LED Strip lighting 5050

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by lukands, May 20, 2013.

  1. lukands

    lukands I took the little bus here

    Mar 27, 2009
    Your mamas house
    Is anyone familiar with this type of lighting? Looking for info on power adapters....how many amps I need to hook up two 5m strips off one power source.

    EDIT.....300 LEDs, 12v, 5m strips
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    It depends on the strips themselves, because there are LED strips of various powers. "5m" doesn't tell you how many actual LEDs of what strength are in it, or how much power it will consume. You need to see if it's 12 Volt or 24 Volt (or however many), and the power consumption of the individual strip. Then you need to figure out how you're going to connect them (series or parallel). The voltage of the power supply depends on whether you connect them in series or in parallel. The power of the supply for two strips will be double the consumption of a single strip, although I'd recommend getting something stronger, it's always good to have some breathing space.
  3. xiva
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    Jun 13, 2013
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