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Offline BlackwolfK9

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differential receiver board
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:35:08 PM »
Does putting the F16 in test also test the lights on the differential receiver board, if not I'm getting no lights to work off the differential receiver board.  What is the best way to test it?

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 12:37:51 PM »
Yes, F16v2 test mode sends data out both pixel and serial/differential outputs.
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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 12:42:08 PM »
Yes it should, if it is configured properlly in the string ports ..

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 12:44:29 PM »
Well when i press the test button on F16 my main ports light up, but no lights on the reciever board, i have the board configured with expansion in the interface, what am i missing?


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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 01:21:36 PM »
Post up a screenshot of your config, sometimes it helps to have someone else look at it.

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 01:48:28 PM »
Also post a picture of the boards connected to each other and receiver board.
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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 04:19:37 PM »
Pics of boards, receiver, expansion, F16

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 04:34:49 PM »
First thing I would be checking is the cat5 cable. If I am looking at it correctly it looks like it was made?   Try swapping it with a known working cable. Does it have power. There is a small led  in the corner by the voltage regulator with the heatsink does it light up?   Hope one of these help solvd your problem

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 05:26:59 PM »
That was a known working cable, but yes its made by me.  The little led in the corner is illuminated.  I assigned ports 17,18,19,20 to universe 60.

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 07:00:53 PM »
Post up a screenshot of your config, sometimes it helps to have someone else look at it.

Well as twooly suggests post your config. So we can see if you are missing something.

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differential receiver board
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 08:04:56 PM »
Post up a screenshot of your config, sometimes it helps to have someone else look at it.

Well as twooly suggests post your config. So we can see if you are missing something.
Check your extension cable wiring at the receiver. I have those same color wires and if yours are the same you have that wired wrong.  My wire colors are as follows. Blue is data. Brown is ground. Yellow/green is 12V


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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 08:15:42 PM »
Post up a screenshot of your config, sometimes it helps to have someone else look at it.

Well as twooly suggests post your config. So we can see if you are missing something.
Check your extension cable wiring at the receiver. I have those same color wires and if yours are the same you have that wired wrong.  My wire colors are as follows. Blue is data. Brown is ground. Yellow/green is 12V


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Can you post a picture of your expansion board wiring. I believe I am running at the same problem.

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 08:46:38 PM »
If you are running version 1.11 you can connect the receiver direclty into Pixelnet port and on the serial port webpage select "Pixel Sring XX" for all outputs and save. Then run test. This will eliminate expansion board.

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2016, 07:36:13 AM »
Pic of my config

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Re: differential receiver board
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2016, 07:38:43 AM »

Can you post a picture of your expansion board wiring. I believe I am running at the same problem.

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I don't have pictures.  My extension cables are from DIYLEDexpress.  From memory, Left to right it is Brown, open, blue, yellow/green.

 

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