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RGB Pixel Mix 5V and 12V

Discussion in 'DMX, E1.31 & Networking' started by tbateson, May 28, 2015.

  1. tbateson

    tbateson New Elf

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    I currently am running 1,350 2811 Pixels using J1Sys P12R Controller and 2 5V Power supplies. I want to double that with Ray Wu 12V RGB Pixels.

    Question is - can I connect: Computer -> J1Sys P12R Controller -> New undetermined 12V Controller, or do both Controllers have to be on separate nets? Wire diagrams and/or hints would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
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    the power supply has to be separate that's all. the controllers will go back to a network switch and that is really the only connection between the 2 controllers
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    The data signals for all pixels is 5V regardless of whether they are 5V or 12V. As long as you keep the positive supply separated from the 2 you can actually chop and change 5V and 12V pixels on a given output. The 0V line has to be common across the power supplies.

    Welcome to ACL by the way :)
     
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    There are drawings in the ACL 101 lighting manual that should show this

    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=1889.0


    Most controllers have 2 banks for power so you can use 2 different voltages. You can also uses different voltages within the same output/string as all you need to do is ensure the +V is not connected between the supplies and string, but the ground (-V) is connected between the power supplies/strings
     

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