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About danj

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  • Birthday 01/21/1960

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  • Location Prairieville, Louisiana, USA
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  1. I have an LOR CTB16PC for sale. I believe it is a gen3; I purchased it in fall 2013. I have used it three years and it has never been in the weather (always setup in garage with AC leads from there....). Works flawlessly. Asking $140 for the controller and shipping would be in addition to the $140. Please PM me here or email me at dan.e.jacobsen@outlook.com if you are interested. Thanks!
  2. Yes I have one would like to get $140 for it plus shipping (additional). I am in Louisiana. Please PM me! Mine is a gen2 used three years and never in the weather.
  3. I have one I am interested in selling; sent you a PM. I have used it three years now and it has never been outside; always set it up in my garage.
  4. Did you find a CTB16PC yet?   I have one I have used for the last 3 years I am interested in selling.   I have always set it up my garage, so it has never really been in the weather at all.   I can send pics if you are interested, but that would have to be this weekend--I am working out of town this week.

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    2. danj


      It is a gen 3 controller.   Here are some pictures.  I am selling it because I am basically running all RGBs this year--I was running 16 minitrees with my LOR controller and I am converting them all to the coro-based RGB minitrees that James70818 sells (Boscoyo Studios).   The only AC elements I intend to drive this year are some strobes.   I built two Renard controllers 2 years ago that I have never used.   I intend to use the Renards to drive the strobes this year; I no longer really need the LOR controller.   I was thinking $200 for the controller.   My zip is 70769.   I attached pics.   Sorry they are not very good; took them with my camera in the garage...   The 3rd one is the clearest.

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      CTB16PC #1.jpg



    3. Lights@721


      Thanks for the photos,

      I am certainly interested, how firm are you on the price? I think ground shipping would be ~$25 from what UPS estimates ( I assume other shippers would be similar). What is your preferred payment method? 

    4. danj


      I guess I should probably setup a paypal thing. I am on paypal so maybe it is easy!   Just haven't ever sold anything before.   I think I would like to stick to $200.   By the way, it has the USB dongle too.   I should have taken a pic of that too.   sorry about that..   Didn't think about that til just now..

  5. You can import your entire LOR sequence into xlights. If you want to use xlights to tweak on your LOR sequence, you can do that in xlights if you want to. There are several how-to videos. It's pretty straight forward.
  6. YOU'RE NOT ALONE!!!! I was up at 1130 last night re-soldering male waterproof connectors for power injection on my strips. Brain stopped during the day--I put females where males are supposed to go.....
  7. This is my first year to do power injection and I am using E682s. Have you considered only using the E682 to drive the data signal and to power up straight from PSUs? Shouldn't make any difference I realize--power is power... But you could use a bit larger fuse (say, a 7.5A fuse for example) that might not be a nuisance. Just a thought. I am thinking seriously about putting my E682s in smaller enclosures next year and putting my PSUs into my CG1500s and only run data out of the E682. I realize that is kind of "losing functionality" from the E682s... Just a thought.
  8. I am using two E682s this year. I have had good service out of mine; this will be my 3rd year to use them. I bought one fully assembled and bought the second as a kit; soldered that one up myself... Hope that helps.
  9. Welcome to the crazy Christmas lighting world!! Don't forget--Jesus is the reason for the season!!
  10. That is really cool--that someone approached you like that... Please keep us updated on insurance/etc. I may consider proposing setting up a display at our church in 2016 and I am concerned about the DIY nature of most of what we do, etc etc. How is that handled away from my property? What concerns are there about licensing music? Etc.
  11. Love those driveway arches!!!!!
  12. I have done tomato cage-based mini trees for two years now and I have not experienced problems with GFCIs tripping when it is raining. I do make really sure my plugs are securely mated together to preclude water intrusion.
  13. I recommend that you do lots of reading. This is a great forum and there are many others; each one kind of has its own focus, so to speak. None of this stuff is "hard", but there are definitely a lot of little pieces you have to get right for a synched display to work correctly. My first synch year was 2013. One thing I found out is that you just about "have to" DIY. There aren't really any setups (in my opinion anyway..) that are truly plug & play because each house/yard/etc is different. Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. If you want to learn about RGBs, I recommend you join the auschristmaslighting forum and download their 101 manual--it has a BUNCH of info in it and is a really good read. One point -- if you decide to go with LOR, Vixen, or xlights just for some examples, people are willing to share their sequences with you, especially in the LOR world. Just a thought... General rule of thumb is that the sequence development in software from scratch takes on the order of 10-30 hours per minute of song sequenced depending on how comfortable you are with the sequencing software, how many elements are in your display, etc. Anyway, even just the software part takes a long time. START EARLY!!! Enjoy yourself!! Don't forget that Jesus is the reason for the season!
  14. I was able to link up with them on FB. thanks for the help
  15. Thanks so much!!! We will definitely go see their setup and I will try to meet them. I really appreciate the info