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PixelController.com F48 info
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:47:23 AM »
And here I thought Christmas was over.   ;D
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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 08:54:25 AM »
It is over.  This is shopping time, and you have lots of time to get started for 2018 lighting.  Just empty your wallet and fill up your credit card like the rest of us.  This addiction never quits, sigh.  Thankfully we have some great choices to pick from.
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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 09:01:12 AM »
Dave can you explain this a little more?  From the F4v2 web page

"When the expansion is connected to two receivers the F4V2 becomes a 12 string controller. Four local strings and eight strings up to 250 feet away from controller. "

Does the 12 come from the fact that you can still use one of the ports on the F16 for 4 strings?  The statement is confusing since there are only two ports on the F4v2.

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 09:04:47 AM »
Dave can you explain this a little more?  From the F4v2 web page

"When the expansion is connected to two receivers the F4V2 becomes a 12 string controller. Four local strings and eight strings up to 250 feet away from controller. "

Does the 12 come from the fact that you can still use one of the ports on the F16 for 4 strings?  The statement is confusing since there are only two ports on the F4v2.


?  What are you talking about here, Jim? ?
I'm hyped over the F48 coming out, officially.  12 each 4-output receivers running off of a single "motherboard". 
There are no "expansion boards" coming off of the F48.

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 09:05:52 AM »
Go to the store and look at the F4v2.

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 09:09:57 AM »
Dave can you explain this a little more?  From the F4v2 web page

"When the expansion is connected to two receivers the F4V2 becomes a 12 string controller. Four local strings and eight strings up to 250 feet away from controller. "

Does the 12 come from the fact that you can still use one of the ports on the F16 for 4 strings?  The statement is confusing since there are only two ports on the F4v2.


OK, now I see where you are coming from.

Yes, 4 outputs off of the F4V3/F4V2, 2 each 4-output receivers.  (12 outputs total.)


We are using 6 of the F4V2/F4V3s and they all have the differential expansion board.  Most of them have at least 1 of the remotes run from them.  In several cases, we remote two "pods" of Chromabulbs from each of the F4s.  My main props (singing Chromabulbs and Sally Trees) are driven by this setup.  Works great.

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 09:20:31 AM »
Al look at this link
https://www.pixelcontroller.com/store/index.php?id_product=49&controller=product


Yep, that is them.  Simply plug them into the F4V3, set the firmware to use them, and then use a remote on each of the RJ45s.  8 outputs on the remote.  4 outputs on the main board.

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong...This is a controller, no need for an additional controller to drive this like using F16V3 AND the expansion boards. It is a controller outputting to 12 differential receiver boards, correct? I would need the F48 and 12 4 string differential receiver boards and I'm good to go?
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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 11:06:49 AM »
That's how it looks to me too. 8)

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 11:35:07 AM »
This is definitely a controller.  What is really nice about it is that all 48 channels the Falcon controllers have available (firmware) are present in 12 differential outputs of 4 channels each.  I have plans for a large array of lights, across about 100' x 50' area, that this type of setup is just perfect for.


Unfortunately we have pretty much taken over David's thread about his pre-sale starting.  Perhaps an admin can move this to another thread and cleanup David's intended purpose for this.

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 03:20:00 PM »
im new and don't have a controller yet, can someone explain this, I understand what it does. should a new person get this and 4 Differential Receiver Boards or just get the f16v3

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 04:12:19 PM »
im new and don't have a controller yet, can someone explain this, I understand what it does. should a new person get this and 4 Differential Receiver Boards or just get the f16v3


What are you going to control?  This will point you in the direction of what controller to use. 
If all you are going to use is 4 remotes, I would go with the F16V3, a differential extender board, and 4 remote receivers. This will give you 16 outputs from the board itself, and another 16 outputs in the form of 4 remotes.  (32 total.)




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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 04:44:55 PM »
This is definitely a controller.  What is really nice about it is that all 48 channels the Falcon controllers have available (firmware) are present in 12 differential outputs of 4 channels each.  I have plans for a large array of lights, across about 100' x 50' area, that this type of setup is just perfect for.


Unfortunately we have pretty much taken over David's thread about his pre-sale starting.  Perhaps an admin can move this to another thread and cleanup David's intended purpose for this.

I agree, please post your comments in another thread. There is already an overwhelming amount of information on this and other sites and unrelated posts just muddy the waters I don't want to discourage anyone from posting, but staying on topic would help!

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Re: PixelController.com F48 info
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 06:12:27 PM »
A basic layout of the F48 Differential with the Differential Receiver Boards.

 

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