LATEST RELEASE:  FPP 7.5 - Download from here -



Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Forgot your password?

+-Site Stats

Total Members: 16398
Latest: rafelog927
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Total Posts: 132035
Total Topics: 16363
Most Online Today: 80
Most Online Ever: 7634
(January 21, 2020, 02:14:03 AM)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 56
Total: 56

K8-B-Scroller with 12V Pixels

Started by jem5136, November 15, 2023, 11:06:24 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


I decided to replace my old OctoScroller and Falcon Smart Receiver with a K8-B-Scroller (less cat5 and wires). In my display I have 4 snowflakes (with 12V 2811 pixels) and a Matrix (with 6 P10 panels) in the same location, I've been using the OctoScroller and Smart Receiver which has worked without issue, however, I wanted to cut down the number of Cat5 cables and make a cleaner setup. I have a 5V controller that powers the BBB, controller, and panels but where I'm stuck is how to power the 12V pixels. I've never tried to power a controller at 5V while the pixels are 12V. How his this possible?? I haven't played around much, but I'm wondering if I can simply plug the data lin into the controller and the + and - into the 12V power supply. Would this work or would it cause other issues? 


You can power the pixels separately from the controller but you need to tie the grounds together.  IOW, you need to connect the grounds from the 12V and 5V power supplies together.   

Support FPP

+- Recent Topics

Kiosk mode touchscreen by Poporacer
February 19, 2024, 08:57:25 AM

reviving a bbb on an octoscroller by Poporacer
February 18, 2024, 11:25:33 AM

FPP After Hours Music Plugin has been updated by Poporacer
February 16, 2024, 03:40:05 PM

External WiFi Adapter and Antenna by JonB256
February 16, 2024, 08:25:13 AM

troubles getting UCS2904/TM1814 to work properly by ocupmoc
February 12, 2024, 11:15:53 AM

F16v4s keep freezing up by Zcarpenter
February 12, 2024, 08:02:46 AM

xLights in Ubuntu 22.04 by LedMutt
February 07, 2024, 08:48:43 PM

FPP 8 early alpha pre-release feedback by LedMutt
February 07, 2024, 08:39:23 PM

Why a custom/minimized bootstrap implementation in fpp? by jcross
February 07, 2024, 12:03:14 PM

AfterHours Plugin status from API or MQTT? by jcross
February 07, 2024, 10:12:32 AM

Powered by EzPortal
Powered by SMFPacks Menu Editor Mod