sadly the 31V power supplies were going to be a couple weeks away when I went to get more stock from China so I didn't order any more.
     
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    Anyone know if I can get them from the a store here?
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    I can supply genuine Mean Well RSP-200-27 (which can go up to 31.5V) but lead time is 1 week.
     
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    Alan put me on to one. Dam wish I seen this post before. It's ordered.
     

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