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Running 5v off 12v

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Can I run some 5v pixels by adding them at the end of a 12v string using a buck converter on the power lines but passing data straight through?

 

12 volts pixels 5 volts pixels.pdf

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1 hour ago, ShayneT said:

Can I run some 5v pixels by adding them at the end of a 12v string using a buck converter on the power lines but passing data straight through?

 

12 volts pixels 5 volts pixels.pdf 190.93 kB · 1 download

Maybe, but probably not. 😛

2 issues I foresee: 1) Current will be higher. 2) Line side hash (will affect the string it powers FROM. 100% Power injection (feeds buck only)

BUT WAIT! There are others that have nothing to do with the Buck.. Color order may be different. You can't mix on a port, let alone on a Pixie

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