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Parallel RGB strings

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by drdnva, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. drdnva

    drdnva New Elf

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    I'm planning to add a couple of RGB fixtures next year and have a design / planning question. Is the signal between a controller and the strings a one way signal or is there any back traffic as well? Can I take the data & clock lines out from the controller and split them to 2 separate strings (with power injected to both) so that both strings always do the exact same thing at the same time (ie both strings seen as pixels 1 to 50 in the sequencing software). If it matters, I'll be running this on an E682 to TLS3001 pixels. I'd like to do this in a couple of places to run more pixels without adding more channels in the sequencing and to reduce the number of controllers needed.
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    The signal is only 1 way.
    Some have parralleled up the signal before to run 2 strips, this is not the design spec to do this so you will be running out of the design specs, so it may be a hit a miss affair. but it has been done.
     

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