Re: Controller Suggestions for my layout
It's been covered now but I'll cover it anyway, Ren24 LV is low voltage and needs SSRs in your case, Ren24, Ren24 3.0, Ren24 3.3, Ren24 4.0, Ren24HC are all the same board with updates. It has on-board SSRs. Simple Renard series require SSRs, it has a 16, 24, 32 channel versions. The 32 is still available, I think they all can be home etched if your up to it. I ran 2 Simple Ren32 this year instead of my Ren64. I know there's thread about them under development buts here is the link to get boards http://www.n7xg.net/sr32.html I've found myself trying to eliminate cords. Dirk went after control cables with wireless but I'm trying to plan better and cut back on power cords. SSRs seem to be the best way to do this for most items around the yard but not all. Be sure to cost this with your planning. Cost the different control boards during your planning. And no matter how much you plan you'll have better ideas while you put it up and while you take it down. Where you get power may drive you to a different controller layout too. Enough for now it's bed time. I hope I've given you food for thought to make your own calls on what works best for you.
Originally Posted by rfallatt
2009 - 48 channel MegaTree 4800 lights
plus 3200 lights static display.
2010 - 6 Snowflakes on heavy equipment stored in front yard :-(
2011 - 72 channel Megatree 7520 lights,
120 channel total about 10k lights total