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Adalight Project Kit Issues
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Adalight Project Kit Issues

by bunkytheduck on Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:08 pm

I bought the Adalight project kit and an Arduino, hooked everything up, and uploaded the code for the project to the Arduino. All I get is one very brief flash from the LEDs upon plugging in/reseting the Arduino, then nothing. I double and triple checked all of the wiring and noticed several odd things.
1. There is a piece of missing insulation on the red wire of the strip between the input connector and the first LED. I put some electrical tape over it, which did not help.
2. If I leave the power supply unplugged, all of the LEDs come on, but are very weak and change colors randomly.
3. If the power supply is partially plugged in, all of the LEDs come on but don't change color. Plugging it all the way in causes a flash and then turns off all LEDs.

Tried all of the troubleshooting steps, no joy. I'm thinking maybe a bad power supply? I don't have another compatible one around to check. If anyone has any ideas on what might be going wrong they would be much appreciated.

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