working voltage?

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  1. drakky

    drakky Apprentice Elf

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    Hi guys
    I know everyone(well most) buys their stuff from Ray however i came across some pixel stings on that site which are a little cheaper because you have to buy 1000 at once , what confuses me though in the title they say DC5v yet in the listing it says 12v I questioned them and they say that 12v is the working voltage
    what does that mean ? are they 5v or 12v , I'd like to use mainly 12v for anything I buy from now on and seeing as used computer power supplies are virtually free these days it makes sense to go with the 12v option , anyone have any idea what they mean by working voltage ?
    thanks
     
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    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    The "working voltage" is simply what voltage they are meant to be operated on.

    Maybe a link to the pixels in question will clear this up.
     
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    they will be 5v. mis-print or typical cut/paste error.
    I would also make sure they are the solid resin ones as there may be some of the old soft silicone ones still around.

    Great price thou
     
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    Im not sure how 40 cents a piece is any better than 34 cents a piece for 2811 but if they are 12vdc then they are not a bad price as Ray has them for 45 cents a piece.
     
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    didnt look at rays price. I was just comparing it to what I paid 2 years ago
     
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    she finally came back with an answer they are definately 5v
    after reading Eddy's post on 12v vs 5v I might switch to 5v for the strings anyway the ws2811ic is pretty much the same as the ws2801 isn't it? so Ray's would be cheaper option again
     

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