Have you given the pack a valid DMX starting address?
Are you plugged into the first universe on you ion? Does you address/Patch match the universe you're working in?
O.K., Let's go down the road to silliness. Obviously you have power on the pack or its DMX indicator wouldn't be illuminated.
When I plug into my sensor 3 rack I am able to control them as well as when I go direct into my LEDs so I know I am sending good DMX. At first I figured it was something wrong with my chain so I put the dimmer direct to the board. Also I have check all the lights and they work. This is the secound unit I tried.O.K., Let's go down the road to silliness. Obviously you have power on the pack or its DMX indicator wouldn't be illuminated.
Obviously the board is outputting DMX and you have a cable between the console's output and the dimmer's input or, again, the pack's DMX indicator wouldn't be illuminated. Do you have any inhibits in place on the console preventing it from sending DMX levels to the packs channels? I guess what I'm saying is: It's possible to be sending DMX data to the pack without sending it levels above zero. One more dumb question: Do the lights you have connected to the pack's outputs work?
It's likely going to be something dumb so keep plodding, kick yourself when you find it, and chalk it up to experience for next time.
Actually the indicator light on this dimmer pack is only labeled "status" if I remember correctly, and it is made in a 5 pin DMX, 3 pin DMX, and 3 pin Multiplex (microplex) model. The input should be labeled MPX or DMX, but it isn't always so. You might get a signal light on the three pin models whether you plug in MPX or DMX because the ground and data pins are the same.
Three questions. Is this pack 3 or 5 pin? Do you have a DMX terminator in the output of the dimmer pack? It is recommended by the manufacturer. Is this the HP version of the dimmer? If so you may need to plug in both power cables to make it work properly.When I plug into my sensor 3 rack I am able to control them as well as when I go direct into my LEDs so I know I am sending good DMX. At first I figured it was something wrong with my chain so I put the dimmer direct to the board. Also I have check all the lights and they work. This is the secound unit I tried.
5pin, it does not have a terminator when it was tried by itself. But when it was wired in line with the rest of the system the line ended with a self terminating LED. Either way I have always used these units in the past without a terminator without trouble. I have talked with both ETC and leprecon and leprecon tech support is all at a conference and can't talk till next week.
There are two generations of Leprecon tree packs. The ones in question are the first generation that only a have thumbwheel DMX address setting. The newer generation has the menu system you describe.
And the original metal ones were rock solid little wonders of the world.
I happen to have a pair of first-gen LD-360-DMX-HP Edison output packs for sale if anyone is interested.And the original metal ones were rock solid little wonders of the world.
The 'power windows' never fail if you don't have 'power windows'.
Personally, I wish they'd have retained the original packs as they were; solid, dependable, basic dimmers that AlWAYS worked and they never re-addressed themselves.
Universe 1 is 1 thru 512. If the dimmer pack is on universe 1 then addresses 513 and up will not apply. If your in port for universe 2 then adress in ION is 513 and dimmer pack 001.