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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: FPPD keeps stoping (Possable Bug)
« Last post by dkulp on April 23, 2018, 09:38:57 AM »



I committed a change that I *think* might fix the crash.   I was never able to reproduce it so I'm not 100% sure.
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Designer Troubleshooting and Help / Re: Basic interconnection question
« Last post by rposgood on April 23, 2018, 09:37:03 AM »
My mini trees all have about 2 ft of cable on each end with a 3 pin waterproof connector on each end.  I only have 60 nodes per tree, but I run two of them together off 1 output with no power injection - all 12v.  I also use vendor built 5 ft and 10 ft extensions to go from the controller to the first prop as needed.

Interesting... So far I have only built two of the eight but your comments tell me I need to re-think my wiring. I only have one female connector on each tree at this time. If I want to chain them together, I need to add another pigtail connector on the outbound side.
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Designer Troubleshooting and Help / Re: Basic interconnection question
« Last post by jnealand on April 23, 2018, 08:34:41 AM »
My mini trees all have about 2 ft of cable on each end with a 3 pin waterproof connector on each end.  I only have 60 nodes per tree, but I run two of them together off 1 output with no power injection - all 12v.  I also use vendor built 5 ft and 10 ft extensions to go from the controller to the first prop as needed.
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General Hardware / Re: Higher wattage Transformers 500W/750W/1000W
« Last post by jnealand on April 23, 2018, 08:29:16 AM »
lighting guru, I think you are not reading all the posts as there have been lots of posts of folks using larger power supplies.  But I think it has only been in the last two years that the trend has started.  I suspect that may be somewhat influenced by another trend and that is to centralized control from distributed control.  That is a pendulum that seems to swing back and forth in the computing business and now in the lighting arena.  I for one light to minimize having data cables laying all over my yard and use smaller controllers that are located by the props.  In that situation there is no need for a large power supply.  YMMV  They all work, it is nice to have options and choices.
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F16V3 Pixel Controller / Re: Single or Dual Fan setup in Enclosure?
« Last post by Ebuechner on April 23, 2018, 06:57:07 AM »
Single fan bringing the air in to create a positive pressure inside the case.
If your case has a negative pressure you might draw water in from some place it may not have come from under normal circumstances.

I saw another post where you used the IPV-1116 vent and 80mm fan. got any pics of that? I have that vent and it looks really big on a ATM-72 ammo crate.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwDgEpqsgNhfVExiekYwUVlEOEU/view?usp=drivesdk
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Designer Troubleshooting and Help / Re: Basic interconnection question
« Last post by rposgood on April 22, 2018, 09:05:36 PM »
Thanks for the replies
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Falcon PiCap / Re: No Output from PiCap
« Last post by JonB256 on April 22, 2018, 08:43:44 PM »
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Can a Pi output to TM1804 lights?


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Yes, and TM1809.

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Designer Troubleshooting and Help / Re: Basic interconnection question
« Last post by Emuney18 on April 22, 2018, 06:44:45 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I will be controlling the props with a f16v3. There will be 8 trees in total with 4 to a side. The trees on each side will be about 18-24 inches apart.
You could connect the 4 on each side together and then power inject as needed. The data will be fine going between each tree. The other option if these 2 groups of 4 are all near each other is 1 tree per output and no injection. 


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To answer your how do others deal with it about cables. I buy 5 and 10 foot extensions from my vendor and use those. Others will make their own. 


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Designer Troubleshooting and Help / Re: Basic interconnection question
« Last post by Emuney18 on April 22, 2018, 06:42:17 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I will be controlling the props with a f16v3. There will be 8 trees in total with 4 to a side. The trees on each side will be about 18-24 inches apart.
You could connect the 4 on each side together and then power inject as needed. The data will be fine going between each tree. The other option if these 2 groups of 4 are all near each other is 1 tree per output and no injection. 


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Falcon PiCap / Re: No Output from PiCap
« Last post by Emuney18 on April 22, 2018, 06:35:08 PM »
2 diiferent Pis would indicate an issue in the Picap which is why Jon suggested running a wire straight from the Pi.  Sounds like you should be making a call to David Piits.
Can a Pi output to TM1804 lights?


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