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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Firegod Flicker is back....

    I could really use the new files configured for sinking ssrs. The flicker has always been there on my system. Any chance this could be done?

    **UPDATE**
    Well I finally may have figured this out after reading many times what everyone else has been saying about using emi filters. I just couldn't bring myself to believing I would need emi filters on every ssr circuit so I didn't give it much thought. So, reluctantly I thought I would give it a try. First I put an emi filter on a single dirkcheap ssr on my bench and the flicker did not improve, actually looked worse for some reason. So, I browsed through some more posts, and I was about to order a 6V regulator and a beefier transformer when I decided I would put another emi filter on the 12vac power transformer to see if that helped. To my surprise, it cleaned it right up. Just to be sure, I removed the emi filter to confirm and sure thing the flicker came back, replaced the emi filter, and sure enough the flicker was gone. So, hopefully this is the only location I will need an emi filter. I am looking forward to a flicker free display this year. Gonna be a long weekend getting setup - I feel behind, but since our HOA has a 30 days before a holiday rule, this is the soonest I can put up lights...
    Last edited by randaman55; 11-23-2012 at 02:22 AM.

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    Default Re: Firegod Flicker is back....

    You should put a filter on the 12 VAC transformer only, that should fix it. Also i posted some new code but if the zero cross is getting random spikes then all bets are off.

    Good luck!

    Sorry i have been absent but we finally got moved into the new house and I got most all the large construction jobs done. I'm actually considering putting up some lights this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireGod View Post
    Sorry i have been absent but we finally got moved into the new house and I got most all the large construction jobs done. I'm actually considering putting up some lights this year!
    Great to see you back and hear all is well!
    Greg

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    Yes, great to see you back David!! Since I was the OP on this flicker post, and everyone on this thread has given me so much help. I thought I'd circle back and let you all know that my display is up and running and is 100% flicker free!!! The code adjustment David made for me at the tail end of last year (changed the timing a tiny bit as it seems my power isn't *exactly* 60hz here!! Fixed everything perfectly!! I have 256 Channels of Firegod running and they look just as beautiful as the 128 channels of Renard I have mixed in this year!!

    Thanks again to all of you. This forum houses some of the kindest, smartest, and nicest people in this crazy hobby!! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!! -James

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    I just fixed steelpanz flicker problem. It was a corroded RJ45 socket on a field module. It caused the entire system to flicker. I assume it caused noise on the power supply or the zero cross. Anyway it is fixed for now.

    And yes, I did get my lights put up for the first time since 2009 and I also had a corroded RJ45 jack I had to replace. I guess sitting outside for a month in the damp/cold conditions then being stored in less than perfect conditions can cause that.

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