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    Question E1.31 bridge

    how many channels can each port support?

    in dmx mode it is 512 per port

    what about in renard/rs485 mode?

    if on the board "E1.31 can support 63,999 DMX streams or 'universes'" (according to the FAQ)

    how much can each port support?
    even theoretically there has to be a cap

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    Default Re: E1.31 bridge

    In Renard mode, you should still face the serial port speed limitations, just like you were using a serial port or usb to serial adapter on your PC. You can only send so much info at any given speed prior to needing to send channel 1 again. At 460800 baud, you should be able to run 2296 channels, etc.

    I have not played with DMX to be able to advise on that.
    Last edited by boyelroy11; 06-19-2017 at 09:28 AM.

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    Default Re: E1.31 bridge

    oh, thank you
    so at 230400 (the baud i run) a 50ms I have 1150 channels available

    got it. thank you
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    Default Re: E1.31 bridge

    I find that the bridge helps a lot for a couple reasons:

    1- E1.31 from the PC or Pi controlling the show. A single output setup.
    2- Organization. Lay out your Renard daisy chains as needed for placement and short cable runs.

    I had two bridges in use last year, and plan to go to three this year- the new one with pixel extenders. Here's last year's layout, if you are interested:


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    Isn't there some kind of DIY law that is supposed to eliminate the possibility of good organization like that?

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    Default Re: E1.31 bridge

    Remember... everything looks good on paper except in real life. :P
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    Haha. That's what I actually did last year. I have another copy with all the channel assignments, too, somewhere.

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    The DIGWDF Engineers announce the formation of the DIGWDF Head Stop Center, for the rehabilitation of the over-organized. We're taking applications now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    The DIGWDF Engineers announce the formation of the DIGWDF Head Stop Center, for the rehabilitation of the over-organized. We're taking applications now...
    When you see my garage this weekend, you'll know you have mislabeled me, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    The DIGWDF Engineers announce the formation of the DIGWDF Head Stop Center, for the rehabilitation of the over-organized. We're taking applications now...
    <<-- boycotting organization
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