We've recently purchased an Elation DMX Operator. It's pretty much bottom line this one without the polarity switch on the back. It's controlling 10 HTL LED par64 pro cans.
We've been trying to put each par on it's own fixture. Following the manual for the board, we set each light's address to intervals of 16 (1, 17, 33, and so on). To our surprise this did not work at all. We then attempted separating them by 6 since we're using only the first 6 sliders for each light (intensity, r, g, b, effect, speed). That didn't work either (not a huge surprise). Finally we started setting the lights to random addresses and seeing which fixtures they responded to. DMX configuration should not be trial and error, but that's what we were forced to do. These are the addresses we finally figured out worked for each fixture:
Fixture 1: 1
Fixture 2: 33
Fixture 3: 17
Fixture 4: 49
Fixture 5: 9
Fixture 6: 41
Fixture 7: 25
Fixture 8: (We never did find this one)
Fixture 9: 5
Fixture 10: 37
Fixture 11: 21 (as a replacement for 8)
We can set any of the lights to any of these addresses and they'll work on that fixture - but these are entirely wrong addresses. What's going on here?