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Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by the grinch, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. the grinch

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    Hey guys am looking at adding some more strip to the house using heap of spare strip waterproof ws 2811 12v and just wondering if I was to attach magnet strip at intervals directly underneath the strip will it affect the performance of the pixels in anyway?
    Thinking it may be a simple way to attach to metal facia underneath my gutters ! Our lights are all up and running but may as well add some more I figured !
    Thanks for any information
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    I can't think of any reason that magnets would affect the strip electrically.
     
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    If the magnets move relative to the strip it could cause issues. If it's firmly fixed relative to the strip then no problems. I'm actually doing the same thing.
     
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    the grinch

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    Ok thanks guys
    Was unsure if the magnetc field would cause data issues or something like that !
    Ok im going ahead as planned just got some self adhesive magnetic strip from bunnings 13mm wide and 10m length $16 thinking few cm pieces at intervals on the strip will see how it works
     
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    I've used magnets for 6+ years with various Pixel strip. it's fine.
     
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    I read somewhere else, someone was putting shrink wrap over the magnets to stop scratching on the gutters
     
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