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I'm new to the LOR family.  Can someone help me understand the Amp limits for my 16 channel controller? 

 

I'm using all LED lights.  Mostly Lowes/Home Depot purchased C5(50 ct), C6(210 ct) and C9's(100 ct).  I have 7 of the C6's that I'm using to build a "mega" tree(at least it's my version/first attempt at a mega tree)

 

Can I ruin my controller by trying to attach to many light strings?

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Depending on what type of controller,  normally it is max of 8 amps per channel, total of 15 amps per side, 1-8 and 9-16, and a max of 30 amps per controller.  Using LED lights you should have no problems.

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With what you have listed using all LED's you are nowhere near the limit. There are several ways to tell how many amps you are pulling:

 

1) Add up all the watts from each string and divide by 110.

 

2) Get one of these:  http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Kill-A-Watt-Electricity-Monitor-P4400/202196386

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