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    Quote Originally Posted by mschell View Post
    Personally, I like the push on connectors, rather than the screw type. This way, the cable is connected via a plug, and it's very easy to swap around to another connector without the expense of the extra piece to screw into that connects...ala jstjohns new European style connector.

    If I look at the commercial Stellascape E16, it has push on connectors. I liked the ones on the E680. I'll be connecting twist-on waterproof connectors to these, and just don't want to mess with screws.

    Just my input...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DynamoBen View Post
    Don't forget that this project controls "dumb" LED strips AND any other low voltage DC source. Choosing a "universal" connector type to cover all of these items is important.
    Given that premise, then we should stay with the RJ45 jacks. Cat5 handles the current requirements of those controllers. This way, a Ren48LSD or a Prop48LSD Daughter card all could be the same...
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    Well - it's not so much the connector itself - it's more the grouping of 4 channels (with an RGB+W premise) versus a 3-channel grouping with RGB only in mind - that's really where I'm thinking out loud here. Several folks have mentioned this in the past when discussing the Ren48LSD as well. While the premise has always been to drive Frank's strips or Mighty-mini's - this may not be the case from here out as more and more people pick up cheap RGB strips instead to complement their pixel string setups.
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    why don't you place a row on 4way (RGB +V) MTA-100s behind the RJ45s. You don't have to fit them if you don't want to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_Edwards View Post
    why don't you place a row on 4way (RGB +V) MTA-100s behind the RJ45s. You don't have to fit them if you don't want to use them.
    Well - that's what I was looking at - however the spacing gets off pretty quick since there would be 16 connectors vs 12 connectors (or 8 vs 6 if looking at one side) - that is my reference to a possible routing issue. I haven't placed them yet so maybe it will be a piece of cake so we'll see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    Well - that's what I was looking at - however the spacing gets off pretty quick since there would be 16 connectors vs 12 connectors (or 8 vs 6 if looking at one side) - that is my reference to a possible routing issue. I haven't placed them yet so maybe it will be a piece of cake so we'll see...
    Actually the problem may be easier than you think. 4x 4way MTA100 connectors for every 3x RJ45? That shouldn't be too challenging.
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    This project will likely use BAM or BCM, here is the info about how that works. Now if we could only get the board finished. ;)

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    yeah yeah... RJ45 version is ready - just haven't gotten around to adding the 4-pin/RGB connectors...

    I did get my Ren48LSD half built so I could use the transistor driver portion (and power supply) and connect to the logic bits I have breadboarded already. so much to do... so little time...
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    Any updates?
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    Sorry - no - got caught up with the Ren4Flood and DIYC Flood and most of my planned new pieces are not complete - not sure this is going to happen this year at this point...
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