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P10 Panel matrix

Discussion in 'LED Panels' started by darylc, May 17, 2015.

  1. AussiePhil

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    Yes I do, send me your desired panel layout in a PM and i'll let you know which bracket set is needed and the cost.

    Cheers
     
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    The web site talks about the more panels you have the less color you have but its not very clear.
    How many panels to how many colors?
    Cheers
     
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  4. BradsXmasLights

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    Here's a fancy graph of Price vs Number of panels to help calculate cost effectiveness...
     

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    bjpc2716 who dares win

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    should do a bulk buy group oln brads figures
     
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    if a bulk buy was done later in the year i wouldbe interested
     
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    Ray has outdoor versions too - however they are a lot more expensive - especially IMO considering we are only going to be operating them for a few weeks/nights each year.


    Either way the main deciding factor for compatibility will probably just be the scan rate.
     
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    Any one considering a Bulk Buy, as im looking for around 9 -18 depending on how long I wish to make the matrix.
    9= 1m x 1m ,18 = 1m x 2m ,so if any one else is interested please PM me.
    Cheers Boof63 :D
     
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    bulk buy you would have to be careful and stay under the $1000.
     
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    How should I be fusing these connections ? And are these calculations correct : ?

    Based on the wiki link in the post above 4 panels will draw about 4 amps @ 5V.
    So each set of 4 panels , I will use one buck converter (rated at 10 amps) to convert from 12V (so 1.6 amps draw) to 5V (4 amps draw).

    Should I have one 5A fuse after the buck converter before it splits to feed the 4 panels
    or a 3A fuse on the primary end ?
    Or are two required ie one on the primary end and one on the secondary end ?
    or does each panel need its own fuse after the buck converter (say 2/3 amps ?)
     
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    Question regarding matrix size, when designing matrix using P10's should I consider ratio for design,
    ie 16:9 (1.77:1) as per tv or 4:3 (1.33:1) etc ( this is L X H)

    if 2 metre long matrix = 6 panels long (320mm x 160mm)= 1.92m metres
    thus I need for 16:9 aspect ratio 1.92/1.77 = 1.0847 metres high (or 6.77 panels high)
    which means 42 panels to oversize it or 36 to under size it
    thus undersize is 6 x 6 = even panels
    Any suggestions on whether aspect rations need to be considered and if so
    what is the ideal please.
    CHeers Boof63 ??? ???
     
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    Any chance of a better quality pic or a pdf of that graph Brad. It's a bit hard to read the values on the axises.

     
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    Just tested a 10M ribbon cable between BBB & the first of 4 x P10 panels. It worked but had a lot of noise/random pixels flickering.


    Cut it in half to 5M, and added flat-ribbon ferrite cores at each end and it works perfect. (Not sure if the ferrites helped here or not.)
     
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    do you have a link to your ribbon and ferrites Brad?
     

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