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Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by Lharzman, Jan 28, 2012.

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    Lharzman New Elf

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    I am looking to use 9 basic rgb strips as moodlighting. I need them all to change color at the same time. My question is using the products listed below is it possible to connect it together like this.
    strip====strip====strip====strip​====6 amp per channel controller====8 amp per channel amplifier===
    str​ip===strip===strip===strip===stri​p
    http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209843764-329544925/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-30LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing-and-coating-RGB.html
    http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209915969-519176023/IP68LED-constant-voltage-rgb-amplifier-DC5-24V-input-max-8A-3-channel-output.html
    http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209915969-490583324/RF-Wireless-Touching-LED-Controller-DC12-24V-input-max-6A-3channel-output.html
    I know it will require power injection around every 15 feet. Can you use the same 12v power supply to power all nine strips and the controller and amplifier. Thanks for taking the time to help me. Everyone has already been a big help.
     
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    Lharzman

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    I need help, please.
     
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    9 strips will draw roughly 27Amps which equates to 324 Watts, you would need 2 possibly 3 12V power supplies rated to 350 Watts to power the 9 strips, not sure what the amplifier does....
     
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    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    This is my understanding of how to go about it.

    You need:

    2x 350W Dual Output Switching Power Supply http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/289599951-350W-Dual-Output-Switching-Power-Supply-88-264VAC-input-12V-350W-output-CE-and-ROHS-approved-wholesalers.html
    1x RF Wireless Touching LED Controller http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209915969-490583324/RF-Wireless-Touching-LED-Controller-DC12-24V-input-max-6A-3channel-output.html
    2x IP68LED constant voltage rgb amplifier http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209915969-519176023/IP68LED-constant-voltage-rgb-amplifier-DC5-24V-input-max-8A-3-channel-output.html
    9x 5m(one roll) 5050 SMD 30LEDs/m led strip http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209843764-329544925/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-30LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing-and-coating-RGB.html

    PSU1 -- LED Controller PSU2
    | | | |
    |------AMP1 AMP2----------
    | |
    4xled 5xled

    The first PSU is powering the led controller and AMP1 the second PSU is only powering AMP2.
    The RGB output of the led controller goes to both the RGB inputs of AMP1 and AMP2
    AMP1 and AMP2 RGB connects to the 4 and 5 led strings respectively

    You will not be able to connect the strings together as the voltage loss will be too high after 5 meters.
    The solution is to use some of 4 wire cable like this (http://electriciansupplies.com.au/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=26_70&products_id=876) to connect to the start of everystring direct from the AMPs

    Does that make sense?

    Each amplifier can handle 24amps and the PSUs can output 29amps
    The light strings are 3amps for 1 string (5m)
    so 4xStrings = 12amps and 5xStrings = 15amps

    That should give you heaps of room to add more strings if you require it.

    - PuffedSlinky
     
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    Just make sure you use the constant voltage amplifier when using this with the strip
     
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    Thanks puffy for the explanation. Ill give it a try and let you know how it works out. Thanks eddy for keeping me on track. How do I go about contacting Ray to get a better deal on shipping. When I order everything it comes up to like $180 shipping.
     
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    Do a spread sheet with pictures, description, links, price and quantity you want, go into chat and talk to ray and tell him you want to do combined shipping and send him the spread sheet asking for a pro-forma invoice. He will ask if you want to pay through pay pal or through escrow and then send you an invoice with the combined shipping and total cost.
     

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