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CUSTOM: AlphaPix Evolution E1.31 Controller + Large HC-2500 Enclosure / 1 to 3 Expansion Boards / 350 to 700 Watts Power / UP to 16,320 Pixels / Ready2Run Assembled
CUSTOM: AlphaPix Evolution E1.31 Controller + Large HC-2500 Enclosure / 1 to 3 Expansion Boards / 350 to 700 Watts Power / UP to 16,320 Pixels / Ready2Run Assembled
Photos show samples of possible configurations only, this controller sold as a custom configuration


 
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Base Price Before Options: $199.95


Availability/Ships: Custom Assemble Item - Typically Same Day, Up to 3 Days
Product Code: 952-1


The following items are included with this product:

EasyPlug3 Male Pigtails (DIY Applications)

No Male Pigtail - I Am Using HolidayCoro RGB Pixel Lights With EasyPlug 3 Plugs
16 of Male EasyPlug3 Pigtail Cables [Add $19.99]
32 of Male EasyPlug3 Pigtail Cables [Add $39.98]
To Cap Unused Female Plugs


CAT5 Network Data Signal Cable

No Data Cable - I'll Provide My Own
14 Foot / 4 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $3.49]
25 Foot / 7.6 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $3.99]  - Save $.50
50 Foot / 15 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $5.79]  - Save $.70
100 Foot / 30 Meter Green CAT5 Data Cable for Data Signal [Add $8.99]  - Save $2.00
Click Here For Complete CAT5 List and Accessories
Pre-Configured Input Voltage & Plug Type

110 to 120 Input Voltage and Input (United States, Canada, Mexico, others) - Type B Plug
220 to 240 Input Voltage and Input (Australia, NZ, China, Others) - Type I Plug
220 to 240 Input Voltage and Input (All Other Countries) - Type B Plug
    Click here for voltage and plug details
Power Supply - Bank 1 of 2

1 of 12 Volt / 350 Watt DC Power Supply [Add $23.95]
1 of 5 Volt / 350 Watt DC Power Supply [Add $23.95]
Power Supply - Bank 2 of 2

No Power Supply on Bank 2 / Single Power Supply (see above)
1 of 12 Volt / 350 Watt DC Power Supply [Add $23.95]
1 of 5 Volt / 350 Watt DC Power Supply [Add $23.95]
Setup and Troubleshooting Assistance

Regular Support (via E-Mail) - Included with controller purchase [No Additional Cost]
    Priority Support with Phone and Remote Control Support also Available
    Click Here for support time frames and options (opens in new tab)

Clamps for Mounting CG-1500 & HC-2500 To Pole

No Clamp - I'll be using screws or other methods to mount enclosure
    Click here for video of installation (opens in separate tab)
2 Clamps - Round poles Up to 2 Inches in Diameter (Top and Bottom) [Add $2.98]
4 Clamps - Round poles Up to 4.5 Inches in Diameter (Top and Bottom) [Add $5.96]
Output Board #1 (Included / Required)

1 of AlphaPix Flex 16 Port SPI Expansion Board + 16 Female Pigtails + Cable Strain Relief Clamp [Add $96.65]
   - Includes 16 Labeled Female Pigtails
1 of AlphaPix Flex 4 Cable Output / Long Range Differential Expansion Board [Add $46.49]
   - One Long Range board can handle up to 4 Long Range Differential Receivers
   - Long Range Receivers require power separate of Expansion Board
   - Only one Power supply is required for up to 3 Long Range Expansion Boards
   - Ready2Run Receivers and CAT5 Cable Sold Separately - Purchase Here
Output Board #2 (Optional)

No Expansion Board #2
1 of AlphaPix Flex 16 Port SPI Expansion Board [Add $96.65]
   - Includes 16 Labeled Female Pigtails
   - REQUIRES OPTIONAL 2ND BANK POWER SUPPLY (Bank 2 of 2 Above)
1 of AlphaPix Flex 4 Cable Output / Long Range Differential Expansion Board [Add $46.49]
   - One Long Range board can handle up to 4 Long Range Differential Receivers
   - Long Range Receivers require power separate of Expansion Board
   - Only one Power supply is required for up to 3 Long Range Expansion Boards
   - Ready2Run Receivers and CAT5 Cable Sold Separately - Purchase Here
Output Board #3 (Optional)

No Expansion Board #3
   - Only 2 SPI Boards / 32 SPI Outputs per HC-2500 Enclosure
1 of AlphaPix Flex 4 Cable Output / Long Range Differential Expansion Board [Add $46.49]
   - One Long Range board can handle up to 4 Long Range Differential Receivers
   - Long Range Receivers require power separate of Expansion Board
   - Only one Power supply is required for up to 3 Long Range Expansion Boards
   - Ready2Run Receivers and CAT5 Cable Sold Separately - Purchase Here

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[Product Description Page]
 
