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Burn in testing pixel strip

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by JPB, Apr 23, 2016.

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    JPB Full Time Elf

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    I have just purchased some 12v pixel strip from Ray and want to give it a good test before I start cutting it up.
    Is it safe to run for a few hours while still on the reel or should I unroll it? After running for 30 minutes plus on the reel it is warm to touch and I am worried I may cook the pixels in the middle of the reel.


    When I am testing pixel strings I leave them bundled but the individual pixels are further apart and heat buildup is not an issue.


    Jon
     
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    i test when there on the reel.. if there going to fail by getting warm on the reel, there going to fail in the aussie sun
     
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    Good point Alec - stress test them. Thanks

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