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AlphaPix(tm) 16 V3 - E1.31 & ArtNet to SPI Pixel Controller w/LCD Display - 16 SPI + 3 RS485 Outputs

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Our Price: $154.99
Without optional warranty or support

Availability/Ships: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: 721-V3

For Waterproof Output Connections

None - I'll be supplying my own pigtails or connections
16 of 5 Foot (2.5 + 2.5) Waterproof Pigtail Cables [Add $46.99]
Setup and Troubleshooting Assistance

Regular Support (via E-Mail) - With Controller Purchase [Add $19.99] | Purchased Separately [$29.99]
Priority Support (via Phone & E-Mail) - With Controller Purchase [Add $89.99] | Purchased Separately [$149.99]
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 - Support is sold per-controller and is not transferable
 - Support can be purchased separately of controller at a non-discounted price
 - Only Priority Support provides live phone support
Controller Warranty Period

AlphaPix Controller - No Warranty / No Return [No Additional Cost]
AlphaPix 16 Single Controller - 1 Year Hardware Warranty [Add $24.99]
AlphaPix 16 Single Controller - 3 Year Hardware Warranty [Add $39.99] 
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  - Warranty period cannot be adjusted after purchase
  - Ready2Run Packages: Warranty applies only to controller, standard warranty applies to all other items in package
 - Controller hardware is identical for all warranty levels

[Product Description Page] [FAQ & Documentation Page]
Video Overview (Shows V1)
Configuring with LOR Software
Hooking up the AlphaPix
Configuring Networking (PC)
Product Features
All AlphaPix configuration, setup and troubleshooting information can be found on our AlphaPix Support Page.

  • General Information
    • The 4 layer, 4oz Copper board with the largest current carrying capacity in the market - up to 80 Amps
    • The AlphaPix 16 is designed for high density pixel based projects such as pixel matrix panels, pixel MegaTrees and house outlines.
    • The built-in, backlit LCD panel allows for easy configuration of most settings (pixel type, channels, IP address settings, etc) and to monitor the units settings. Additionally, it is possible to trigger the built-in test sequences right from the LCD interface.
    • Features five push buttons for control of the LCD functions.
    • Three additional LED status lights for monitoring controller power up state and E1.31 data input
    • Automated fan control using a standard CPU cooler fan (not typically required)
    • Input voltage monitor (viewable from LCD and webpage)
    • Per output RGB color mapping
    • Output resistor bank (for adjustments for select pixels and to reduce short circuit possibility)
    • Lowest cost commercial 16 output, full featured controller on the market today
    • Vertical CAT5 Ethernet Input Jack for mounting in tight enclosures
  • Controller Basics
    • 32-Bit CPU
    • Dimensions - Width: 4.72" inches x Length: 7.87" inches
    • Four Mounting Holes - 1/8" Holes
    • Waterproof Enclosures and Mounting Kits Available
  • Data Input
    • E1.31 / sCAN (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 32 DMX Universes
    • ArtNet (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 32 DMX Universes
  • Hardware Data Outputs
    • 16 SPI (pixel) Outputs
      • Overall - Maximum of 5,440 Pixels or 32 Universes / 16,384 DMX Channels
      • Per Output - Up to 340 pixels / 2 DMX universes (exclusive of power, see chart below)
      • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
      • Each output is clearly marked on both sides of the connector with the output number so it is always easy to find the output.
      • Each output is marked with + / - / Data / Clock order to make assembly easier and error free
    • RS485 Outputs
      • Overall - Maximum of 1,536 DMX Channels
      • Three individual RS485 ports - one DMX universe per port
      • RS485 ports do not "use up" SPI outputs / not shared with SPI outputs
      • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
      • See our Knowledge Base for information on wiring and connecting with LOR controllers
  • Power Input
    • 60 Amps Normal / (30 Amps per bank / two individual bank inputs)
    • 80 Amps with 20% Duty Cycle + Automated output shut down enabled
      • Wattage per controller
        • 5 Volts: 300 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 720 Watts
    • Voltage Range: 5 to 24v DC (two separate voltages can be run on each bank of 1-8 and 9-16)
    • Up to 10 AWG wire (we recommend a minimum of 16 AWG for power inputs - see our website)
    • Controller is powered by power input on bank 1 - no separate power connection is required
    • Polarity reversal input protection
  • Power Output
    • 5 Amps Maximum (fused blade) per output
      • Wattage per output
        • 5 Volts: 25 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 60 Watts
    • See the chart below for recommended maximum pixel counts per output and per controller
  • Software Data Output
    • Number of different protocols supported simultaneously - One
    • Supported pixel protocols:
      • 2811 Family - 3 Wire (All HolidayCoro pixels are 2811)
        • WS2811 / WS2812 / WS2813
        • INK1003
        • TM1803 / TM1804 / TM1809 / TM1812
        • UCS1903 / UCS1909 / UCS1912 / UCS2903 / UCS2909 / UCS2912
      • 2801 Family - 4 Wire
        • WS2801 / WS2803
      • 6803 Family - 4 Wire
        • LPD6803 / LPD1101
        • D705
        • UCS6909 / UCS6912
      • 3001
        • TLS3001 / TLS3002
        • CY3005
      • 8806
        • LPD8803 / LPD8806
      • 9813
        • P9813
      • Does not support "GECE"
  • Software Features
    • Firmware setting adjustments - Most settings via LCD interface, all settings via standard web browser on most devices
    • Firmware updates - PC (web browser) - no charge (see firmware page for updates)
    • Null/Ghost pixels (start of string) - Allows longer runs of data (25+ feet)
    • Reverse DMX addressing (start DMX addressing at end of string instead of at start)
    • Zig-Zag / Matrix Addressing
    • Color Order (RGB, BGR,GRB, etc) - adjustable per output
    • Test / Sample Pattern outputs (RGB) - 22 Variations / Selectable via LCD+Buttons
    • Password protection for web interface (optional)
    • Adjustable brightness for LCD via web interface
    • Fan (optional - not included) can be configured to turn on a selected temperatures (80f / 26c to 135f / 57c)
    • Built-in temperature monitor can display board temperature and can shut down controller output when user selectable temperature is reached to prevent possible dangerous over-heating situations
    • Displays input voltage on webpage and LCD to aid in diagnosing problems and to ensure adequate power is provided to lights.
  • Warranty
    • Varies by customer selection from none to 3 years - see options on checkout
    • Warranty excludes any end-user induced or environmental damage (moisture, shorts, incorrect setup and other)
  • Support
  • Physical
    • Operating Temperatures - Negative 4f (-20c) to 158f (+70) / LCD runs down to -4f
  • County of Origin / Assembly
    • China (from globally sourced components)
This controller is able to directly run, without and with power injection the following combinations of pixel lights:

