I have a QuinLED-Dig-Uno deployed with an Alitove AC 110V/220V to DC 12V 30A 360W power supply, powering a string of 7, 50 module Alitove WS2811s
It has been working perfectly for months.
Last week, it began exhibiting odd behavior. The WLED software does not appear to detect or at least be aware of an issue, but the behavior is as follows:
Lets say I’ve chosen the C9 New color scheme and the “Blends” action.
It would work for a random amount of time: some times minutes, sometimes hours.
Then all of the sudden the effect will only work on the first 20 or so LEDs and the rest go into random colors and become static as if they’re locked up. Also, right around where the breakpoint is where it is working/not working, the LEDs will glitch/blink randomly. Not every time, but most times.
If I power off the unit and power it back on, it will work again for an unspecified amount of time, and then glitch once again.
When it gets into that state, anything I do in the WLED app only affects the first 20 or so LEDs. The rest remain “frozen” or locked up. The WLED app continues to believe that all LEDs are available (at least as much as I can see).
I tried factory resetting the unit.
Now, if I set the number of LEDs somewhere between say 10-100, it appears to work “better”, but still glitchy. If I set it to anything more than, say 110, it immediately goes into that “first 20 works, everything else is locked up” state and stays there.
It is behaving like it is possibly a power issue, but I’m at a loss as to why something would have changed. It has been working perfectly since August of last year.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what I might try, or has anyone possibly seen this behavior before?
Thanks for any info. I’m somewhat of a novice in this area.