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I have a ECG-P2 and want to create a lightning storm

Discussion in 'EthConGateway by Joshua 1 Systems' started by drumm42, May 18, 2013.

  1. drumm42

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    I have a ECG-P2 and want to create a lightning storm with some type of flood lights or strobes. Just wondering if I can make this happen with the ecg-p2. If anyone has any ideas please let me know!!!
     
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    what floods or strobes are you looking at using?

    you should be able to have a storm kind of effect using them provided there is output from each of the flood or strobe.

    keeping also in mind that power to them will be required.

    I may be wrong, but IMO it is do able
     
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    yea I haven't really picked out any floods yet. Trying to findout what everyone else has tried and is working.
     
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    You could use alans 2811 DC board which is designed to run from the 2811 output code of a pixel controller like the ECG-P2. This way you can run both pixels and dumb RGB lighting or strobes from the DC 2811 controller using the P2

    For further info check here
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,3520.0.html
     
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    If you thinking of using the more pro lighting DMX lights, then your best bet may be to get USB to DMX adapter that has the round plug (XLR?) output as this is what the pro lights usually take. This is easy as this gives data to the lights, and then Power comes from mains straight into the lights usually.








    Otherwise, if your more imterested in using the ray wu style rgb floods, spots and washes, Alan's new boards are a good option, but they are max 1A per channel so possibly not enough. His Mega60 or some of the AVD boards are capable of more amperage.
     

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