'Dumb' RGB Lights Controller Advice

Brettus

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Hi,

Have decided on 'Dumb' RGB lighting for my mini trees. These are the lights

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209889132-522236867/IP68-DC12V-input-12mm-through-hole-LED-channel-letter-RGB-color-100pcs-a-string.html

After advise from David and eddy, I am going to need a max of 6amps to run each of these lights. I intend to run 9 sets of these lights, but am needing a controller/s capable of running them. After looking through the ACL Manual on all the different types of controllers available, i cant see anyone controller capable of controlling all the lights off one board. I have found this one thou

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209915969-378113147/Easy-DMX-LED-controller-dmx-decoder-driver.html

If i run one of these for each tree will this be ok??? and how do I link them to the one universe as it has no output do i just daisy chain them together???
 

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Those controllers should be ok for 100 dumb pixels each. The DMX wiring just loops in and out of each controller.
 

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These will work ok for your application or else use the AVD 48 channel DC controller which will give you the outputs and the current capacity needed.
 

Brettus

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ɟɐsʇǝppʎ said:
These will work ok for your application or else use the AVD 48 channel DC controller which will give you the outputs and the current capacity needed.
Really??? If i want to run 9 of them thats combined total of 54amps, according to the manual its 20amps bank, 40 amps at most.
 

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I ran 14 x 5m strips of RGB strip of an AVD 48 last year no problems
 

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Brettus is using 100 counts dumb strings, not 5m strips though.

Using one 3 channel controller in the base of each tree is one solution.

You'd need to split the 8 tree load up into at least two DC boards. (DC24 for example)
 
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