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Offline blmatrix13

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Maximum Ribbon Distance
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:22:57 PM »
Is there a conceivable maximum distance/length for the ribbon cable from an Octoscroller to P5 panels?  I can't seem to find any sort of information on this. 


Thanks in advance!

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Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 08:41:51 PM »
It's not "long".   Probably around 24-30 inches. 


The version of the Octo that fully buffers everything  (Ron's version) would allow a longer ribbon, but no idea how long. 
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Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 08:52:16 PM »
That's what I figured.  I will look into Ron's version though.


Thanks Dan!

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Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 09:18:12 PM »
I am using a 50" cable on my original octoscroller, but your mileage may vary.  These panels are older and newer ones may be more sensitive.
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Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 09:37:13 PM »
I have used 36 inch cables while doing testing without issue.
Using LOR (mostly SuperStar) for all sequencing - using FPP only to drive P5 and P10 panels.
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Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 09:05:44 PM »
Did you make the cables or purchase them from somewhere?  And if so, where did you purchase them?

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Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
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