TapTap Faq

TapTap – General Questions

What is TapTap? How does it work?

TapTap is a smart device controlled light and sound system, which turns conventional Christmas lights into a synchronized light show.  With TapTap and TapTap app, everyone can create a music and light show without writing any code.

To use TapTap, just plug your light strings into the outlets first. There are 6 outlets that can power up to 110W each. Connect TapTap to your WiFi to enable to display your music and light show.

Download and launch the free TapTap app. Choose a song from the built-in music library and compose your music light show simply by tapping with the music tempo in the app. You are able to edit up to six channels corresponding to the six light outlets. After completing your project, press the play button on the app. TapTap will play the music through the built-in speaker with the synchronized light show as you desired.

 

 

What do I need to use TapTap?

All you need are LED light strings and passion for a music light show!

TapTap is only compatible with 110V LED lights with a standard AC plug. These light strings cannot have an existing controller.

 

Below is a list of light strings tested by Asante and verified to work with TapTap.

Most LED light strings without controllers are compatible with TapTap.

Image Product
GE Micro Mini Led Light Set GE Micro Mini Led Light Set
GE Micro Mini Led Light Set GE Micro Mini Led Light Set 100 Lights Multi-Colored Bulbs
GE Set of 70 Traditional StayBright LED Warm White Lights GE Set of 70 Traditional StayBright LED Warm White Lights
GE StayBright 300-Count Multicolor Mini LED Christmas String Lights GE StayBright 300-Count Multicolor Mini LED Christmas String Lights
GE 100-Count LED Mini White Christmas Icicle String Lights GE 100-Count LED Mini White Christmas Icicle String Lights
GE Energy Smart 100 LED Icicle-style Warm White Lights GE Energy Smart 100 LED Icicle-style Warm White Lights
GE 100 LED Energy Smart Colorite Sugar Plum IcicleStyle Lights GE 100 LED Energy Smart Colorite Sugar Plum IcicleStyle Lights
GE 50 Count Led Crystal Miniature String Lights GE 50 Count Led Crystal Miniature String Lights
GE-z97405 Crystal Miniature Led 50 Count Light Set GE-z97405 Crystal Miniature Led 50 Count Light Set
GE 100 LED Net-Style Holiday Light GE 100 LED Net-Style Holiday Light
GE LED String Lights - Red GE 97719 50 Count LED String Lights – Red
GE Super Bright LED 5.5in Spheres GE 3 pack Super Bright LED 5.5in Spheres

Light strings can be extended to your desired length but do not exceed the maximum load of 110w (or the total current 1A), otherwise, it will trip the breaker when the total current is over the maximum load.

 

Can I use TapTap outdoors?

YES.
TapTap is designed for outdoor use with IP54 classification which protects against dust deposit and water spray.

However, we would advise you to shelter the unit from direct sunlight and severe weather, such as thunderstorms or heavy rain with ice. Also, we suggest to apply additional protection on the I/O connection using the AC socket covers (x6), AV dust cover caps (x2) and the phone jack plug to enhance dust and moisture protection when not in use.

If you are using TapTap outdoors, you will need waterproof extension cord covers to cover your power plug and light extensions.

What wireless protocol does TapTap use? What is the effective range?

TapTap supports Wi-Fi wireless N standard protocol that can reach up to 115 ft (35M).

 

What platform does the application run on?

The application supports both Android and iOS (Require Android 4.4 or higher / iOS 8.0 or higher). Both versions are available for free download. For the latest information, please follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter

 

Does TapTap only work with LED lights? Can I use my old analog lights?

TapTap is only compatible with 110V LED light strings with standard AC plug.

These light strings cannot have an existing controller. We do not recommend regular analog decorative light bulbs, since most analog light strings use more power wattage than TapTap ports can support.

For example, if an analog light bulb uses 4 watts and the string have 100 light bulbs, the total wattage required to run this string is 400 Watts. Asante TapTap supports a maximum of 110 Watts per port.

 

How many strings of lights can I plug into each channel?

Light strings can be extended to your desired length as long as they do not exceed the maximum load of 110Watts for each channel (or the total current 1A).

 

What happens when I attach more lights and draw more current/power from a port than the unit can handle?

TapTap is equipped with a safety mechanism that will trip the breaker (inside the TapTap) when the total current is over the maximum load.

TapTap should only be used with LED light strings instead of regular decorative light bulbs.

 

Is there a way to sync/connect more TapTaps together?

At this time, Asante TapTap can only support up to 6 ports/zones.

There are no ways to sync two TapTap units to be able to play a music show simultaneously.

 

Is there a way to input songs using the phone jack or RCA ports on the TapTap?

At this time, the phone jack and RCA jacks are output ports only. For example, a headphone can be attached to phone jack and RCA jacks can be used to connect the device to your home receiver or amplifier to enhance sound.

 

Can TapTap work with an FM transmitter?

There is no input port to be able to connect any device such as an FM radio.

Home Extender switch & TapTap

Some of the other Asante Smart Home products come with a wireless access point called Home Extender.

If you have a Home Extender, you can switch this to on position to utilize the Home Extender as a mean for connection to the Internet. Otherwise, the switch should always be set to the OFF position.

If the TapTap is connected directly to your router, then the switch needs to be in OFF mode. Please note, there is no difference in operation of the device when a Home Extender is used or not used. Please note that every time this switched is moved to on or off position, you need to power cycle the TapTap for the change to take place.

 

Can I create a music light show using my own music?

YES, but there is a limitation: The show you created with your own mp3 is not transferable and cannot be shared with others.

To use your own music, just transfer the mp3 file to your smart device and launch the TapTap app. You will be able to select the music from the library and start working on your music light show. After completed, upload your work to your personal folder and then synchronize to your TapTap.

Also, notice that the mp3 files you use cannot be DRM protected.

What is the maximum amount of songs I can download to the TapTap in addition to the 18 songs that are preloaded?

Currently there is a limit of 100 songs, however, we are working on increasing the number of songs that can be loaded.

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