Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,099
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    Greetings

    I have 2 feet of dumb rgb strips in my North pole for lighting.

    +12v
    B
    R
    G

    is the wiring layout.

    +12vdc is COMMON and the ground wires run independent for each colour, THIS IS OPPOSITE to how a typical SSR is built where ground is COMMON.

    Not pixel strips, just dumb 12vdc 5050 leds with resistors..

    Which DC SSR should I be looking to buy?
    Cheers!
    Steve

    Learn 1 new thing everyday.

    "AURBO" -- Aurora Borealis

    My weather today



    Chat link | Christmas Wiki link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    10,283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    No - - the typical DCSSR is common anode (common +) and the MOSFETs sink the ground from each color.
    [COLOR=#000080][B][I]Brian[/I][/B][/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#ff0000]Christmas in San Jose! - [URL="http://www.christmasinsj.com"]WEB[/URL] - [URL="https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasInSanJose"]FB[/URL] - [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1W78s7liEQEE0ed7WSyLF7B6j3lBX43w"]VIDEOS[/URL]
    [/COLOR][COLOR=#800080]Halloween in San Jose! - [URL="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Halloween-in-San-Jose/356280784428581?ref=tn_tnmn"]FB[/URL]
    [SIZE=1]2015 Halloween Show - Planning now - hopefully some house projection...
    2015 Christmas Show - 5x E681-12, 1x 6804, Ren48LSD, 3x RenSS16, 1x Falcon16v2 (w/expander), 24x90 WS2811 pixel MT (James MT Strips), 12x DIYC Floods, SuperPixelStar, 3x Pixel Arches, PixaBulb House outline
    [/SIZE]
    [/COLOR][SIZE=3][COLOR=#008000][I]Ignorance is Temporary [/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#800080][I]- [/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#ff0000][I]Stupidity is Forever[/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#800080][I]...[/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][I][COLOR=#ff0000]
    [/COLOR][/I]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Richardson, Texas
    Posts
    359
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    So on a DC SSR like this, would you run a jumper wire from the + out to the other + outs and then connect the R,G, and B to the - outs.
    IMG_3008.jpg
    I have to admit I'm a little confused about this as well.
    "There's no such thing as a dumb question, except for the question that was never asked!!"

    Mark

    2014 4 channel Mr. Christmas unit, 3,000 lights.
    2015: 32 channels, over 7000 lights including 4 singing faces! (updated)

    2016
    Who the heck knows, I don't!!
    [url]http://pavukchristmas.com[/url]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    10,283
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    I'm not completely familiar with the DirkCheap SSR but I think you'll find it's the same as the DCSSR and the input +DC is the same connection/trace as the + on the RGB outputs and are already connected together. A quick look at it visually and/or with a meter should tell you that.
    [COLOR=#000080][B][I]Brian[/I][/B][/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#ff0000]Christmas in San Jose! - [URL="http://www.christmasinsj.com"]WEB[/URL] - [URL="https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasInSanJose"]FB[/URL] - [URL="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1W78s7liEQEE0ed7WSyLF7B6j3lBX43w"]VIDEOS[/URL]
    [/COLOR][COLOR=#800080]Halloween in San Jose! - [URL="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Halloween-in-San-Jose/356280784428581?ref=tn_tnmn"]FB[/URL]
    [SIZE=1]2015 Halloween Show - Planning now - hopefully some house projection...
    2015 Christmas Show - 5x E681-12, 1x 6804, Ren48LSD, 3x RenSS16, 1x Falcon16v2 (w/expander), 24x90 WS2811 pixel MT (James MT Strips), 12x DIYC Floods, SuperPixelStar, 3x Pixel Arches, PixaBulb House outline
    [/SIZE]
    [/COLOR][SIZE=3][COLOR=#008000][I]Ignorance is Temporary [/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#800080][I]- [/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#ff0000][I]Stupidity is Forever[/I][/COLOR][COLOR=#800080][I]...[/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][I][COLOR=#ff0000]
    [/COLOR][/I]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Plymouth, MN
    Posts
    9,174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    You'd provide +/- power at the DC IN terminal block. Then you have four channels of output, and the + signal is common to all four channels while the - is switched. You would want to use common anode strips with this SSR.

    http://digwdf.com/store/
    The DIGWDF Store is closed for all sales. Thanks to everyone who supported us through the years!
    User guides, documentation and other files are still free and available for downloading.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Chambersburg, PA
    Posts
    690
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    Quote Originally Posted by CatMan42 View Post
    So on a DC SSR like this, would you run a jumper wire from the + out to the other + outs and then connect the R,G, and B to the - outs.
    IMG_3008.jpg
    I have to admit I'm a little confused about this as well.
    In answer to the OP's question. I would recommend one Dirk's Cheap DC SSR's like shown above. You can get them @ http://digwdf.com/store/category.php?id_category=9 . He has two different versions available, one is capable of handling higher amperage.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Richardson, Texas
    Posts
    359
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    You'd provide +/- power at the DC IN terminal block. Then you have four channels of output, and the + signal is common to all four channels while the - is switched. You would want to use common anode strips with this SSR.

    Ah Ha!! that makes sense. Thank You.
    "There's no such thing as a dumb question, except for the question that was never asked!!"

    Mark

    2014 4 channel Mr. Christmas unit, 3,000 lights.
    2015: 32 channels, over 7000 lights including 4 singing faces! (updated)

    2016
    Who the heck knows, I don't!!
    [url]http://pavukchristmas.com[/url]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    1,654
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    Would a DM-103 work, you could embed this into your prop (they are very tiny).
    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...868042910.html
    I believe RobG has alternative firmware for this tiny board as well (to run some DMX floodlights).
    I bought 10 on my last order from Ray, but doubt I am going to use them all this year.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,099
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which DCSSR to get? Dumb RBG strip.

    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    No - - the typical DCSSR is common anode (common +) and the MOSFETs sink the ground from each color.
    Budude, on closer examination of my DC SSR, you are correct! re-wiring my connection and testing..

    Edit**
    Forgot to reply after testing..

    Everything is working.. I had my SISO board incorrectly wired to my Ren8SS
    Last edited by Aurbo99; 10-06-2015 at 09:24 PM.
    Cheers!
    Steve

    Learn 1 new thing everyday.

    "AURBO" -- Aurora Borealis

    My weather today



    Chat link | Christmas Wiki link

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •