Rotating Christmas Tree Wiring Diagram & Directions

 

Figure 1

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Use 4 (four) strings of lights to wire the tree. Each string may be up to 200 lights, e.g., 35, 50, 100, 135(100+35), 150(100+50), 200 (­100+100). Make sure you coil the extra wire between two connected strings so that the last bulb of the first string and the first bulb of the second string have the same spacing as the rest of the bulbs. This will eliminate gaps in the lighting. First, fold the light string in half and mark the center with a piece of tape. Next, fold the string in fourths and mark each fourth with a piece of tape. Refer to Figure 1. Start with the plug end of the light string at the tree trunk at the base of the tree. Place the one fourth marker at the top of the tree and attach the lights to the tree branches of paths (1) and (2).You may go in and out on the individual branches as you go up the tree. Next, place the half way marker at the base of the tree and attach the lights to tree branches of paths (3) and (4). Place the third, one fourth marker, at the top of the tree and attach the lights to tree branches of paths (5) and (6). Last, place the end of the string at the base of the tree and attach the lights to tree branches of paths (7) and (8). Repeat this procedure three more times with the other strings of lights as shown in Figure 2.

Space the lights around the tree at an angle of 22.5degrees. Or place the second string in the middle of the first string. Place the third and fourth strings between the first and second string. This will divide the circle into 22.5 degree increments and will look like Figure 2. Plug the lights into the controller in a 1,2,3,4 sequence and mark the plugs for easy identification. Select LIM 1 (MODE 1) on the controller. This will make the tree appear to rotate. This is espe­cially effective with all lights of one color, but works with any combination of colored lights.

Other modes can also be used. Try different ones for different effects. Have fun!!! Slow the speed down so you can see the patterns more easily. You can't harm anything so play  around.

 (Tip: I find where the ramping modes are (15,16,17, by pressing and holding the AMODE@ button and pressing either the A+@ or A-@ buttons until the light brightness ramps up and down. Then I press the A+@ button until I see the 2 of 4 LIM, Lights-In-Motion, pattern. That is MODE 1).

When you have selected the mode (pattern), speed, and brightness you want, just let it run for a minute and it will remember the settings automatically. It operates the same way every time you turn it on even if you have it connected to a switched outlet!!!

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