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Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by billru, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:47 AM.

  1. billru

    billru New Elf

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    Hello, I am in the process of building a mega tree as I am still learning the hobby,
    I would like some input if I am setting this up right, I am doing a 24 string tree with 12v pixels/50 nodes per string,
    my controller is a F16v3, I am using xlights.

    My math at this is: I am using 24 strands of 12v/50 nodes = 1200 nodes, I can use 340 nodes per port ( it would be 2 universes)
    ( the math is 510 nodes /divided by 3 (RGB) = 170 \ each port can have 1024 nodes, 1024 nodes divided by 170 nodes = 6.23
    Round it off to 6, I can put 6 stings on one port)
    I plan on power injection every second string (every 100 nodes)

    Is this the correct set up in xlights base on my calculation from above
    #String 6
    Node/string 300
    Strand/string 12

    Please advise if I am learning this right, any critic good or bad is welcome as I am trying to learn this hobby
    also I do have plans for the rest of the ports on the F16v3 but I am trying to understand the mega tree setup first
    As for my complete plan it is 1 mega tree, roof line, 4 arches, 4 mini pixel trees and 10 snow flakes,
    thank you all for the help
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    I might be wrong about how to layout the tree correctly but I think 12, 50, 2 will give you the right numbers and appearance.
     
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    billru

    billru New Elf

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    Hello AAH, thank you for the reply
    After lookig at your reply I figured out how to look at the node layout in xlights and it was wrong, it was showing 1800 nodes
    and I am using 1200 ( 24 strings with 50 nodes = 1200 nodes).
    I played around with my math and I belive you are right I am thinking it should be
    #String 2 (number or strings tied together for one port )

    Node/string 600 (total of one connection or one zig zag)

    Strand/string 12 (number zig zags)
     
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    R Weiland New Elf

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    Just keep in mind that by running 600 nodes off a single port if you get a node failure depending where its at you could loose all the following nodes or half your tree at the worst.
     
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    Most node failures don’t happen like that ... you just lose a colour ... and they are not common either.
     
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    Thank you all for the advise, I am studying the information you offered and trying it on paper and xlights, again you help was really appreciated thank you
     

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