p12Power question

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  1. Greg

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    I have the P12S/p12X card and was wondering if I can use a 12V supply to operate my 5v pixels? I can't seem to find any documentation on the card?
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Hi Greg
    The only way that you can operate your 5V pixels with a 12V power supply would be to use a 12V to 5V DC-DC converter. The pixels absolutely must be ran off 12V and unless it's a distribution issue with getting 5V power a given distance it's easiest to use 5V power supplies rather than worry about stepdown converters.
     

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