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    Default How to power mega tree lights

    Hey guys what does everyone use to power your lights for your mega tree. Iím thinking of building a box with a bunch of outlets in it and keeping it in the center of my mega tree and running all the extension cords to the box. If anyone has any pics of there setup it would help

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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    I use a server supply for my 24 string, 50 piel/string tree with 270 node star. Here is a pic. In an ammo case. It sits in the center base of the tree. I used 1/8" ABS plastic to mount the components to and secured in the box with screws.
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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    I use two 300w supplies sitting at the base of my tree. 16 legs, 100 pixels per leg, 8 legs per PSU, 70 pixel star on the top going to one PSU.


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    2019 - Just moved into a new home (yet another change of plans). Will be dim but not dark. Too much to do at the new place to leave time for a show. Dim show (3000 pixels) had regular visits most nights.
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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    I assume you are referencing using pixels ?and not incans ?

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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    I have both AC led strings and DC Pixels on the megatree. The AC lights are controlled by SS24 AC controllers and the Pixels are controlled by a E681 with a dc power supply inside the enclosure.

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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    Sorry this is for incandescent lights

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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    I designed my tree with the power supplies (holidaycoro 400w) mounted at top, in the middle of the tree and attached a round sled at the top (like an umbrella) to keep it and all the connections dry. I then hang a 5 gallon bucket around the power supplies to shelter them from rain... You can't even tell they're up there. One green power cord routed to the top is all I need.
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    Default Re: How to power mega tree lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike wentzel View Post
    Sorry this is for incandescent lights
    Disregard our posts on dc supplies, that was not clear.

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