All AlphaPix configuration, setup and troubleshooting information can be found on our AlphaPix Support Page.
- General Information
- The AlphaPix 4 is designed for medium 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 state (power, IP address, E131 data signal)
- Very low cost
- 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
- 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:
- WS2811 / WS2812 / TM1804 / TM1803 / TM1812 / SM16715 (All HolidayCoro Pixels are WS2811)
- WS2801 / WS2803
- TLS3001 / TLS3002 / CY3005
- LPD6803 / D705 / LPD1101 / USC6909 / UCS6912
- Does not support "GECE"
- Software Features
- Firmware setting adjustments - Most settings via LCD interface, all settings via standard web browser on any device (Mac, Windows, Linux, Tablets, Phones, etc).
- Firmware updates - PC, Mac or Linux platforms (web browser)
- Null/Ghost pixels (start of string)
- Reverse DMX addressing (start at end of string)
- Zig-Zag / Matrix Addressing
- Color Order (RGB, BGR,GRB, etc) - adjustable per controller
- Test / Sample Pattern outputs (RGB) - 22 Variations / Select via LCD+Buttons
- Manufacturer Defects - 36 Months
- Firmware - Free updates for life of unit
- Warranty excludes any end-user induced or environmental damage (moisture, shorts, incorrect setup and other)
- Hardware Setup - Free. HolidayCoro will ensure that the controller is operational and can output data to supported pixels. Does not include any networking, IP Addressing, sequencing application setup or assistance.
- Sequencing Application / PC Settings / Networking - Optional End-to-End Setup Assurance (see above when purchasing controller). This option is discounted when purchased at the same time as the controller.
- For full details on setup and configuration including setup videos, see the AlphaPix Support Page.
- Operating Temperatures - Negative 4f (-20c) to 158f (+70) / LCD runs down to -4f
- County of Origin / Assembly
- China (from globally source components)
This controller is able to directly run, without and with power injection the following combinations of pixel lights:
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.