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    Quote Originally Posted by ezellner View Post
    Overall, looking good. I have a concern about your mains wiring. Most of the posts on this site only deal with US voltages at 120 V. Working with 240 V is a whole different animal and can kill you if not done correctly. I've been following a post on auschristmaslighting.com that talks about some of the requirements for wiring 240 Volts. The power cables need to have a certain type of insulation and need to be at least 50 mm away from lower power cables. In Australia, there is a legal requirement that any 240 Volt wiring needs to be done by a licensed electrician because of the danger of electrocution. Not sure what the requirements are in The Netherlands but I'd check it out if I were you. Sometimes insurance companies won't pay if there is non-approved wiring that causes a fire or personal injury. Here is the link to the Australian site: https://auschristmaslighting.com/for...ic,9563.0.html
    Ow and yeah. 220V hurts like a mofo.
    I've felt that a few times in my life.
    Happy that I've only felt 380V once.

    Yeah I know. It's a bit different here.
    Not too worried about it though.
    This is something I did myself aswell.

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    Main powerboard for the entire house.
    With some help ofcourse. But still...

    And other projects outside aswell.
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    Looks like you have it handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezellner View Post
    Looks like you have it handled.

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    I hope so.
    It's just ALOT of new info. So good to start with only the leaping arches this year. And then expand a bit next year.

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    I know what you mean. I started last year year with a 10 foot pixel tree (without any music sync) plus all my other always-on LED lights. I worked on it in bits and pieces all last year but it was ready to go when I put it all together in late November. It worked the first time. This year I'm expanding my pixel count to 4 times what I had last year (800 to 3250) with house outline, window outlines, ten mini-trees and 5 arches in addition to the pixel tree. All will be synced to music. It's really good that you are starting early because some of this takes a lot of time both to learn and to do.

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    Second junction box.
    Will supply the regular led fairy strings.
    And the raspberry Pi.
    Also current to the controller/powersupply box will come from here.

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    Enclosure which will distribute all wires to fairy strings and to the other enclosure box is done. Sofar.....
    And mounted the temp controller in my enclosure box which hold the powersupplies and the future e682's.

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    Now have to order e682.
    And install my security camera outdoors.

    Plenty of time.

    When weather gets better I'll prep for bending the tubes.
    Gna be exciting. Lol. Scared to fuck it up though.

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    We all make mistakes as part of the learning process. Most are minor and easily remedied.

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    Enclosure which will distribute all wires to fairy strings and to the other enclosure box is done. Sofar.....
    And mounted the temp controller in my enclosure box which hold the powersupplies and the future e682's.
    Added the outgoing wires. Will connect all pigtails to the fairy strings so i can easy connect and disconnect those to the enclosure.

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    Excited.

    E682 order placed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy2004 View Post
    Excited.

    E682 order placed.
    E682 received.
    Got it working in test mode now.
    Now I need to figure out how to get sequence onto sd card and how to make it run through raspberry pi

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