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5VDC vs 12VDC

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  1. Rufio

    Rufio New Elf

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    I'm thinking of using 5vcd dumb pixels for my lawn grid. I've found a good source on the power supplies and the lights, http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=65 but it seems like most of the controllers are 12vdc, such as holiday coro and others. I was going to use 12vdc but because I will not be using long runs as previously planed, 5vdc will work fine on my short runs, about 20 feet or less, on each channel.

    I do not really want to build my controllers. Can anyone please direct me towards a decent 5vdc controller. Looks like I will need approximately 72 channels of control.



    Thanks Ralph
     
  2. Kaden

    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    The aahmega60 board support 5v http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AAHmega60.

    Also checkout the following wiki link on how you can wire 5v lights on 12v controllers http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/Controller_Setups_and_Settings#Example_3
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    As suggested in the wiki article, you can (in general) use pretty much any mixture of DC voltages on a given DC controller.
     
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    Thank you again David. I have much to learn as a grasshopper!
     

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