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Offline baf05

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F16V3 Box Build Help Required
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:05:06 AM »

I have a F16V3 and two 16port expansion boards.  I am in the process of trying to design a box build but powering it all his me kind of confused.
I plan to run each port on the main board at 424 pixels and both expansion boards at 300 pixels each, however the most the main board will ever run is 300, so pretty much each port will run 300 pixels. 

To keep it simple I will run 2 universes per output with 150 pixels per universe. (hopefully)

My bigger question is powering this config, assuming 300 pixels per output thats 2400 pixels on V1 or V2, thats a big load on one power supply! From experience I know I need to power inject some of my props, and I can do that from a separate power supply, but thats is still going to leave the power supply on V1/V2 carrying a large load as is powering at least the first few pixels of 8 different props.

Now not each port is going to power 300 pixels, but a lot are.  Is it enough to let V1/V2 power those 8 port and add injection for support?

Or should I be looking at just having the V2 of the main board power the boards via the ribbon cable and set up my own fuse array to ensure that no power supply is powering more pixels than it should.

(which would necessitate a regig of props to isolate power supplys and thats another issue!)

How do other achieve stable power delivery assuming a full board?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Offline Kendall Walker

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Re: F16V3 Box Build Help Required
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 09:08:06 AM »
You don't have to power off of the board. Example I have one F16-V3 that is running a Mega tree port 1-4 is powered off of a power supply connected to V1, Ports 5-8 only have the data and grounds connected and the power is coming from a power distro-board connected to another power supply. Then ports 9-12 is powered from a power supply connected to V2 and 13-16 are powered from another power supply connected to another power distro-board. So total 4 power supplies each connected to 4 ports.


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