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Ordering P10 Panels
« on: December 09, 2015, 09:14:00 PM »
I'd like to order 3 panels to test with from Ray Wu.  I think the item to order is below.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/P10-rgb-SMD-3in1-full-color-indoor-LED-Display-screen-unit-board-32-16pixels-320mm-160mm/701799_866772137.html

For 3 panels what else do I ask for or order from the site.  I thought I read somewhere to ask for cables.  What kind do you ask for?  Anything else to ask for?

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 09:58:09 PM »
That has all the correct specifications.  Ask for ribbon cable, power cables and magnetic mounts.

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 09:53:26 AM »
Are there specific lengths of cables or do is they just send a set package?

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 11:27:26 AM »
That has all the correct specifications.  Ask for ribbon cable, power cables and magnetic mounts.
Doesn't Boscoyo sell all of the p10 accessories?

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 12:58:36 PM »
Are there specific lengths of cables or do is they just send a set package?

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Ray will send cables just long enough for horizontal use. They are not long enough to "zig-zag" down to another row.
Kind of why I used 3 outputs for 3 rows. It was just easier.

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 01:09:07 PM »
So if you have 2 rows of panels you order the longer cables from here?

http://boscoyostudio.com/products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_40&products_id=79

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 01:22:18 PM »
If you specifically want to put all your panels on a single output, then yes.

But, there is no advantage.

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 02:02:48 PM »
I bought the cables and ends from amazon, 100' of cable and maybe 50 ends, just make ones that I want.

I also have my panels reversed, so I go top 2 pointing up, next row they are pointing down, next row they are pointing up, then you only need like a 7"-8" cable between the 2 panels, vs going the entire length of 2 panels. FPP makes this easy in the setup.

So look there before you buy cables, you may find it's cheaper  to just buy the parts and assemble yourself (depending on how many you need of course)

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 03:33:36 PM »
Can you post links to the supplies you used to make cables?

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2015, 04:15:21 PM »
search your ebay listings for these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10pc-2x8P-2x8-16P-2-54x2-54mm-IDC-Cable-Plug-Connector-with-Strain-Relief-/130813918017?hash=item1e751dfb41:m:mrihWHP65KwvHBJrBgW9BIw

there are hundreds of sellers.

You can buy these premade from ebay as well in various lengths if you search

As for crimping them, no special tools are really needed, a pair of large electrical pliers is good enough for these, vise grips make it easier if you have them.


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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2015, 05:40:06 PM »

As for crimping them, no special tools are really needed, a pair of large electrical pliers is good enough for these, vise grips make it easier if you have them.

The hub75 ribbon cable ends (like other ones, also) have an extra piece supplied to "loop" the ribbon back over. I think it is more strain relief than anything else. I mention it because it is just a "finger fit"  The first piece that actually pierces the ribbon wire does take some force to get fully seated. If you put that much force on the second piece, it will break. I finally learned that. :)

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2015, 07:54:18 PM »
I'm going to order some test panels from this site
http://pixelsequencing.mysimplestore.com/t/p10-panels-and-accessories

But then the location is in Georgia and only about 12.5 mi from my house so I don't even have to pay for shipping. 
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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2015, 08:12:14 PM »
I'll wait to make a purchase.  Let me know how it goes.

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2015, 09:30:12 PM »

As for crimping them, no special tools are really needed, a pair of large electrical pliers is good enough for these, vise grips make it easier if you have them.

The hub75 ribbon cable ends (like other ones, also) have an extra piece supplied to "loop" the ribbon back over. I think it is more strain relief than anything else. I mention it because it is just a "finger fit"  The first piece that actually pierces the ribbon wire does take some force to get fully seated. If you put that much force on the second piece, it will break. I finally learned that. :)

YA me too, broke several :) hahahaha

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Re: Ordering P10 Panels
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 12:31:46 PM »
I'm going to order some test panels from this site
http://pixelsequencing.mysimplestore.com/t/p10-panels-and-accessories

But then the location is in Georgia and only about 12.5 mi from my house so I don't even have to pay for shipping.

Never heard of this store before, how did you find out about them? Are they legit? I've never actually seen a stateside store  sell products at the same price as Aliexpress sellers which makes me wonder..
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