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RGB Floods + Renard

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Folks, I need some help. I posted this in another thread, but I have a feeling it's going to get lost in there, so I decided that a new thread would be in order. Please, I'm not interested in which flood is better/cheaper/etc - that decision has been made. Nor am I interested in debating DMX/LOR/Whatever - I want to stick with the Renard protocol. I just need to know what REN/SSR stuff I need to build to get them to work.

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I have been wanting to build some RGB floods since last year. My problem is all the confusion with them: PCBs, LEDs and Boards and Resistors from 4 different places, matching resistors, whatever. Since the Rainbow floods are available in full kits, I have decided to use those.

Now my problem is controlling them with DIY Renard. I can't figure out for the life of me what combination of stuff to use, or worse: the combinations I find have parts that are discontinued (like DC SSRs). Anyone want to take me under their wing and point me at exactly what I need Renard/SSR wise to run say 6-8 of these (24 channels), keeping in mind I only have Ren SS stuff right now?

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After following all the rubbish from before... a simple answer.

The best thing IMHO would be to use one or more DC SSR boards being driven from a renard that uses external ssr's and load the PWM firmware. can't advise on exact models sorry.

Cheers

Aussiephil

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After following all the rubbish from before... a simple answer.

The best thing IMHO would be to use one or more DC SSR boards being driven from a renard that uses external ssr's and load the PWM firmware. can't advise on exact models sorry.

Cheers

Aussiephil

Right. I got as far as that. The problem is the designs I find typically don't have boards made, or are so old that they are no longer maintained. When I find something promising (like a Ren24LV and some external DC SSRs), some of the parts are discontinued - and I don't trust that I make the right substitutions.

I think I'll cross-post this over at DIYC and see what come from there too.

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After following all the rubbish from before... a simple answer.

The best thing IMHO would be to use one or more DC SSR boards being driven from a renard that uses external ssr's and load the PWM firmware. can't advise on exact models sorry.

Cheers

Aussiephil

I agree!! If he wants to stick with Renard he will be ok with the Rainbow Flood. It does use smaller 20ma LEDs that will work well with current limiting.

The thread you referenced, in my opinion has been calm, intelligent and informative - hardly what I would call 'rubbish' :confused:

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Quick update:

The Ren48LSD boards came a couple of weeks ago, and I assembled them. Today the Rainbow flood kits arrived, and I assembled one of those. Everything is working great and playing well together. This turned out to be my perfect solution.

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