Warning on Deals Direct Light Strings

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Hi all

Following on from a post by AAH about the lytworx LED strings from bunnings
http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=6367.msg56786#msg56786

I had a delivery today from Deals Direct of 500 LED light strings http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/christmas-500-led-lights-multiple-flashing-function-red/ (one red and one green) and looks like they have the same issue as the bunnings stuff. The multi function controller is integrated with the transformer and there are only 2 wires from here to the first LED yet there are two channels. I have not cut these strings up yet but I don't think these will work with any of the DC controllers. Someone with some more knowledge may be able to substantiate this for me.

I'm hoping to add some photos but for now my computer isn't cooperating and will post as soon as I can.
 

fasteddy

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Unfortunatly this is becoming more and more common as its saves a few cents, so be aware of what lights you are buying
 

uppitt

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how do they work/flash if there's only 2 wires? I thought 3 wires were required to do this?
 
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