Without Power Injection
100% Controller Duty Cycle
(@ 100% Full White Output / May require one power supply per bank)
60 Amp input
With Power Injection
(@ 100% Full White Output / Requires external power supplies)
Per Output
Per Controller
Maximum Per Output Maximum Per Controller
30LED/10IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters
(with pre-attached waterproof connections)
1 16 6 108
30LED/30IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 1 16 2 36
48LED/16IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 4 69
60LED/20IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 3 55
60LED/60IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 1 18
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 5v 83 Nodes

1,328 Nodes

320 Nodes 5,540 Nodes
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 12v 111 Nodes

1,776 Nodes

320 Nodes 5,540 Nodes
Rectangle or Square Pixel Modules - 12v 78 Modules
1,248 Modules 320 Modules 5,540 Modules
Brilliant Bulb (single bulb) 125
320 Bulbs 5,540 Bulbs

NOTES: The above maximum recommendations can vary based on a variety of factors including - voltage, wire gauge, distance between pixels, temperature, color of light output, controller duty cycle, customer expectations of color rendering and other factors.

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent products and outstanding service March 15, 2017
Reviewer: Ryan from USA  
Don't always believe what you read on forums-experience this great company for yourself!

I purchased my first controller from HolidayCoro 3 years ago.  The service I received since day 1 is exceptional!  I've had 2 minor issues with products and both of those were immediately corrected by the David and his team.  David went way above and beyond the customer service that I expected.

I decided to purchase a controller from another vendor last year solely because it had more channels/output.  I had issues with that controller from day 1 when trying to connect to RGB strips.  I plugged the same strips into the AlphaPix16 and they worked flawlessly.  I immediately pulled that controller from my display and purchased another AlphaPix16.  My show ran flawlessly after changing out that controller.  

I will continue to purchase only from HolidayCoro because the products are excellent quality, well priced, and I know I can rely on the HolidayCoro team for anything!  

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AlphaPix 16 RGB Smart Ribbons January 25, 2017
Reviewer: Greg Davis  
Great support from David and the holiday Coro staff.  Each product ordered from them has worked flawlessly, at fair pricing.
The AlphaPix has great capabilities beyond 16 regular ports. Makes great 16 ribbon trees and also pushes 3 dmx universes.
Thank You David and staff.

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Controller and just HC December 26, 2016
Reviewer: Ted Martens from Land O Lakes, FL United States  
Outstanding company, people, David...always trying and willing to help!...thanks why I keep buying from you all!

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Work great December 8, 2016
Reviewer: Jon Hood from Liberty, MO United States  
Tried some other boards before buying these. Love the easy web layout and assigning universes is very simple. Build quality is great and they are holding up well to my abuse. Would highly recommend these!

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Amazing controller! November 28, 2016
Reviewer: Brian Mason from Cumming, GA United States  
This is my second season using the Alphapix 16. I thought it was goood last year but now I know how to use it to its full potential. This thing is a work horse!

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