Hi from Gympie, Qld

Charl Marais

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Welcome to ACL mate.

Your shopping list looks good. Just check your numbers to make sure you have enough power. 8)
 

mangoat

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pixel count: 21 strands x 50 = 1050

wattage needed: 1050* .3w = 315watts

2x 350watt power supplies will be running well under maximum...... agreed???
 

Charl Marais

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This is plenty more than the 75% safety level I normally use so you have more than enough power.

You should also check the length of strings and where to inject additional power.

Normal rule of thumb I use and I see being used is every 100 pixels with a base run cable to ensure you don't have strange behaviour or pinkish lights.

Regards
 

mangoat

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order placed !!! :)
yay......... im excited, now the best part of a few weeks til i see it.

my plan was to inject at either every 50 pixels, as in the design in my head, this would make my construction neat and tidy........ but all depends i guess.

will look into cable to use for that soon :) jaycar or someone would do stuff i can use for that.

cheers guys.
 

DeeJai

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the stuff looks ok.. what qty's of each are you getting?

Things to keep in mind, your gonna need 12 female plugs, just for the controller, + a set of plugs for each string you purchase. Also, power requirements + redundancy.

however, it all appears to work together
 

mangoat

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i ordered 21 strings of led's
2 psu's
50 male plugs
50 female sockets
50 screw on caps


plus my p12s and dmx thingo will be here mon or tuesday :)

plus some other simple rgb 3led modules i ordered on ebay will be here in a week or so i think
 

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and i know, i know, cable isnt against interracial connections...... nor am i, i just like the keep things awsomely colour coded :) hahahhaha.

all my connections for power will be around the base of the tree on my first project, so no biggie, would probably spiral wrap it all anyway :)
 
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