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Description:

This is an 8 port ESP32 based LED distro board running WLED. Distributing both power and data in 1 board. The PCB provides support for Wi-Fi or ethernet connections. It can be used with either 5v or 12v or 24v LED pixels. Also includes a USB-C port for easy programming.

I wanted to make a simple to use board for running LEDs in a home Christmas light display. Being able to distribute both power and data was a must. It really needed an ethernet port for more reliable E1.31 data transfers from xLights. I also wanted it to accept multiple voltage inputs without having to set jumpers. The pluggable terminal block connectors make it really simple to set up.

All boards are tested before shipping!

 

Features:

  • 8 LED outputs to control 8 strings of lights
  • Power and data distribution in one board
  • Accepts input voltage of 5v or 12v or 24v
  • ESP32 with ethernet
  • USB-C port for programing only
  • Pluggable phoenix connectors make wiring easy
  • Level shifter on each data output
  • 100-ohm resistor on each data output
  • Fused LED power, ships with 5-amp fuses
  • PTC fuse for ESP32 protection
  • 5v step up/down converter to power ESP32 and level shifter (no jumpers to set)
  • WLED pre-installed with support for Wi-Fi or ethernet connections
  • Also runs ESPixelStick firmware.
  • Receives E1.31 and DDP data from programs like Vixen, xLights and Falcon Player
  • When using ethernet it can run frame rates as high as 40 FPS (500 LED per output)
  • 4 additional headers are provided for adding your own buttons, microphones, temp sensors, etc (GPI017, GPIO32, GPIO33, GPIO34, GPIO35, and GPIO36 are available).

What's new in version 2?

  • All the components of the WT32-ETH01 have been moved down to the main PCB.
  • A new step up/down converter is used to turn 5v, 12v and 24v into 5v needed for the level shifter.
  • Improved circuit for making the 3.3v needed by the ESP32 and the ethernet port.
  • H1 Header now has 3 GPIO ports so a digital microphone like the INMP441 can be connected.
  • H2, H3, and H4 headers are inputs. They can be used for buttons and temperature sensors.
  • Doubled up positive traces for the fuses and phoenix connectors. There are now 1oz traces on both the top and bottom of the PCB.
  • The Ethernet jack now faces up away from the PCB. The PCB can be put up against something and you can still plug in the ethernet.
  • The GPIO mapping for the LED ports has been rearranged. It should be easier to remember what they are.

What is included:

  • 1 - 8 Port LED Distro Board
  • 8 - 5-amp mini fuses
  • 8 - Phoenix connectors

GPIO pin assignment:

Port PCB v1 PCB v2
LED1 GPIO15 GPIO1
LED2 GPIO14 GPIO2
LED3 GPIO12 GPIO3
LED4 GPIO4 GPIO4
LED5 GPIO2 GPIO5
LED6 GPIO17 GPIO12
LED7 GPIO5 GPIO14
LED8 GPIO33 GPIO15

Other Info

  • USB-C port can only be used for programming.
  • Do not apply main power and USB-C power at the same time.
  • Enable Ethernet by selecting WT32-ETH01 under ethernet type on the Wi-Fi config page.
  • All 8 outputs must run the same voltage pixels. example: if you are using a 12v PSU you must also use 12v pixels on all 8 ports.
  • The STL for the CG1500 and DIN rail mount can be found on thingiverse
  • If you have a question, please check our FAQ page on github to see if it has already been answered.

 

How do I add the 8 Port LED Distro to xLights?

  • On the Controllers tab, press the 'Add Ethernet' button
  • Enter the IP Address for the 8 Port LED Distro
  • Give it a Name and Description
  • Select WLED for the Vendor
  • Select WLED for the Model
  • Select Generic ESP32 for the Variant
  • Give it an ID number (I usally use the last digits of the IP address)
  • Select DDP for the Protocol
  • Uncheck 'Keep Channel Numbers'
  • Press the Visualise button (bottom middle of screen)
  • Drag your models to the ports
  • Close the window
  • Make sure to press the Save button (up in the top left)
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