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flex led neon

by pserianni on Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 pm

Hi,

I recently purchased some flex silicone neon ( 3 units) (order 2448635).

Wondering about splicing two or three 1 meter pieces together. Is it possible? How can I do this? How do I determine the power requirements for the total unit if, let's say, three spliced together?

Thank you.

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Re: flex led neon

by dastels on Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:55 pm

You don't say if it's a NeoPixel or analog strip.
If it's analog, have a look at https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-led-strips.

That guide discusses current requirements, but if you splice together 3 identical strips, the required current will be 3x that of one.

If it's NeoPixel, and a look at the NeoPixel guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide. These are a little more particular to connect together. The Data out of one strip connects to the Data in of the next. Again, 3 strips will need 3 times as much current as 1. The NeoPixel guide goes into things to consider when powering longer strips.

Dave

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Re: flex led neon

by pserianni on Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:26 pm

Thanks very much. This should help me very much.

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