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10-13-2010, 07:22 PM
I have looked in my files and searched on here but can't find the answer to this. I have ran a single 595 for 3 years now and I am ready to expand to a second one. I have a large 5V supply to the first board and want to send the 5v out the first to the second 595. Is the RJ45 cable between them a straight through cable just like from the 595 to the SSR's?

10-13-2010, 08:04 PM
Yes, you'd connect the output of the first 595 into the input of the second 595. You also should supply +5vdc power to the 2nd board, too. In your Vixen configuration, instead of an Olsen595 with 64 channels, you'd just raise it to 128.

10-13-2010, 08:37 PM
you may actual be better to run a seperate 5v cable from the PS to the 2nd Grinch. the advantage of this config is the -ve line to remain closer to ground than otherwise.

10-13-2010, 09:34 PM
Just double checking. If I run the separate 5V power then I don't want to put the jumper at J1 right?

10-13-2010, 11:21 PM
That is correct.

10-13-2010, 11:30 PM
Thanks for all your help.