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    AndyK New Elf

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    I'm finalizing my layout and wonder what is the recommended maximum distance from the controller to the first pixel without using a null pixel? Thanks
     
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    Hi Andy,
    That depends on a few factors including the wire gauge and type of pixel chips you are using. Typically most people will insert one around every 3-5 meters so start with something like that and see how you go - just don't take that as a hard and fast rule.
     
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    Thanks Devo, that gives me an estimate on where to start testing and see from there what I need. My pixels are the 2811 (mix of 5v and 12v) will be using 14 out to the first pixel and then 16 guage when I need to connect the next string. Thanks again!
     

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