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1612 wire length
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1612 wire length

by ctmorrison on Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:50 am

I'd like to know if I can connect multiple NeoPixel Mini PCB's together with cable lengths longer than 6". The description references "Using ribbon cable you can string these up to 6" apart". However, if I use another form of cable (twisted pairs, single conductor, etc.), can the length exceed 6" to something like 12"-18"?

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Re: 1612 wire length

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 am

The signal wire is the critical one. Noise pickup and capacitance can be a problem with longer runs. Using twisted pair - with the signal twisted with a ground wire - you should be able to go 12"-18".

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Re: 1612 wire length

by ctmorrison on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:36 am

Thanks!

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