P2 and 2811 pixels

mick8248

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I have a 10 x 25 matrix made up of 12v 2811 strips, I was driving it with 2 universes from a P12R using the [font=tahoma, sans-serif]TM180X protocol (as it has not been updated with the new firmware) and approx 3m between the controller and first pixel with no major problems. After receiving an order of P2's I set 1 up for 12V, set it to the 2811 protocol and connected it to my matrix. Initially I had the test pattern turned on but nothing happened, I then ran a sequence from LSP and all sorts of random things happened. I
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[font=tahoma, sans-serif]disconnected the 3m of cable and just joined the P2 to the 2811 strips and all worked well. So I thought I might try the TM180X protocol on the P2 with the 3m reconnected and once again every thing worked fine. I also have a couple of mini trees using the 5V 2811 strips with about 4m between controller and first pixel using the 2811 protocol with no issues. Has anyone else had any issues with the 2811 protocol, 12V strips and their ECG's?[/font]
 

Kaden

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Have a read of this thread http://forums.auschristmaslighting.com/index.php?topic=2811

Ed has made some me mention of some issues he could replicate.

Also make sure you didn't do what I did. Make sure e131 output is enabled on the controller (wasn't by default)
 

mick8248

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Yep E1.31 turned on, TM180X works fine it's the 2811 protocol that is causing issues, carn't check my P12R as it doesn't have the protocol yet.
 
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