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tealman353
03-19-2008, 03:59 PM
:? :?: This will be the second year [2008] that I have used the Olsen 595.
Last year (my first year) I ran 24 channels, this year I am running 48, next year I will most likely run 64 channels.
I am using 595 version 2.4.1 Copyright 2006 Brian Bresocnik.
I realize that it was originally designed to be an on/off controller only.
My question is: Are there any ways to use the 595 to do dimming/fading/ramping/shimmering/sparkling effects?
I cannot afford to switch to another type of controller (e.g. Grinch, Firegod, Lynx), nor am I aware how any of those mentioned systems work. I have heard that there are ways to couple some controllers with the Renard. Can someone provide me with some links to an explanation as to what the Renard is? Also, what is a Horning dimmer?

I have also posted this question at http://computerchristmas.com/phpBB2/ in the
Light Control > Hardware forum and at http://computerchristmas.com/ForumBoard/ in the Light Control forum, all under the title "Olsen 595 Conundrums and Revelations."


Tim Ambrose: Teenage Inventor/Scientist

rlilly
03-19-2008, 04:42 PM
:? :?: This will be the second year [2008] that I have used the Olsen 595.
Last year (my first year) I ran 24 channels, this year I am running 48, next year I will most likely run 64 channels.
I am using 595 version 2.4.1 Copyright 2006 Brian Bresocnik.
I realize that it was originally designed to be an on/off controller only.
My question is: Are there any ways to use the 595 to do dimming/fading/ramping/shimmering/sparkling effects?
I cannot afford to switch to another type of controller (e.g. Grinch, Firegod, Lynx), nor am I aware how any of those mentioned systems work. I have heard that there are ways to couple some controllers with the Renard. Can someone provide me with some links to an explanation as to what the Renard is? Also, what is a Horning dimmer?

I have also posted this question at http://computerchristmas.com/phpBB2/ in the
Light Control > Hardware forum and at http://computerchristmas.com/ForumBoard/ in the Light Control forum, all under the title "Olsen 595 Conundrums and Revelations."


Tim Ambrose: Teenage Inventor/Scientist
Hi Tim. You've landed at the right spot! There are many people that will help get your questions answered here.

To add dimming capability to your 595, you'll need a Renard-595 converter (aka Ren-C) and Zero Crossing (ZC) source that is available with a Renard-Transformer (aka Ren-T).

Read about the Ren-C here:http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Renard-595_Converter
and the Ren-T here:http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ren-T_Assembly_Instructions

Both these sites should provide you with all the information you'll need to dim the 595.

Basic Renard information and other Renard boards can be found here:http://doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Renard_Main_Page

I'm not familiar with the Horning dimmer, so someone else will have to answer that one.

WWNF911
03-19-2008, 04:50 PM
:? :?: This will be the second year [2008] that I have used the Olsen 595.
Last year (my first year) I ran 24 channels, this year I am running 48, next year I will most likely run 64 channels.
I am using 595 version 2.4.1 Copyright 2006 Brian Bresocnik.
I realize that it was originally designed to be an on/off controller only.
My question is: Are there any ways to use the 595 to do dimming/fading/ramping/shimmering/sparkling effects?
I cannot afford to switch to another type of controller (e.g. Grinch, Firegod, Lynx), nor am I aware how any of those mentioned systems work. I have heard that there are ways to couple some controllers with the Renard. Can someone provide me with some links to an explanation as to what the Renard is? Also, what is a Horning dimmer?

I have also posted this question at http://computerchristmas.com/phpBB2/ in the
Light Control > Hardware forum and at http://computerchristmas.com/ForumBoard/ in the Light Control forum, all under the title "Olsen 595 Conundrums and Revelations."


Tim Ambrose: Teenage Inventor/Scientist

Wiki Main Page (http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page)

Renard Main Page (http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Renard_Main_Page)

Renard-595 Converter (http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Renard-595_Converter)

Hopefully those should help. Happy reading! :)

Leon

Oops, sorry Bob. Looks like you beat me to it! :oops:

rlilly
03-19-2008, 05:07 PM
Hopefully those should help. Happy reading! :)

Leon

Oops, sorry Bob. Looks like you beat me to it! :oops:

Geesh! I wish people would race to answer my questions as quickly!!

Wayne J
03-19-2008, 06:21 PM
Guys, lets not recommend the Ren-T to new builds. We are trying to go over to the DIYC DPS now. This board will go coop. I just finished the latest protype and it is going to Phil tomorrow.

Reference links......

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2217

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2747

WWNF911
03-19-2008, 08:55 PM
Guys, lets not recommend the Ren-T to new builds. We are trying to go over to the DIYC DPS now. This board will go coop. I just finished the latest protype and it is going to Phil tomorrow.

Reference links......

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2217

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2747

Sorry Wayne. I saw your post after. Until then I just knew it was "on hold". :oops: