Author Topic: Dumb RGB 27 Channel DMX Controller & LOR from DMX1 on F16v2  (Read 218 times)

Offline koehlerg

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Dumb RGB 27 Channel DMX Controller & LOR from DMX1 on F16v2
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:11:08 AM »
Can someone help with a hardware issue I'm having.  I am running my show from Pi3 FPP and one of my F16v2 controllera run the remaining LOR elements (about 160 channels) from the DMX 1 port.  That work flawlessly by the way! I have (3) Dumb RGB 27 Channel DMX Controller that I want to integrate; (2) of 27 channel controller them with 18 flood lights (channel 200-253) and the (1) remaining 27 channel dumb controller (channel 254-280)for some old Dumb RGB elements (ie. luminary, candles, flakes, coro mini trees)


The  question:  How can I integrate these controllers.  I tried plugging into the last DMX rg45 on the LOR PC16 controller to daisy chain the DMX signal to the 27 channel dumb controller but that didn't work.  Can I just use another DMX output port on the F16v2 or can I use a Network switch? I must be missing something easy.


Help I'm really struggling with his one.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Dumb RGB 27 Channel DMX Controller & LOR from DMX1 on F16v2
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:57:31 PM »
The LOR connection (RJ45) is not standard DMX pin output. You will need to convert it to a DMX standard wiring pin out. I have built a few of these adapter cables to go from LOR to DMX and vice versa.


Once you have that done you will be golden. The alternative is to use more than one F16V2/3 and set it to LOR mode or DMX mode and distribute your DMX signal or LOR signal. I have 2-3 F16V2/3 and all set to DMX channel 1 throughout my yard and it works flawlessly!.


Also, having more than one controller - as a backup is beneficial.
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Re: Dumb RGB 27 Channel DMX Controller & LOR from DMX1 on F16v2
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
Let me make sure I understand. I can set more than DMX ports to the same universe 1. That may work.


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