911!! configuration help

911!! configuration help

Postby wayoutwest » 10 February 2020, 15:27

I'm so glad I found this forum. Everything DMX I've learned has been from YouTube but I've hit a wall and it's driving me crazy.

In my current setup I'm running 8 Chauvet Slimpar56 (1-17-33-49 dmx address) I have fixture 1-4 with these address settings, and fixture 5-8 with the same (to consolidate fixtures. I'm using a Chauvet Obey40 with allows 12 fixtures.

I also have 6 Lixada 512 moving head lights fixture 7 - 97, fixture 8 - 113, fixture 9 - 129, fixture 10 - 145, Fixture 11 - 161, Fixture 12 - 177.

Pretty straightforward. Now when I plug the Obey40 directly into the Slimpars without the Lixadas connected, everything works fine. When I plug the Obey40 directly into the Lixadas with the slimpars disconnected, it works perfectly. The issues is once I take the out of the slimpars into the lixada (or even the other way around) my lixadas on channels 8, 10, 12 start tweaking, i lose control of them and they're just on another planet.

Troubleshooting steps I've taken: I've replaced ALL dmx cables with brand new ones, 3 of the Lixadas are brand new, plugged each light solo into the obey40 and it worked fine. It all falls apart when I try to connect them all together. The last step I did was go from the Lixadas to the Slimpars and started pulling out the dmx outs to see if that could be the issue, well I got up to fixture 4 (of the slimppars) and so far so good. Once I plug in fixture 5, the problem happens.

I sat in my living for confused beyond what my brain can handle and I'm totally stuck. Would greatly appreciate some guidance or suggestions.

Thanks!
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Re: 911!! configuration help

Postby support » 10 February 2020, 16:26

Sorry but this forum is exclusively for our software and our dmx interfaces.
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Re: 911!! configuration help

Postby wayoutwest » 10 February 2020, 17:41

Getting the ShowXpress 512 or 1024 was my next purchase. But if the same issue is going to happen, theres no point. I have questions for that as well, but I cannot seem to find a retailer in SoCal to get back to me.
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Re: 911!! configuration help

Postby Allan » 12 February 2020, 11:12

What is your zip code so I can refer you to a local dealer?
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Re: 911!! configuration help

Postby Robin_D » 13 February 2020, 14:46

Almost certainly an issue with a switch on your Obey desk, or reversed wiring in one or more DMX fixtures. https://www.learnstagelighting.com/dmx-polarity-care/ may well help you.
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