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11-30-2007, 11:10 PM
Testing my 595 and I noticed that the board is acting funny. Using Vixen, I click on All channels on and 1-48 come on. Click it again and then 49-64 come on. Same for the all off.

When running a sequence, using only channels 1-10, the corrisponding channel/ led on the other side of the board lights when the channel i'm using turns off.

I swapped chips, checked my solder connections, have the parallel port set to EPP. I've powered off a wall wart, and 5v off my computer with the same results. I then took the board to work and tested it off my work pc with the same results. Borrowed a co-workers 595 board and same thing.

What am I doing wrong :?:


Wayne J
11-30-2007, 11:27 PM
The plugin set correctly?

11-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Not sure if I found the problem, but the Sequence plug-in mapping had the channel set to 64.
When you click on plug-in setup, that was set to 48.
I hope that was the problem, will test tomorrow.

Thanks, Mike

12-01-2007, 12:10 AM
If your board has 64 channels available and you set it up to only run 48 or them, you will get ghosting. i have played about with this to make some really cool effects on our 3 olsens. set it up to only have 1 channel on the board and it will look like a moving sign. anyways. have your plugin set up to use 64 channels. Dosn't mean you have to use all of them, but it does stop the other ones from turning on.

Wayne J
12-01-2007, 12:53 AM
Here is an example of 'ghosting' Two 595 boards with the plugin and channel count set at 8 channels.