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Tim Peterson

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Master slave mode - stand alone
« on: March 04, 2020, 06:38:47 pm »

Hello,

Question; I have 2 Chauvet Mini 4 bar 2.0's, and 2 Chauvet 4 bar flex's that I am daisy chaining, running in master/slave mode and controlling with a foot pedal (very basic set up).
I can get the chain to sync up until the 4th bar and then the 4th bar either does it's own thing or just stays on. I have the mode set to 3-CH, and all the addresses set to 001.
I've tried every configuration as far as switching out which bar is the master, with no luck. It seems that last bar in the chain will not sync up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 
 
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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 07:29:46 pm »

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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2020, 11:05:20 am »

You must change your display name to your actual name before anyone will respond.
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Gotcha, name has been changed, thought I had done that. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2020, 12:23:02 pm »

Hello,

Question; I have 2 Chauvet Mini 4 bar 2.0's, and 2 Chauvet 4 bar flex's that I am daisy chaining, running in master/slave mode and controlling with a foot pedal (very basic set up).
I can get the chain to sync up until the 4th bar and then the 4th bar either does it's own thing or just stays on. I have the mode set to 3-CH, and all the addresses set to 001.
I've tried every configuration as far as switching out which bar is the master, with no luck. It seems that last bar in the chain will not sync up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

If you are using a dmx address, then all of the lights should be set to Master. Have you tried that?

Alternately, you could try setting only one light to Master, with dmx 001, and the other 3 lights to Slave. Is that what you did to begin with?
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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 12:55:21 pm »

If you are using a dmx address, then all of the lights should be set to Master. Have you tried that?

Alternately, you could try setting only one light to Master, with dmx 001, and the other 3 lights to Slave. Is that what you did to begin with?

Do you have the daisy chain terminated?
Have you re-ordered the fixtures to see if one is causing the problem?
Have you swapped cables around for the same reason?
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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 01:23:09 pm »

Do you have the daisy chain terminated?
Have you re-ordered the fixtures to see if one is causing the problem?
Have you swapped cables around for the same reason?

I do not have the chain terminated, Chauvet claimed it wasn't necessary...I have tried the reorder of fixtures and swapped cables around with no luck.
 
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2020, 01:28:13 pm »

If you are using a dmx address, then all of the lights should be set to Master. Have you tried that?

Alternately, you could try setting only one light to Master, with dmx 001, and the other 3 lights to Slave. Is that what you did to begin with?

So, on these Chauvet bars, there are a couple modes, 3 - CH, 1.5 - CH, Auto, Snd. There is no "master" mode that I am aware of.
The manual said to master/slave, use 3-CH, then address the slaves as 001 which I did. And up to the 3rd bar, everything works...it's just the 4th/last bar that
will not sync.
 
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2020, 04:42:56 pm »

So, on these Chauvet bars, there are a couple modes, 3 - CH, 1.5 - CH, Auto, Snd. There is no "master" mode that I am aware of.
The manual said to master/slave, use 3-CH, then address the slaves as 001 which I did. And up to the 3rd bar, everything works...it's just the 4th/last bar that
will not sync.
Try a terminator.  It can't hurt.
A definite solution would be to get a set of Donner wireless TX/RX pods.
One on each device eliminates ALL wires and daisy chains.
Quite reasonably priced.
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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 06:28:46 pm »

In my experience only identical fixtures can be master/slaved.
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Re: Master slave mode - stand alone
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2020, 07:21:44 pm »

Try a terminator.  It can't hurt.
A definite solution would be to get a set of Donner wireless TX/RX pods.
One on each device eliminates ALL wires and daisy chains.
Quite reasonably priced.
With the Donner pods, are they basically plug & play?
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