Renard Plus Holiday Controllers - WelcomeTime 2022-10-06 01:13:22
The Next Generation in Holiday Lighting Controllers and Accessories
Our goal is to further the hobby!
Welcome to the Renard Plus website where you will find information on the nextgeneration of Renard controllers and accessories. Here you will find all theinformation you need in selecting, building, and using our boards. We will alsoprovide comprehensive documentation. So come back often.
The Renard Plus Series is a PIC microcontroller based Christmas lightcontrollers with 8, 16, 24, or 32 channels that connect to AC SSR's, DC SSR's, LEDstrips,or DC Floods. The board design are based on the PIC-based 8-port dimmerconcept originally developed by Phil Short.
We will provide support for questions, ideas, build assistance through the DIY Christmas forum. Hereyou can ask any questions, use what information you need and leave therest. We are real down to earth here and don't get excited about much ofanything except holiday lighting projects.
Mac designed his first controller, the Simple Renard 32 back in 2011 and showedit off at the 1st Oregon Mini. This is what it looked like:
This board was designed small to take advantage of getting a low costprototype board and as you see we have come a long way in the past couple of years.We are not a company or a business, just a bunch of guys trying to enhance andfurther the hobby by providing low cost easy to buildcontrollers and accessories.
The Renard Plus Series of controllers and accessories have been designed to takeadvantage of newer PIC technologies and simplify board construction and use.
Uses newer PIC chips not requiring separate crystal clockingMaintains standard Renard protocolCan be daisy chained with other Renard controllersOn-board LEDs status lights using standard firmwareBoards designed to fit into standard CG casesEasy for a new builders to build. Our assembly manuals have informationabout tools, solder, parts identification and soldering techniquesOn board programming headers (ICSP) allow boards to be programmed inthe display without having to remove the chipBoth low power or high power boards ideally suited for LED light strings.Boards will support both 120 and 220 voltage using transformers thatcan be jumpered on the boardDMX Support firmware
Comparison of Controller Products
Features and OptionsRenard Plus
SS24Renard 32Ren 48LSDRenard 64MiniRenUses Renard ProtocolDoes Not require external clockDirect Serial (DB9) InputOn-board always active status lightsICSP Programming headerRated Processor Clock Speed32
MHzBuilt-in voltage regulator heat sinkModern PIC Design120/220 v input control voltageDMX FirmwareRated Board currentn/an/an/aRated Channel Currentn/an/an/aDesigned to fit into standard CG cases using existing holesREN-W headerPIC BypassFully Operates with other Renard boardsAverage Cost to build
October 1, 2015 - We are pleased to announce the newUSB to RS485 DongleSugust 10, 2015 - We are pleased to announce the newATX Power Supply Adapter KitSeptember 19, 2014 - We are pleased to announce the newRenard Plus RF Snapin wireless BoardJune 15, 2014 - We are pleased to announce the newRenard Plus 16 Controller BoardNovember 15, 2013 - We are pleased to announce the newRenard Plus SSRhc 4 Channel High Current Relay BoardApril 9, 2013 - New information for the re-designedRenard Plus 32 including the new documentation.March 19, 2013 - All of the Bill Of Material (BOM) files are nowavailable on our Documentation Page.February 14, 2013 - Strobe Burst Documentation Initial documentationhas been created for the Strobe Burst Module.February 13, 2013 - New website - We are pleased to finally have thenew website up and running. Please keep in mind that this is a work inprogress until we get all of the web pages complete and the controllersand accessories documented.
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