External Power for Falcon16v3

Noz

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Hi All,
Quick noobie question here.. What is the Min and Max amps required to just power the Falcon 16v3 Controller? The specifications sheet says it's 30A for bank V1 and V2 but doesn't list the min\max Amps for the "Controller powered by external power".
 

Mark_M

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F48 which is similar in the upper half; it states a 3A adaptor to be used. F48 is 5v*3a = 15 watts.

If we assume the F16 runs at 15 watts as well. 15w/12v = 1.25 Amps if it is of similar wattage draw.
No matter the voltage you should aim for 3A as worst case.
 

OzAz

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Glad you brought up the topic Noz, as it leads to something I've been wondering about for a while.

If you are only ever going to power pixels externally (power injection) then why bother putting a 350W, physically large, power supply in your Falcon Controller enclosure? You could just use a 12V x 5A laptop style power pack, cheaper, smaller and you don't have to wire 240VAC directly to it.
 
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