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Hands on with the product
Overview of the AlphaPix Flex System
What is Included In The Boxes
Product Features

  • General Information
    • The AlphaPix Evolution CPU controller is the fourth generation of the tried and true AlphaPix controller line. This controller has been designed to be highly flexible so that you can build displays with the exact output types you need for your display.
    • The system is based on the Flex Expansion Board System which can drive up to three expansion boards
    • Using the options above, you can customize your installation as to power and specific expansion boards for your specific project. Each controller is built to order.
      • All power wiring including input and output wire is completely assembled
    • The lowest cost multi-expansion board based system on the market today
    • Supports all major lighting applications
      • Light-o-Rama Advanced (S3/S4/S5)
      • xLights (all)
      • Resolume
      • Madrix
      • Any applications that supports Artnet / sCAN / e1.31 protocols
  • Board Information
    • CPU Board
      • Hardware Features
        • Built-in network switch allows daisy chaining controllers without external network switches
        • 4 Line OLED back-lit display allows you to monitor and configure settings when not using the web page interface. Additionally, it is possible to trigger the built-in test sequences right from the OLED interface without requiring sequencing or other software which is useful for testing and demo applications.
        • Five push buttons for control of the OLED on-screen functions
        • Temperature sensor
        • 32-Bit CPU
        • Automated fan control using a standard CPU cooler fan (not typically required)
        • PWM (CPU Style) Fan Controller (configurable via web-page for temperature trigger) (80f / 26c to 135f / 57c)
        • Two RS485 Ports (DMX 1990 / E1.11)
          • RS485 ports do not "use up" SPI outputs / not shared with SPI outputs
          • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
          • Board is clearly marked with Positive, Negative and Ground wire connections
          • See our Knowledge Base for information on wiring and connecting with LOR controllers
        • CPU powered from expansion board #1
        • Data Input
          • E1.31 / sCAN (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
            • Unicast: 32 DMX Universes
          • ArtNet (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
            • Unicast: 32 DMX Universes
          • Two Ethernet 10/100 CAT5/CAT6 Jacks with built-in network switch
            • Data cable can be inserted into either plug
            • Located above expansion boards in a horizontal position for reduced wiring lengths
        • Number of different protocols supported simultaneously - One
        • Supported pixel protocols:
          • 2811 Family - 3 Wire (All HolidayCoro pixels are 2811 / 1903)
            • WS2811 / WS2812 / WS2813 / WS2812B
            • 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"1`
      • Software Features
        • Supports three expansion boards
          • Max pixel per CPU board with all three expansion boards connected: 16,320 (a max of 5,440 pixels per expansion board)
        • 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 usually required, 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 selected temperature is reached to prevent possible dangerous over-heating situations
        • Displays input voltage on web-page and LCD to aid in diagnosing problems and to ensure adequate power is provided to lights.
    • SPI Expansion Board
      • 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
      • Blown fuse indicators (Red LED light will go out when fuse is blown)
      • Each SPI board has a dedicate temp and voltage sensor visible from the screen or web interface
      • Included accessories:
        • Ribbon Data Cable (good for any position from 1-3, see video on how to customize length)
        • 6 Brass 30mm / 1.18 Inch Spacers with screws and nuts
        • 6 Brass 40mm / 1.58 Inch Spacers with screws and nuts
      • Power Output
        • 5 Amps Maximum (mini fused blade) per output
          • Wattage per output
            • 5 Volts: 25 Watts
            • 12 Volts: 60 Watts
        • Note that the number of amps per output (5A) over 16 outputs is 80 amps and this requires a duty cycle of 20% - see "Power Input" above
        • Power Input
          • Heavy duty screw down connections that support spade terminals (four total, two per bank)
          • 60 Amps Normal / (30 Amps per bank / two individual bank inputs
            • Wattage per bank (1-8 and 9-16)
              • 5 Volts: 150 Watts
              • 12 Volts: 360 Watts
            • Wattage per controller (1 - 16)
              • 5 Volts: 300 Watts
              • 12 Volts: 720 Watts
          • 80 Amps with 20% Duty Cycle + Automated output shut down enabled
            • Wattage per bank (1-8 and 9-16)
              • 5 Volts: 200 Watts
              • 12 Volts: 480 Watts
            • Wattage per controller (1 - 16)
              • 5 Volts: 400 Watts
              • 12 Volts: 960 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
          • Note that many customers run controllers at levels below 100% using the output limiting function in the firmware settings
    • Long Range Differential Expansion Board (Expansion Board)
      • Maximum of 5,440 Pixels or 32 Universes / 16,384 DMX Channels (Up to Four Long Range Differential Receiver Boards per Expansion Board)
      • Per Port / CAT5 Output - Up to 1,360 pixels
      • Supports only pixels that have data wire - this includes support for all HolidayCoro 2811/1903 pixels (no clock wire is present)
      • 300 Feet / 91 meters or greater from expansion board output to receiver input using stand CAT5 network cable
      • Note: Receiver boards must only be used with data input from the Long Range Differential Expansion Board - they cannot be used with DMX 1.11/1990 or E1.31 directly
      • Included accessories:
        • Ribbon Data Cable (good for any position from 1-3, see video on how to customize length)
        • 4 Brass 30mm / 1.18 Inch Spacers with screws
      • Long Range Differential Receiver Board (up to 4 per Expansion Board)
        • Blown fuse indicators (Red LED light will go out when fuse is blown)
        • CAT5 Data Input (requires Long Range Differential Expansion Board for operation, will not work with E1.31 or E1.11 signals)
        • Power indicator light
        • Standard Cable Guard TA-200 mounting hole pattern (3 screw terminals)
          • Includes 3 self tapping mounting screws for enclosure mounting
        • Screw terminals
          • Power Output
            • 5 Amps Maximum (mini fused blade) per output
            • Wattage per output
              • 5 Volts: 25 Watts
              • 12 Volts: 60 Watts
            • Up to 10 AWG wire (we recommend a minimum of 18 AWG for power inputs - see our website)
            • Polarity reversal input protection
            • Voltage Range: 5 to 24v DC
          • Power Input
            • 20 Amps
            • Voltage Range: 5 to 24v DC
            • Heavy duty screw down connections that support spade terminals
            • Positive and negative clearly marked on board
  • Warranty
    • 1 Year Warranty on CPU and Expansion Boards
      • Excludes:
        • CPU Board damage as a result of connection to an LOR network
        • Board damage due to improper mounting to a non-conductive surface
        • Environmental damage (water, snow, etc)
        • Physical damage
  • Support
    • The majority of our setup and troubleshooting information and videos can be found on our AlphaPix setup page
    • Support options:
      • Normal Support - Email / Phone where required, no additional cost
      • Priority Support - Dedicate phone number / Remote Control to PC / Email where required, additional cost
    • 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
      • Complex networking environments
    • HolidayCoro does not support the following with respect to the AlphaPix controller:
      • 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 - please contact your vendor for application specific questions
  • Physical
    • Operating Temperatures - Negative 4f (-20c) to 158f (+70)
  • County of Origin / Assembly
    • China (from globally sourced components)
  • Country of Design
    • USA / China

