I am new to the forums, thanks for the pixel blaze and all that comes with it, the community and the support so far have been amazing.
I have set up 3 sets of V3 each with its own expander board with 6 24V 5.8m neon flex LED strips, and individually they work great, flawlessly I must say, the colors and patterns are amazing. I have not had time to dive into creating my own patterns, as the ones native to the board are already quite good, for the purposes.
I want to now connect these 3 sets so that they are linked and I can control all 18 strips @ 81 pixels/strip. I have tried to use the new app and it has acted a bit funky, potentially Wi-Fi interference or noise as this installation is in downtown SLC. I was thinking about using a microcomputer to connect but worried it might not work that well with the set up. Tonight I tried to use one V3 and connect the 3 expander boards to it by connecting the expander boards to the data line of the V3. However I seem to be getting some problems. Each expander board and 6 led strips are connected to a different power supply and different outlet outside. They are 8’ from each other. I wonder if the data signal fades as the distance increases? The 1st set runs the patterns great, the next set is glitchy and slow but the expander signal led is solid green and the third set 16’ away shows the colors of the pattern but does not do the pattern really at all. Does the data signal fade as the distance from the source increases? Or am I getting a problem because they are not all connected to the same power source?
Thanks for your help!