Hooked up some lights on the weekend. Only mucking around with the test mode to test my strips and see what I could run.Discovered a few surprises that either surprised me or I can't explain. I have a 10m strip light that I have now determined is 2811. It is 30 LED/m and 3 LED/pixel. So there are 300 LED in the strip and 100 pixels. It is currently powered by a laptop style power supply that came with it. 12V 6A output. This power supply ran 2 of these 10m strips last year when I had it up. Anyway I used the same power supply for testing (power injecting) with one 10m strip and hooked the data and negative wires to the pixlite 16 for control. I hooked up the power before I hooked up the data and I didn't realise/check it but the power was on. All the lights came on. Can't remember the colour now. Then I hooked up the data cable and all lights went off as there was no signal being sent at the time. Is it normal for the lights to come on if there is no data signal. Could this do damage. I'm not planning on doing it again. Next I had some 3m strips of INK1003. 30 LED/m and 30 Pixel/m. So 90 LED and 90 pixel per strip. Had these hooked directly to and powered through the pixlite 16 for testing. 1 strip ran fine. 2 strips connected together ran fine. 3 strips connected together ran but started to get pink and flickering about 1/3 the way into the 3rd strip when on white. I assume this means too much voltage drop. Now I have 1 strip (10m) with 300 LED power injected at start that works fine and 1 strip with 270 LED powered through controller that doesn't light up properly. Do you think that if I power inject the INK1003 I will be able to run the 3 strips. Or is it something to do with the fact strip that works has 100 pixels and the one that didn't had 270 pixels. I hope this makes sense. In my final set up I plan to power the ink1003 downstream of the controller anyway. Just want to know what my chances are of running 3 strips so I can work out the number of outputs I need to allocate.