I'm still very new to this, and I'm thinking of adding a 10m long straight run on my front porch.
I'm thinking of going with two 5m strips of 5V WS2812 or WS2811 at 30 pixels/m.
http://spikerlights.com/calcpower.aspx is showing me green if I run the lights at 50% (attached).
I'm having some troubles with the power injection for my mini trees.
I have 8 mini trees which are broken into two lots of four. Each mini tree plus star uses 200 5v pixels (4 x 50 node strings). The wire diagram below shows how I have them wired up (I have only showed one group of four...
Every time I think I've got a decent understanding on handling power injection, I get some doubts, investigate that and return to square one and I'm confused once more.
Watching @lithgowlights present at the ACL mini in 2017 Here he suggests not to cut the +V as you will then have two pixels...
Hey ACL team
I'm finding that even reading through various material (inc the 101 Manual), posts, watching videos, etc. that I'm not yet sure I have a handle on some of the basics. This diagram is what I think I understand so far, so I'm looking for some validation here.
My diagram depicts a...
am I right that strips which support 12v or 24V have fewer addressable pixels?
so 5V, 60smd/m = 60 pixels
12V, 60cmd/m = 20 pixels
I need to do an installation with multiple strips of 6,2m length.
Will this work with 12V strips If I inject at the beginning and at the end of...
guys, I have a problem with the LEDs ... if I combine two strings of 50 pixels one and go into the test with F4V3 the first turns on properly, while the second no!
I open a new package of 10 new LED strings and I tried to repeat the same operation, with the difference that joining two strings...
I'm planning on putting in more than one power supply in my show this year, and want to make sure I understand the need for a common ground between those power supplies.
If each power supply is powering different, disconnected elements, do they need a common ground between the other...
I plan to run a 48V line from my meanwell HEP-320-48A along my 30m 5V led stripe and I do power injection every 2m. (it needs to be 2m) I want to use DCDC converters to get the voltage down to 5V. 2m of my stripe need 36W and 7,1A.
I found cheap converters on alibaba: 48 VDC to 5 VDC...
in the picture is there a necessity to have the power feeding between the two strings of pixels?
Assuming: controller output is 5VDC at 5A (25W) and each string of 50 pixels draws 15W; only two strings of 50 pixels.
As per this wiring diagram?
-V ---P---P--- V-