@Sam_Guyer Yeah I’m confused because the datasheet looks identical to APA102C but when I talked to someone at APA they said “We discontinued our old 8-bit 256-color IC and upgraded to a new 13-bit, 8192-color IC. The problem is you CANNOT run the old and new models in conjunction. Unfortunately, this is a problem that we overlooked at the time. If you make a change to your software protocol to adapt for the 8192 colors, you should not have this issue.”
Basically I’ve started getting supplies that were labeled as APA102 but don’t animate the same (looks like a lower refresh rate) and under a magnifier the IC is clearly different. APA told me that refresh rate shouldn’t be a problem so I’m thinking there’s something I’m doing wrong with the protocol.