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Just got a CMB-16D-QC DC controller to drive 12V LEDs.

I see I need DC input power, I'm guessing an outdoor rated transformer(land scape type).

I'm not sure how much power these LEDs draw. Is there a method to getting to the correct size 12V transformer?

Thanks in advance.

Glenn

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GS wrote:

Just got a CMB-16D-QC DC controller to drive 12V LEDs.

I see I need DC input power, I'm guessing an outdoor rated transformer(land scape type).

I'm not sure how much power these LEDs draw. Is there a method to getting to the correct size 12V transformer?

Thanks in advance.

Glenn


You need(must) know how much the LEDs draw.

I several power supplies from here powering a DC controllers and LED RGB light strips on our house.

I have PS1-150w-12 powering a DC controller and 10 rainbow floods.

I have my power supplies and DC cards mounted in a marine battery box.
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Dennis Cherry wrote:

You need a 12 VDC power supply, not a 12VAC transformer.

Yes, you can convert it to DC but easier just to buy the proper power supply.

The transformer might be well over 12 Volts and might harm your LED's.


I thought my landscape lighting was 12V dc not 12V ac. Learn something new every day. I did find a nice expensive outdoor power supply -

http://www.trcelectronics.com/12-volt-power-supplies-mid-led-waterproof-1.shtml
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GS wrote:

Dennis Cherry wrote:
You need a 12 VDC power supply, not a 12VAC transformer.

Yes, you can convert it to DC but easier just to buy the proper power supply.

The transformer might be well over 12 Volts and might harm your LED's.


I thought my landscape lighting was 12V dc not 12V ac. Learn something new every day. I did find a nice expensive outdoor power supply -

http://www.trcelectronics.com/12-volt-power-supplies-mid-led-waterproof-1.shtml




I like this price better. This is the kind of PS that most use for such a setup.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Universal-DC-12V-12A-Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-/280495207482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item414ed1343a

Put it and your DC board in a plastic enclosure similar to what the LOR PC controllers come in.
Mine looks similar to this.
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gfvillano wrote:

Here's a photo of my three DC cards and power supply mounted inside of a weather proof enclosure. 48 channels in one enclosure!

Can you reload that picture..its not showing, would love to see it.
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