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ikabod
12-06-2007, 02:06 PM
I'm just a newbie trying to start this great hobby, I would like to ask the pro regarding this 8 channel controller, do you think this is a good place to start?

Is this 8 channel will work with vixen, anybody tried it?


http://www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/elec/ck1601.htm

jwells
12-06-2007, 02:29 PM
ikabod First I don't consider myself a Pro but I do I have these as well and they work but they are mechanical relays they make a LOT of noise and they cannot switch on / off as fast as the Triac's but they will work so I am not putting it down at all. Just warning you of the noise Click Click Click and to make sure you don't try to switch them off and on as fast as some of the sequences you see out there. Otherwise you are good to go. its an easy board to put together as well. I have used it on Halloween to turn things off and on as well.

Jim

Anarchtica
12-06-2007, 06:24 PM
Did you check out my site where I explain everything you need to know about the 8-channel controller?

ksoChristmasLights.com (http://www.ksochristmaslights.com/how_to/index.html#article4)

ikabod
12-07-2007, 12:56 PM
Did you check out my site where I explain everything you need to know about the 8-channel controller?

ksoChristmasLights.com (http://www.ksochristmaslights.com/how_to/index.html#article4)


Thanks! but I read someplace that this controller will not work with Vixen :?: or maybe I'm wrong.

Anarchtica> your site is great very detailed!

Thanks jwells for sharing your thoughts!

Walden
12-07-2007, 02:19 PM
Yes that controller does work with vixen, it is the basic parallel plugin.

ikabod
12-07-2007, 03:22 PM
Yes that controller does work with vixen, it is the basic parallel plugin.

Thanks for confirmation Walden!

RussSTman653
01-05-2008, 11:52 PM
Hey I have the exact same one from the exact same site. be careful not to switch it on and off too fast because i already lost 2 relays do to that. Also remember there is a 10amp limit, i lost a third relay do to that. But as long as you are careful it will work fine.

PS - it does make a lot of noise