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ETCnomad Dongle Counts

This article is about ETCnomad, including Puck. For information on console output counts, see this article

Description

Over time, ETCnomad dongles have come in a variety of different output counts. Those output counts that are programmed on the dongle vary depending on what version of software you are running on Eos/Cobalt/Hog 4. The table below will call out the number of outputs you can expect for the version of software you are running.

Dongle "Count" Eos Cobalt Hog 4
v2.2.0 - v2.5.2 v2.6.0 - v2.8.3 v2.9.0+ v7.0.2 - v7.3.1 v8.0.0 - v8.1.1 v8.2.0+ v3.12+

256

256

 

512

 

1024

256

 

512

 

1024

 

2 Universes

(1024 Addresses)

512

512

512

1024

1024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6144

 

1024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Universes

(6144 Addresses)

1536

1536

1536

2048

2048

2048

2560

2560

2560

3072

3072

3072

3584

3584

3584

4096

4096

4096

4608

4608

4608

5120

5120

5120

5632

5632

5632

6144

6144

6144

 

Types of Dongles:

Purple EYDIB

  • These originally shipped as "Eos Client Dongles" and were coded as having 256 output addresses.
  • These dongles became "ETCnomad Dongles" and can be read by Eos, Cobalt, and Hog 4.
  • Check the table above to determine the output count of the "256" dongle in the particular version of software you are using

Purple OOMXR

  • These originally shipped as "Congo Client Dongles" or "Congo PC Dongles" and were coded with a range of output addresses.
  • These dongles can only be read by Congo and Cobalt software. They do not work with Eos or Hog 4

Small Green Sentinel

  • These dongles are ETCnomad Dongles and are still used today.
  • These dongles are supported by Eos, Cobalt, and Hog 4
  • Check the table above to determine the output count of your dongle in the particular version of software you are using.
  • There was a brief period of time when ETC used Small Green Sentinel donles for "Cobalt Nomad" which only existed for Cobalt v7.0.0 and v7.0.1.
    • These "Cobalt Nomad" dongles can only be read by Cobalt. They do not support Eos or Hog 4.
    • If you have one of these green "Cobalt Nomad" dongles, please contact ETC Technical Services to get it replaced with an ETCnomad dongle.

Small Blue Sentinel

  • These dongles are ETCnomad Dongles and were shipped for a brief period of time when the green version of the dongle were not available.
  • These dongles are supported by Eos, Cobalt, and Hog 4
  • Check the table above to determine the output count of your dongle in the particular version of software you are using.
  • The only difference is the color, but no, you can't order a blue dongle by choice.

 

 

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