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Discussion in 'Mega, Mini, Spiral & Pixel Trees' started by tophnmel, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. tophnmel

    tophnmel New Elf

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    Hi Guys, I am planning my first christmas i have controllers and Pixels (12v). I am trying to work out when setting up the strings on my tree, do i run the data from the bottom or can i zigzag up down. Or can anyone point me to some wiki about wiring etc
     
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    tooms Apprentice Elf

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    I think it's easier to inject the data from the bottom (easier physical wiring), most modern controllers allow you to apply a zigzag configuration to the string configuration as well.
     
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    marmalade cats & pixels

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    start bottom and zigzag, power inject if necessary.

    if using xlights megatree, since it's zigzagged -:

    strands per string = 2 (1 string is actually 2 separate strings, 1 up and 1 down)
    nodes per string = nodes per single string*2
    # strings = physical number of strings/2
     
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    tophnmel New Elf

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    thanks heaps
     

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