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12v vs 5v strands

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by jimcllc, Dec 25, 2012.

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    What is the main difference between a 12v and 5v pixel strand? Just Trying to figure out which 1 would be best for me.
     
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    pixel string alway use 5V

    pixel strip have 5v and 12v, the different is :

    5v : 1 led 1 indifity IC
    12v: 3 led a group, i griup 1 IC
     
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    So pixel strings do not come in 12v? That makes it easy, thanks!
     
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    There is a thread full of info on this topic, link below:


    12V vs 5V
     
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