Hogwarts castle tower lights

Hi Rob

I have one tower window light not working. As you know I am installing as I go and and have only connected these to test as I will be working them up not down the tower. I have checked all connections  and it can’t be pinched as it’s not installed yet

Regards

Alan

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  • Hi Rob,

    Its the 3rd one from the left, highest one.

    regards

    Alan

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  • Alan Overton Hi Alan, thanks for letting me know about this.  Since you were in the first batch of kits, I think I know what the issue may be.  We found some issues with some of the first-batch kits with the code inside the TRUNK08 master controller.  Net-net, sometimes the code inside the TRUNK08 doesn't trigger that eighth light.  It's an issue with the code, not with the wiring or light.  As long as you're sure the physical light works (i.e., try plugging it into another port on the BRANCH09X adapter), you can proceed with your installation.  Mount the light that's not working along with the others, and just make sure it's connected to the BRANCH09X adapter.  Continue the rest of your installation.

    After you've finished the entire installation and confirmed that everything else works, let me know and we can talk about getting you a TRUNK08 board with updated code on it.  All you'll need to do is just swap that one out for the TRUNK08 you have.  You won't have to change any connections under the castle.  The eighth light will begin working.

    If you have anything else you plan to order in the near future, we can drop the updated controller in that shipment, or if not, we can get it to you another way.

    All of the other lights in the rest of the setup will work-- this is the only one that sometimes does not.

    Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

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  • Rob Klingberg 

    Hi Rob,

    Ok,  as you suspected, swapping the connection did the trick, the light that didn’t work did, and another stopped working.

    I will continue with the install, may take some time, and I’ll keep you updated with my progress and (hopefully not) any other issues 

    Regards

    Alan

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  • Alan Overton Sounds good, thanks Alan!

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  • Hi Rob,

    Just an observation , why is the “special” cable that feeds the Branch17 spotlight board from Sens1 on the Trunk08 board so long (36”) ? as it seems it doesn’t need to be so long compared with other cables coming out the same place that connect to the Trunk08 board.

    Regards

    Alan

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  • Hi Rob,

    Would you have such a thing as a schematic wiring diagram of the second part of the castle as it is pretty hard trying to track all the cable and board connections working up from the base

    Regards

    Alan

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