TPR1 Option 1 vs. TPR1 Option 2

Discussion in 'Strobes - LED or Others' started by dmcole, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. dmcole

    dmcole New Elf

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    Could someone explain to me the advantage of Option 2? So you can carry more current (and have a longer string of strobes)?


    I'd like to just have some strobes go off when the sequence software says, for as long as the sequence software says, driven by a 5vdc controller. So in my application, each strobe would be wired independently between the controller and the strobe.


    I'm guessing that Option 1 would work best for me.


    Thanks.


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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    If we are talking about the original strobe group buy that was offered in 3 different configurations then i would say option 1 is your best choice as its simple.
    I have not offered these options for this group buy and have only offered the complete strobe as the method you describe is not actually a strobe, a strobe has a random on flash rate of faster than DMX allows. If your only interested in option 1 and want to jump in on this group buy then PM me and i will arrange to add just the parts you need. But for keeping it simple for people to work out i have only offered option 3 as this is a self triggering LED strobe that can be made into a string and controlled by 1 channel (this option simulates a strobe the closest)
     
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    Blickensderfer Ohio, USA

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    DMC,
    Option 2 allows you to have a good many strobes off the same channel on the controller without over current drawing the controller output.
    example: you have a DC controller that is limited to 600ma output per channel. Option 1 would you would only be able to put one strobe on that channel. strobe current draw is 350ma. Option 2 would allow you to power the strobe(s) with an external power supply example 20Amps would allow 57 strobes to run and then be triggered by the controller single output.
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    dmcole New Elf

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    Eddy and Blink:


    Thanks for both of your insights. I *thought* Blink's explanation was what I would hear, but I couldn't even come up with the words to make it work.


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