16 Output Flex SPI Limits with Common HolidayCoro Pixels
Without Power Injection
100% 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)
NOTE: HolidayCoro does not provide or endorse power injection.
Customers should be fully aware of power injection wiring requirements.
Maximum
Per SPI Output
Maximum
Per SPI Expansion Board
Maximum Per SPI Output Maximum Per SPI Expansion Board
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

340 Nodes 5,440 Nodes
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 12v 111 Nodes

1,776 Nodes

340 Nodes 5,440 Nodes
Rectangle or Square Pixel Modules - 12v 78 Modules
1,248 Modules 340 Modules 5,440 Modules
Brilliant Bulb (single bulb) 125
Bulbs
2,000
Bulbs
340 Bulbs 5,440 Bulbs
4 Output SPI Output Limits for Flex Long Range Receiver
with Common HolidayCoro Pixels
Without Power Injection
100% Duty Cycle
@ 100% Full White Output
20 Amp input
With Power Injection
@ 100% Full White Output / Requires external power supplies
NOTE: HolidayCoro does not provide or endorse power injection.
Customers should be fully aware of power injection wiring requirements.
Maximum
Per SPI Output
Maximum
Per Receiver Board
Maximum Per SPI Output Maximum Per SPI Expansion Board
30LED/10IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters
(with pre-attached waterproof connections)
1 4 6 24
30LED/30IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 1 4 2 8
48LED/16IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 4 17
60LED/20IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 3 4
60LED/60IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 1 4
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 5v 83 Nodes
332 Nodes
340 Nodes 1,360 Nodes
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 12v 111 Nodes
444 Nodes
340 Nodes 1,360 Nodes
Rectangle or Square Pixel Modules - 12v 78 Modules
312 Modules 340 Modules 1,360 Modules
Brilliant Bulb (single bulb) 125 Bulbs 500 Bulbs 340 Bulbs 1,360 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: 1 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Overall Quality Product December 30, 2018
Reviewer: Dan G from IL United States  
The Alpha pix Flex controller is a well built quality item.  Upon receiving the unit, everything was pre wired and ready for use.  Instructions were easy to follow and the  videos online were helpful.

The biggest problem I ran into was finding out that when the Alpha Pix controller is receiving ART-NET the controller will frequently freeze up and not convert the control signal.  Customer support from Holiday Coro was prompt and helpful, and said there will be a firmware update to fix this issue in Janurary.  Looking forward to using this product to it's full potential with the new firmware.

Overall I am pleased with this product.

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