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  1. klaus

    klaus New Elf

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    I am trying to get some Pixel Strips working from Vixen off a PIX-AD8. For love of money I can't. My nodes are working but not the strips. The Controller software says they are WS2081 but the strips say SW2081. Is there a difference am I doing something wrong here. Cheers.
     
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    Do you have your voltages correct? Nodes are more often than not 5v while strip could be 5v or 12v
    And is your pin out correct?
     
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    marmalade cats & pixels

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    another easy mistake is transposing the clock and data lines on the 2801's. But agree with jpb, I've been bitten by the 5V/12V supply voltages once already.
     
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    Are you connecting to the correct end of the strip?

    Did you mean to write 2801? Note the position of the 8 and the 0.

    I have not heard of SW2081 pixels before so hopefully that's just an error on the label.
     
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    yep sorry just a typo.


    Yep it has 5V on the strip and I have the doubled check the strip to make sure it is connected on the in side.
     
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    The last pixel on the test strip is red. When I power the board up. Could it be something I am not doing in Vixen?
     

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