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    Default Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Anybody know what the current rating of the input terminal blocks and traces are on the E682 and F16v3 (respectively)?

    It's fused at 5A per output, so theoretically these boards can supply 40A per side without a fuse blowing.

    Can the input sides of the board handle it though?
    2019: ??? pixels, 24 E682's. Centralized 24v power distribution.
    2018: 2000 pixels, 2 E682's. 4 LOR
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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Per Sandevices:
    Power: There are two connections for pixel power, allowing the use of two separate pixel power supplies. This also allows a mix of 5 volt and 12 volt pixels (for example) to be controlled by a single E682. Each power inlet supplies power to 8 pixel outputs and is rated to carry up to 32 amps. The E682 itself is typically powered from the right-hand (output groups 3 and 4) pixel power supply, but may also be powered independently by a power supply that is capable of providing 7-24 volts DC at about 500ma, connected to J19.

    "Each power inlet supplies power to 8 pixel outputs and is rated to carry up to 32 amps". There are 2 power inlet's, one each side of the board, so if I assume 32 amps for each side that's 64 amps total for the 682.

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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Thanks!
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    2017: 33069 pixels, 20 E682's. 50 A/C with 2 LOR
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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Great Info, but Why would you want to pull that much power through your controller? Use some Power Injection instead.

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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    Great Info, but Why would you want to pull that much power through your controller? Use some Power Injection instead.

    Just Sayin'
    Or a mix of both. I remember that was a topic that confused the hell out of me when I started up. How people were running huge amounts of pixels on an output when the math stated they were way over those limits. Because there was never a clear explanation of how that could be done

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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Power Injection: Come to terms with it. Unless you limit your ports to 50 pixels, you will have to power inject. My controllers provide 0A (yes zero) to my pixels. I could remove the fuses on the controller and not impact my show. Power is injected into the string at the prop. The only thing coming from my controller is Data and V-.


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    Default Re: Can I draw 40A per side of an E682 or F16v3?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    Great Info, but Why would you want to pull that much power through your controller? Use some Power Injection instead.

    Just Sayin'
    I am using Power Injection, but I use my controller boards to distribute the power. (Just using the bottom half of outlets as a fused 5V distribution board). It's easier that putting in a separate power-only board.

    However, even if I WERE to use a separate F8 Distro board instead of e.g. a E682 for power injection, that board is still limited to 30A overall, even though the individual outlets add up to 40A:
    https://www.pixelcontroller.com/stor...roller=product

    So basically it's the same issue as the F16v3 or E682.
    Last edited by deonb; 10-18-2019 at 12:32 AM.
    2019: ??? pixels, 24 E682's. Centralized 24v power distribution.
    2018: 2000 pixels, 2 E682's. 4 LOR
    2017: 33069 pixels, 20 E682's. 50 A/C with 2 LOR
    ...
    2011: 64 A/C channels with 5 LOR

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