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Can anyone tell me how many lights might be to many for one channel I have all LED ctb16pc.   I was also looking for a few more sequences I cant seem to find good old school music like mary did you know or where are you Christmas if you don't mind sharing please send to my email [email protected]

 

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Well, if .02 A, you can run theoretically 1.8 A / .02 = 90 strings, so you are using LED's. I doubt you will have any problems at all. 

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5 hours ago, jwblazek said:

A CTB16 is good for about 30A, so each of the 16 outlet ports can handle about 1.8 A

I disagree....you actually have 15A on each side (8 outlets).  You can balance that 15As on each side however you like.  You could run 1 channel at 15As and leave the rest disconnected if you desired,  or 1 channel at 8As and the rest at 1A, etc.

 

4 hours ago, jwblazek said:

theoretically 1.8 A / .02 = 90 strings, so you are using LED's. I doubt you will have any problems at all.

exactly....I personnaly couldn't afford to push 30 amps of LEDs through my controllers. 

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We are saying the same thing qberg. Look on the spec sheet, 30Amp total or 15 amp per side which  correlates to what I said earlier,  15A per side  / 8 channels = 1.88 Amps per channel.

 

Does not need to be balanced as the CTB16 has two line feeds, one for each set of 8 chgannels

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2 hours ago, jwblazek said:

Does not need to be balanced as the CTB16 has two line feeds, one for each set of 8 chgannels

right...but you are not limited to 1.88 amps per channel...that is my point.  You can run 15 amps in a channel and not overload that individual channel, however, you have 0 amps left for the other 7 channels.  15 Amps is 750 LED strands.

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Don't believe that is an accurate statement. From the CTB16 spec sheet, each channel can handle 1 Amp w/o heat sink, 8A with heat sink

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Why not use a contactor ,inline, with the LOR and have NO load problem to worry about, other then burning a contactor out. It's made to take amperage...most are full tungsten, not coated. I would rather replace a contactor each year, rather then a LOR controller. All a contactor is mega big relay,designed to slam on and off,without failing to often. Thoughts??

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Think this posting got out of hand. Original question was how many lights can he put on his controller. Looks like he has a handful of LED strings, no problem at all for the LOR CTB 16's

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if it helps any i tested all my lights today using a plug in watt/amp meter and i have 1200 Incan lights and a 50 sting  of LED on the same mega tree i plugged all of that out and it was 3.56 amps at 439 watts the website i read said the box can take 8amps on a single outlet and 960 watts

Im sure your not going to plug 12 sets of lights into one channel... hope you wouldn't i'm not going to i plan to have maybe 3 sets of lights on one channel 200 LED lights only pulled 0.07 amps 8.8 watts LED pull so much less then any other lights do.

but now i do know why people have several different control boxes so not to power power them plug trying to run lines everywhere would be easier with more boxes.

 

 

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3 hours ago, jwblazek said:

Don't believe that is an accurate statement. From the CTB16 spec sheet, each channel can handle 1 Amp w/o heat sink, 8A with heat sink

well I stand corrected....8amps on a single channel.  I have never seen a controller without the heatsink.

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3 hours ago, Controller said:

Ok thanks bud is this your first year with a lor conttroller?

Yes it is.. im getting a 16 Channel one hope to get it Tuesday and figure out how to make it work with my vixen

 

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Good luck its alot of work but i am dumb when it comes to pc didn't have time to make my own sequences so i bought a couple and Mr matt gave me some still need more tho to run a good show i bought a ctb16pc and fm transmitter off planetchristmas for $ 230 and 4000 light and sequences cords and other things later about $700 in it now .But its worth it going to be good show i think.

Just need more sequences [email protected]

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3 hours ago, Controller said:

Good luck its alot of work but i am dumb when it comes to pc didn't have time to make my own sequences so i bought a couple and Mr matt gave me some still need more tho to run a good show i bought a ctb16pc and fm transmitter off planetchristmas for $ 230 and 4000 light and sequences cords and other things later about $700 in it now .But its worth it going to be good show i think.

Just need more sequences [email protected]

Oh wow man, sounds like you jumped way into it... Good luck.. yeah im not sure what my lights are going to look like. with my seqs.. What program are you using to runt he show?

 

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Lor software the newest out i guess that wad $69 got the Basic plus for now get your and if i can figure out how to send you some sequences i will i have five or so

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Im trying to get by with vixen for this year. i might go with LOR next year. money is tight been out of a job since July.

 

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That's not good i sold my 4 wheeler to do this crazy. It was wore out anyway and if buy anymore lights go led they are bright .

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If you are running all LEDs I would never worry about the load on a channel. I've been running LOR for 12 years and have had very little issues. Ill assume you habe heatsinks if you bought a ready to go. That means each channel can handle up to 8amps. Overall the controller will handle 30amps, 15 each side as some have said.
I've run old C9's, minis, and LEDs. Tend of thousands of lights too. Fried a triac here and there but not with LEDs.

Sequences, what are you looking for? Email me at [email protected] and I'll see what I can do.

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That's not good i sold my 4 wheeler to do this crazy. It was wore out anyway and if buy anymore lights go led they are bright .

oh yeah darn lol. yeah I only buy led lights from now on. I've got about 10 new sets this year to make props I've made. got get couple more to fix a wire frame Santa we have.

 

 

jfelix (Joey) has a killer display, he is one of the ones that made me want to do this. his house has won contests. It's the biggest display in Dallas Ga and I go to it every single year if I don't go to see anyone elses.

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