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Thread: Control neon lighting, lights, amps, etc from pc?

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    i know mastero had it coded into ME but not 100% sure if it works with XP though. However there is commercial software I found that does work with XP I posted a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    i know mastero had it coded into ME but not 100% sure if it works with XP though. However there is commercial software I found that does work with XP I posted a while back.
    I've looked through your previoius posts, but the only thing I see is something about an eBay auction on this topic.

    Can you post links to the comercial s/w you were talking about?

    Also, you're running XP, right? What are you using to do the relaying activities?


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    dang. it prob shows "invalid item" when clicked huh? I forgot the website. I wish I know. It comes with XP software. neon lights
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    dang. it prob shows "invalid item" when clicked huh? I forgot the website. I wish I know. It comes with XP software. neon lights
    What are you using?


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    i'd like to get into this conversation. i have been using wizards program since he wrote it. works great. i also installed a delay circuit on the relay board so as not to get a turn-on thump in the amps from the computer. its set to go on after windows boots. this also keeps the relays from clicking on and off when booting-just a coincidence. but i would love to use xp on this computer so if anyone has a version that works i'd like to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albysure
    i'd like to get into this conversation. i have been using wizards program since he wrote it. works great. i also installed a delay circuit on the relay board so as not to get a turn-on thump in the amps from the computer. its set to go on after windows boots. this also keeps the relays from clicking on and off when booting-just a coincidence. but i would love to use xp on this computer so if anyone has a version that works i'd like to try it out.
    What OS are you using?


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    Whats so hard about buying a relay and then hooking it up to a parrallel port then sending 1 to the data pin to power the relay and turning the device on????

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    im not sure but i remember reading that with XP there is a new thing that doesnt allow parallel port manipulation or something like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by owenjh
    Whats so hard about buying a relay and then hooking it up to a parrallel port then sending 1 to the data pin to power the relay and turning the device on????
    You might end up drawing too much power and blowing something on the i/o card or worse...the motherboard. a buffer system is used so that if too much power is drawn, the buffer system will blow, only costing a few dollars compared to $10-200...

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