backing up etc sensor

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by hoffmana1, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. hoffmana1

    hoffmana1 Member

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    our ups(uninterrupted power supply) died so we need to replace it. Before we disconnect the dimmers from the ups we want to backup the setup of the dimmers. Has anyone ever backed up sensors or know how to?
     
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    MNicolai Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    I think you're conflating a couple things because your dimmers are certainly not connected to a UPS, but your architectural processor or DMX nodes might be. Either way, system settings are stored in non-volatile memory and a power-cycle will not erase anything.
     
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    You can remove the CEM and it doesn't forget. Also, IIRC, one CEM stores the config for all the racks (or at least can).
     
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    my mistake, i meant to refer to the dmx nodes, but from what i'm seeing is that killing power to them wont affect anything. I couldn't really find any information about it online so i figured controlbooth would know.
     
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    Whose are they. If ETCs, call them and ask. If Pathway's, ask Rob here.

    Are you sure they need constant power? Seems like these are all designed with understanding they are moved. Can't believe unpatching a POE node requires reprogramming.

    PS - but don't rely on this!
     
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    ETC Net 2 and 3 nodes/gateway maintain their configuration when not powered.
     
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    Pessimist. My data center has a 480V 400A/leg UPS. :)
     
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    @Jay Ashworth and @MNicolai If / when you're working in any of the large Vegas Casino's, wangle a visit to the UPS's backing up their gaming rooms, I've been in one where 27 full size Sensor racks were fully UPS powered at each end of one gaming room; 54 full height Sensor racks in one room all FULLY backed up with UPS's. Even the comparatively small casino in Windsor, Ontario has an amazing amount of UPS's backing up every Strand dimmer rack in the game room I worked in. @EdSavoie You may want to check out the UPS's in Casino Windsor while you're living in the city.
    Toodleoo!
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