Hi, thanks in advance to all who read this post and take the time to help!
I'm new to dmx lighting....I recently bought a package with a stage setter 8, 2 dp 415 dimmer packs, 8 cans, and a truss. I used this for 2 shows for my band with just the built in chases, and it worked fine. For our last show, I added another dp 415 dimmer pack for channels 9 - 12 with a laser, tri gem led, 2 colorstrips connected together (not dmx'ed to controller, just each other and plugged into dimmer pack), and an aggressor. I created 8 user programs in 1x16 mode mixing it all up, and it seemed to work great.
At first everything worked great live, but then several times the board completely shut off for a second, and turned back on in blackout mode leaving the stage dark. I thought at first the power supply was loose, so i taped it into the power strip.....but that wasn't it. It seemed that every time it happened the colorstrips were on, but I don't think they are the culprit..(though I could be wrong) Could the problem be the new dimmer pack? I bought it as a refurb off ebay.
Thaks again for any help you can offer!! -brian