Hello, i was wondering how many LED strips can be connected into one RF Touch Wheel Controller. I was planning on setting up 2-3 strips around my desk that is in a corner of my room. Is it possible? they will be no more that 3-4 feet apart
The controller has 3 channels (R, G & B) rated for 4A each (12 A total). The 60 led RGB analog strips have a maximum draw of 1.2A/meter, so you could drive up to 10 meters at full brightness with that controller.
It is no problem to break that up into multiple strips to drive in parallel. Just make sure that your wiring to each strip is sufficient for the current those strips require.
do you know of any schematics that have been written up about doing this? Im new to the whole wiring thing im trying to learn from experience but i dont really want to waste money on this if i know its going to be wrong
It is not complicated. The wires are color coded for R, G & B (and the white wire is ground).
1-Get some stranded hookup wire (22 awg should be sufficient for the distances you are talking about). 2-Use color coded wire - or mark each wire with some tape. 3-Connect R, G, B and Ground wires to the labeled pads on all your strips. 4-Connect all the R's to the red wire of the controller. 5-Connect all the G's, B's and Grounds to their respective controller wires. 6-Power up and enjoy