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Santas Helper    816
22 minutes ago, Septon said:

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That is the image they shared, I only see 2 wires. 

So must be a controller in there I guess... ??? 

 

 

 

The two wires is for 120 power.

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Santas Helper    816
1 hour ago, Septon said:

That is a great point, his is a few feet.  Mine may be 150'

My longest run of cat 5 is 40 feet with no issues.

Cat wire comes in different size wires too.

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Santas Helper    816
1 hour ago, Septon said:

I'm confused on that one. It says cool white then says RGB. 

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Santas Helper    816
23 minutes ago, k6ccc said:

Run, don't walk away from this deal.

The funny part is that the header at the top says it's 12 volts.  Sounds like these dudes don't know what they are doing.  Likely too much Copy and Paste between specs.  Translation:  No idea what you would actually be getting.

 

I totally agree with Jim.

They don't know what they are talking about. Those don't run on low volts with those two wires. There is a transformer inside that steps down power from high power to 12 volts. Then goes to a circuit board with resistors and caps for lower power for the IR remote control and LEDs.

Run away fast!!!!

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Santas Helper    816
59 minutes ago, TheDucks said:

Ditto.

maybe for very 12V sort runs  (forget it for 5Vruns over 3')

40', I would do 16Ga minimum for a 5M strip (~4A). bump it anothe ga (14) for longer or 2 strips.

Dim lights will be the issue with small wire.

I have no dimming issues using cat 5 at 40 feet. Might be good for longer lengths. It's worth a try.

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Septon    5
1 minute ago, Santas Helper said:

I have no dimming issues using cat 5 at 40 feet. Might be good for longer lengths. It's worth a try.

I have tons of Cat 5.  so I certainly will...

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Santas Helper    816
22 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Those are PMW or DMX control. Those won't work with DC CMB controllers.

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Mr. P    301
1 minute ago, Santas Helper said:

Those are PMW or DMX control. Those won't work with DC CMB controllers.

I was just referencing the picture for the four wire cable.

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Santas Helper    816
3 minutes ago, Septon said:

Not for DC CMB controllers. You want two wire or three wire (with ground).

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Septon    5
Just now, Mr. P said:

I was just referencing the picture for the four wire cable.

No I realize that... thanks P, thanks SHelper.


I think I will just get the 2 CBM cards for the Strips.  But to check one more time.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-Strip-5050-30LED-m-5m-150LEDs-12V-flexible-light-Warm-White-White-Red-Blue-Green/32327518420.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.271.UuUF7f

 

Will be fine for waht I want for that though right?

And again, sorry to hog your day and expertise guys.  THis is my first time, and frankly my wife is going to kill me for spending $800 so I am trying to maximize... ($800 USD is about $356,000 Canadian. :)

 

 

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k6ccc    499
Just now, Santas Helper said:

Not for DC CMB controllers. You want two wire or three wire (with ground).

What?  I think there is some confusion here.  You DO want four wires for a dumb RGB light...

 

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Santas Helper    816
2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

I was just referencing the picture for the four wire cable.

If using DC CMB controllers, 4 wires won't be any good. It will still have to be hacked.

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Mr. P    301
Just now, Santas Helper said:

If using DC CMB controllers, 4 wires won't be any good. It will still have to be hacked.

No, no, you need the four wires, R, G, B, and Pos.

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Santas Helper    816
2 minutes ago, Septon said:

No I realize that... thanks P, thanks SHelper.


I think I will just get the 2 CBM cards for the Strips.  But to check one more time.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-Strip-5050-30LED-m-5m-150LEDs-12V-flexible-light-Warm-White-White-Red-Blue-Green/32327518420.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.271.UuUF7f

 

Will be fine for waht I want for that though right?

And again, sorry to hog your day and expertise guys.  THis is my first time, and frankly my wife is going to kill me for spending $800 so I am trying to maximize... ($800 USD is about $356,000 Canadian. :)

 

 

Here we go again. Mixing the words warm white with RGB. You can't hAve both. This scares me too. 

I would suggest an eBay seller located in the states with 90+ rating. Buy just a couple to try out.

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Santas Helper    816
2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

No, no, you need the four wires, R, G, B, and Pos.

But is states for PMW or DMX. 

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Septon    5
1 minute ago, Santas Helper said:

Here we go again. Mixing the words warm white with RGB. You can't hAve both. This scares me too. 

I would suggest an eBay seller located in the states with 90+ rating. Buy just a couple to try out.

Fair, but you can choose!  It is ALL OPTIONS in that one.  I get to choose the type, IE Changeable and IP65

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k6ccc    499
2 minutes ago, Santas Helper said:

Here we go again. Mixing the words warm white with RGB. You can't hAve both. This scares me too. 

I would suggest an eBay seller located in the states with 90+ rating. Buy just a couple to try out.

+0.5  Or because you appear not to be very technical, stick with the LOR floods - that's what mine are.

 

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Mr. P    301
Just now, Santas Helper said:

But is states for PMW or DMX. 

Correct, for that light but for DC CMB controllers you still need four wires, R,G and B are negative wires with a common positive.

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Santas Helper    816
2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Correct, for that light but for DC CMB controllers you still need four wires, R,G and B are negative wires with a common positive.

Yes, which is coming off the actual LEDs and housing. Is there circuitry inside for DMX or IR controller, that is the question.

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Mr. P    301
1 minute ago, Santas Helper said:

Yes, which is coming off the actual LEDs and housing. Is there circuitry inside for DMX, that is the question.

Tom, you are stuck on the light :D  I was referencing the light for the four wire cable. Besides he is back to the strips now.  :wacko:

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Santas Helper    816
2 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Tom, you are stuck on the light :D  I was referencing the light for the four wire cable. Besides he is back to the strips now.  :wacko:

Your probably right Mr P. Lol

Not to mention I'm on my smart phone. New at it here lol

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