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11-12-2010, 06:36 PM
I am using the newest vixen program. all i have is 12 chanels out of paralell port.. the 4 other usable data lines only throw half power! i have tested the box i have with a 5v transformer and the lights light up.. i tested the computer lines (last 4) and i only get about 3v and 50v out of outlets.. is this a driver problem maybe?
last year the 12 chanel paralell driver worked fine but i was also using another computer. i thought it was the intergrated port so i bought a pci to parallel card and reset the plug in to proper address and still only get half power. can some help?

11-12-2010, 07:40 PM
Your output voltage, 50 vac? should not be dependent on the amount of drive voltage from the parallel line.

I think you may have controller problems. Make sure your PCI parallel card is set to the proper protocol, ECP, EPP or SPP.

I don't know which protocol you need, but it is probably ECP.

Do some Googling on "parallel port protocol" for a lot of information.