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AlphaPix 4 V3 - E1.31 & ArtNet to SPI Pixel Controller w/LCD Display - 4 SPI + 1 RS485 Outputs



 
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Starting At: $109.98


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Product Code: 722-V3

For Waterproof Output Connections

None - I'll be supplying my own pigtails or connections
4 of 2.5 + 2.5 Waterproof Pigtail Cables [Add $11.96]
Setup and Troubleshooting Assistance

Regular Support (via E-Mail) - Included with controller purchase
Priority Support (via Phone) - With Controller Purchase [Add $49.99] | Purchased Separately [$99.99]
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Controller Warranty Period

AlphaPix Controller - No Warranty / No Return [No Additional Cost]
AlphaPix 4 Single Controller - 1 Year Hardware Warranty [Add $19.99]
AlphaPix 4 Single Controller - 3 Year Hardware Warranty [Add $27.99] 
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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

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LOR Setup Instructions
Wiring Instructions
Network Setup Instructions
Product Features
All AlphaPix configuration, setup and troubleshooting information can be found on our AlphaPix Support Page.

  • General Information
    • The AlphaPix 4 is designed for low to medium density pixel based projects such as arches, house outlines and dedicated elements
    • The built-in, back-lit 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
    • Easy to use plug-able connectors
    • Three additional LED status lights for monitoring controller state (power, IP address, E131 data signal)
    • Automated fan control using a standard CPU cooler fan (not typically required)
    • Input voltage monitor (viewable from LCD and webpage)
    • Temperature monitoring (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 4 output, full featured controller on the market today
  • Controller Basics
  • Data Input
    • E1.31 / sCAN (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 16 DMX Universes
    • ArtNet (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 16 DMX Universes
  • Hardware Data Outputs
    • 4 SPI (pixel) Outputs
      • Overall - Maximum of 2,720 Pixels or 16 Universes / 8,192 DMX Channels
      • Per Output - Up to 680 pixels / 4 DMX universes (exclusive of power, see chart below)
      • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
      • Each output is clearly marked 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 Output
      • Overall - Maximum of 512 DMX Channels
      • One individual RS485 port - one DMX universe
      • The RS485 port does not "use up" SPI outputs / not shared with SPI outputs
      • 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
    • 28 Amps Maximum
    • 30 Amps with 20% Duty Cycle + Automated output shut down enabled
      • Wattage per controller
        • 5 Volts: 140 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 336 Watts
    • Voltage Range: 5 to 24v DC (single voltage per controller)
    • Up to 10 AWG wire (we recommend a minimum of 14 AWG for power inputs - see our website)
    • No separate power connection is required
    • Polarity reversal input protection
  • Power Output
    • 7 Amps Maximum (7.5 amp fused blade) per output
      • Wattage per output
        • 5 Volts: 35 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 84 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
    • Null/Ghost pixels (start of string)
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • The majority of our setup and troubleshooting information and videos can be found on our AlphaPix setup page
    • All support, other than paid Priority support is provided via e-mail. Priority support allows for faster response times and phone based troubleshooting
    • HolidayCoro offers support in the following areas with the AlphaPix controller:
      • General wiring and troubleshooting
      • Testing of pixels (some non-HolidayCoro pixels may have limited support)
      • General setup of the networking needed to support the connection of the AlphaPix to a Windows PC
      • Basic configuration of sequencing applications
      • Basic configuration of output to the RS485 output ports
    • HolidayCoro does not support the following with respect to the AlphaPix controller:
      • Complex networking environments
      • Sending data over wireless networks
      • Configuration of some applications (due to the huge number of applications, we may refer you to your application vendor for instructions on setting up their application)
      • Configuration or troubleshooting of individual sequences
  • 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 With Power Injection
Maximum
Per Output
Maximum
Per Controller
Maximum Per Output Maximum Per Controller
30LED/10IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters
(with pre-attached waterproof connection)
2 8 13 54
30LED/30IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 2 8 4 18
48LED/16IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 1 4 8 34
60LED/20IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 1 4 6 27
60LED/60IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 1 4 2 9
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 5v 100 Nodes
(limited by pixels)
400 Nodes
(limited by pixels)
680 Nodes 2,720 Nodes
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 12v 150 Nodes
(limited by pixels)
600 Nodes
(limited by pixels)
680 Nodes 2,720 Nodes
Rectangle or Square Pixel Modules - 12v 150 Modules
(50 to 100 recommended)
600 Modules
(150 to 400 recommended)
680 Modules 2,720 Modules
Brilliant Bulb (Single Bulb) 175 Bulbs 700 Bulbs 680 Bulbs 2,720 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, customer expectations of color rendering and other factors.

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4 Channels of Show Running Awesome September 18, 2017
Reviewer: Stuart Pierce-Jr from ALPHARETTA, GA United States  
I already had several of these but bought 2 more for this years' show.  I've been running these for years with no problems and plan to get more in the future.

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No issues August 30, 2017
Reviewer: Emilio from FL United States  
No issues

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Reliable and friendly August 13, 2017
Reviewer: Benny from miami, FL United States  
2nd item ordered and fulfilled. Very happy and would recommend them to anybody. Submitted a question online and received an email answer the very next day.

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warrenty July 22, 2017
Reviewer: David Pratt from Croydon, Vic Australia  
I bought the AlphaPix 4  without the warrenty and I found out the hatd way not to do so in the future because it did not work when I recived it and I had no come back with hoilday coro as it was my decision to. try and save money

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Love this Controller July 11, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Colchester, VT United States  
The AlphaPix controller is an excellent SPI LED controller.  In fact you'd be hard-pressed to find a more featureful controller for the price.

The Main Things I like:
It's well-designed, with fused outputs.
The onboard display and buttons allow for relatively easy configuration and testing.
Fully supports ArtNET and E1.31, meaning I can use it with just about any capably lighting software.

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