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Falcon Christmas => BeagleBone Black Controllers => Topic started by: blmatrix13 on February 10, 2019, 08:22:57 PM

Title: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: blmatrix13 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!
Title: Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: dkulp 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. 
Title: Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: blmatrix13 on February 10, 2019, 08:52:16 PM
That's what I figured.  I will look into Ron's version though.


Thanks Dan!
Title: Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: CaptainMurdoch 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.
Title: Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: k6ccc on February 10, 2019, 09:37:13 PM
I have used 36 inch cables while doing testing without issue.
Title: Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: blmatrix13 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?
Title: Re: Maximum Ribbon Distance
Post by: k6ccc on February 11, 2019, 09:18:16 PM
Did you make the cables or purchase them from somewhere?  And if so, where did you purchase them?
1 meter long cables:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E387HSM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Connectors to make my own:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O9Y8X6G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1