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Gecko2012

1 Segmant Per Channle Or One Arch Per Channle?

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Hey guys fairly new to these forums, but so far my experience here learning has been tremendous. I Love seeing all the Christmas spirit as every year I get a little worried that it seems to be slowing dying. However, this site refills my assurance everytime I log on! :)

When building the segmanted arches, just like my title asks, does each segmant get its own lor channel or does each arch get its own lor channel. so for example if i had 8 segments per arch, and a 16 channel lor controller I could run 2 arches per controller? Or would it be 16 arches per controller if it was 1 arch per channel? I hope that all makes sense lol.

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"example if i had 8 segments per arch, and a 16 channel lor controller I could run 2 arches per controller?"

Yes

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If you are short on controllers and long on arches you could have one controller run 4 arches. Channels 1-8 for arch A and C the channels 9-16 for arch's B and D.

Just a thought--Good Luck and get going ---Time's a'waisting!

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Yes, each segment in the arch is a channel and you can run more than one arch but you have to consider the extension cord factor to do that. If you ran 4 arches off one controller, even if your controller is right beside one arch you are looking at needing a lot of cords.

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If you are short on controllers and long on arches you could have one controller run 4 arches. Channels 1-8 for arch A and C the channels 9-16 for arch's B and D.

Just a thought--Good Luck and get going ---Time's a'waisting!

Hmmm that's a pretty good idear. So arches a and c would have the same animation and arches b and d would have the same animation but different than a and c? Haha actually this is all for next year. We decorated for the first time in 3 yrs this year. After doing it this year and finding this site it unleashed a monster lol. So now I'm just prepping for next year.

If you ran 4 arches off one controller, even if your controller is right beside one arch you are looking at needing a lot of cords.

haha yeah I dont think you can ever have enough extension cords for this hobby. Thank god for spt 1 and 2 though to help with some of the cost

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I have four arches that are run with two controllers. Arches 1 and 2 are run off channels 1-8 and arches 3 and 4 are run off channels 9-16. At some point I'll get another controller for them but for now I think it works well. Here's a video of my display with one controller running four arches.

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Sorry for the diversion, but what song is in that sequence? I tried Shazam, but it didn't recognize it. I'd love to build a sequence to that song!

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tekcor1-

Sorry for the diversion, but what song is in that sequence? I tried Shazam, but it didn't recognize it. I'd love to build a sequence to that song!

34th Street Overture 

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I'm running 8 arches on one controller they line my yard. Arch 1,3,5,7 are 1-7 and 2,4,6,8 are 9-15 i do a 7 channel arch and i run them so one side of the yard mirrors the other.Thanks to SPT and Vampire plugs. if you would like to see

https://www.facebook.com/holidayhousegives

I have a few video's on facebook it's a public page so anyone can look.not need to be a facebooker.

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Hey guys fairly new to these forums, but so far my experience here learning has been tremendous. I Love seeing all the Christmas spirit as every year I get a little worried that it seems to be slowing dying. However, this site refills my assurance everytime I log on! :)

When building the segmanted arches, just like my title asks, does each segmant get its own lor channel or does each arch get its own lor channel. so for example if i had 8 segments per arch, and a 16 channel lor controller I could run 2 arches per controller? Or would it be 16 arches per controller if it was 1 arch per channel? I hope that all makes sense lol.

My video may help you see what an arch is like during the daytime to help you better visualize it.  I use an arch "sleeve" type setup and this is the 3rd season I've used them.

I use mirroring channels for my pinwheels.  It's a nice effect and it saves channels.  My arches are only 5 channels.  For 2012 I will be making my arches 8 or 9 channel (testing will occur after NY)  The nice part of the sleeve method is that when a section goes out, I can slide off a sleeve and replace it with one that is working perfectly.  Or I can make them bigger if I want :D

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