Author Topic: driver to 12v LED strip???  (Read 143 times)

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Offline ddmeltzer8

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driver to 12v LED strip???
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:41:34 am »
Hello!
Im planning on installing some LEDs in my mothers kitchen.
I already have the LED strips (5630).It will be about 3-4 m long.
My question is what i should do for driver?How good r the cheap ones on ebay?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: driver to 12v LED strip???
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 08:00:16 am »
All that's needed is a 12V power supply. Buy a decent brand, from a reputable store.
 

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Re: driver to 12v LED strip???
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 09:34:16 pm »
But what about fire hazards?It will matter what the amperage is,yes?
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Re: driver to 12v LED strip???
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 10:49:37 pm »
You didn't specify how many Amps the LED strip needs.

LED strip has built-in current limiting resistors, so requires a constant voltage supply. Choose a 12V power supply with an equal or higher current rating, than the LED strip requires.  There's no need to worry about fire, so long as you use a decent branded power supply, with over-current protection and suitable cable for the current rating.
 


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