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Running a 12v String from a 5v powered P12r

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by Baf05, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Baf05

    Baf05 Full Time Elf

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    Mr Implosive bought a set of http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/LED-digital-module-WS2811IC-5050-3LEDS-DC12V-input-waterproof-20pcs-a-string-256-gray-scale/701799_578798417.html these pixels, I wanted to fix my dull candy canes...\
    But I only have one p12r that runs other pixels..... on 5 volts .... DUMMY!
    Now Impulsively (at the start of the year, during my learning faze) I have also bought 2 12v power supplies that are not used, sooooo
    Can I, run the data wire from the 5v p12r, and the power and ground to the 12v power supply, to the 12v led string and have it work correctly?
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Yes and you'll need to connect the grounds of the 5V and 12V power supplies together.
     
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    Excellent, will give that a crack. Thanks David :)
     

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