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rrowan
01-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Hi Folks,

The wife just loves these snowflakes. So they have to be on the house.
I would love to cut off the controller board (they are lousy controllers) and wire it up to a couple ssr boards.

There are 9 flakes per set. They are in groups of 3. There is four wires coming out of the male plug - 2 wires go to the female plug and 2 go to the controller box. There are 4 wires coming out of the controller - one common and one for each group. The box says 2.5 volt blubs and there are 50 lights per group.

So has anybody take these apart and wire them up for Vixen control?

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/RickRaively/SnowFlake1.jpg

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/RickRaively/SnowFlake2.jpg

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/RickRaively/SnowFlake3.jpg

Any help / info will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Rick R.

jwells
01-06-2008, 05:05 PM
So each group has 3 snowflakes correct ? if each group is controlled by 2 wires then you most likely can cut that and run each group individually. Seems like each group has 50 lights X 3 =150 The controller is wired to each group of 3 most likely not sure how they are using the 4th output on the controller. Yes you can remove it I have done so with other setups myself.

Jim

PacMang
01-06-2008, 08:40 PM
I got the same ones.. was just going to use them as is.. but if we can figure out a way to cut them that would be awsome...

rrowan
01-06-2008, 11:12 PM
So each group has 3 snowflakes correct ? if each group is controlled by 2 wires then you most likely can cut that and run each group individually. Seems like each group has 50 lights X 3 =150 The controller is wired to each group of 3 most likely not sure how they are using the 4th output on the controller. Yes you can remove it I have done so with other setups myself.

Jim

Yes each group is 3 flakes. 50 lights per group for a 150 total.

Snowflakes are group like this.
1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3

4 wires - I think one is common and then one wire per grouping.

We got more snowflakes lights so I can experiment with an older set. The wind this year really beat them up.

mgrosh - I'll keep posting here my findings.

Thanks

Rick R.