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Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« on: November 27, 2016, 09:59:49 PM »
Can the Falcon Hub power Dumb String Controllers?

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 02:06:01 AM »
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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 05:27:05 AM »
Thank you David

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 07:01:59 AM »
I think Smooth means the DLA DSC and not "a dumb string controller".  If so, it does work and have used DSC's a few years with Falcon hub and honestly never thought much about it.   
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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 08:38:15 AM »
You could be right sorry forgot about DSC's. They were like $15.00 each (ouch). I always used a $45.00 27 channel controller just made more sense.

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 10:50:55 AM »
Agreed but the smaller form factor and PNP nature is cool.  I use mine for spots and they are mounted on frames all wired up.  Too lazy to redo it.  I gotta ask.  I always wondered about a Falcon DSC.  Is it practical to design something that would make a hub or F16 port dumb?  Maybe not enough interest to justify. 

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 11:48:11 AM »
I always wondered about a Falcon DSC.  Is it practical to design something that would make a hub or F16 port dumb?  Maybe not enough interest to justify.

This idea is similar to RobG's flood boards.  They have a WS2811 chip on them and drive a 10W (or higher) LED light.  You can't drive a string of dumb RGB off of them, but you can use them to hang LED flood lights off of a pixel port.  I have one port on a F16v1 which runs 4 of these 20W flood boards.  The 20W boards require 24V or higher power so I use power injection right at the controller to power the floods.  The 20W flood board kits were under $10 including the 20W LED.
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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 12:20:19 PM »
I've got a "falcon" version of a firmware to program the dsc, I wanted the test and remote programming so why not write your own 😜

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 01:02:17 PM »
I am talking something smaller like μDSC  ;D  In my situation my spots are plain white and I'd have to buy 2 27ch controllers and PS or 1 controller but run ALOT of wire like I did using DLA MR16. 

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 01:49:00 PM »
Ha still have an mr16 doing some rgb floods and white floods but yeah I want to switch them off that next year

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Re: Dumb string and Falcon Hub
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2016, 01:21:18 PM »
Shoot, I was talking about the DLA DSC. I have had them for years and now have a use to just light up an area of different colors. No need for smart string nodes. I have had these from the beginning. I got it figured out.  Plus thanks for all the other comments on this post. I now have more things to buy in the next few years. lol

 

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