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    Exclamation 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    ;):confused::!:i want to connect 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS togehter with a female spliter ;) i dont think thee'rs a plugin for it please send me a response telling me if you can make the plug in or how i can make my own also this is my set up for the boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Sing...ort-Relay-Box/ also (how do i connect 2 togeter or do i just do the same thing twice and connect a female spliter to both of them) also can i get a usv to female printer port cable for my lap top and still have it work on vixon.
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    Default Re: 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    Sorry but usb to parellel will not work with vixen.

    look at this page http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com..._of_DIY_Boards
    you may find a better way to achieve your goal for less money using usb to serial
    Last edited by Ronp; 09-25-2011 at 09:47 AM. Reason: add link

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    Default Re: 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronp View Post
    Sorry but usb to parellel will not work with vixen.

    look at this page http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com..._of_DIY_Boards
    you may find a better way to achieve your goal for less money using usb to serial
    cant i you just make a plugin for dat also will it work on my realy old slow stuped wondows XP desk top also some one tell me how i connect 2 PARALLEL PORT RELAY BOARDS togeter so i have 16 chanles (look two up) with a plugin that will work for vixen

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    Default Re: 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    You can parallel both units together on the same parallel port for a total of 8 channels so it would be on no real use like that. You can add a second parallel port card to your pc and then add the second relay broad for a total of 16 channels. I think Vixen (or maybe the PC) is limited to a total 3 ports per PC. If you are using a laptop that has a PCMCIA slot or an express slot you can get a parallel port add on for them as well. Hope this help you out. You can go with a SS8, SS16, SS24 and have 24 ports that will all dim and will work off a signal comm port.

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    Default Re: 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    can p port dim also is there a plug in for 2 p ports connected

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    Default Re: 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    simple answer is no

    your first post showed you using machanical relays they do not dim. you will need solid state relays (non zero cross or random turn on )

    with parellel you would use two ports one for each relay board and two plugins in vixen

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    Default Re: 2 PARALLEL RELAY BOARDS no plug in

    Sounds like you are a bit all over the place. Unless you already own the parts, those Relay boards can cost nearly as much to build as a 16 or 24 Channel controller.

    You can get in on the current group buy that Lizard currently has going on. Then you will have a 8,16, or 24 channel Renard controller that capable of dimming. http://doityourselfchristmas.com/for...D-SS-group-buy
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