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CMB24D - How to setup with 8 RBG Strips


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Hi Everyone,

I am hoping to get a little help with setup as my 8 pack just arrived and there are a couple of things that aren't listed, so I am hoping from help from the forum :)

 

1. Can any provide any info on how they are powering the CMB24D?

2. What are you enclosing it in?

3. I have a fan that I was looking at making that is in 8 foot strips.  Any thoughts on proper technique for cutting and setup?

 

Thanks for any help!

Stuart

 

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I purchased a 12 volt 30 amp power supply from Amazon.com  This is more than enough power for your needs but it does allow for future growth. 

As for you box you can purchase that from LOR or use any type of weather proof enclosure, mine is an intermatic time clock enclosure. 

Check your LED strips carefully, you should see a cut line every so often, mine is every 3 LED's.  Be sure to seal off the ends with silicone when you are finished.

As for the frame I would build that from 1/2 steel flat bar. 

Hope this helps

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I purchased a 12 volt 30 amp power supply from Amazon.com  This is more than enough power for your needs but it does allow for future growth. 

 

 

Hi Troy,

Is this what I am looking for? http://www.amazon.com/Ledwholesalers-Power-Suppply-Driver-Transformer/dp/B0034GUEY4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1385487899&sr=8-4&keywords=12+volt+30+amp+power+supply

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http://www.amazon.com/Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-Silver/dp/B007KG0ZYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385488202&sr=8-1&keywords=12+volt+30+amp+power+supply

 

This is what I use, but you must locate this unit out of the weather.  I have this mounted in my a/v closet, then run the 12 volt to my controller located under my front porch.  I also power other 12 devices off this same unit.

 

NOTE:  You do NOT want to run FM transmitter off the same unit if you have one.  ( major noise picked up and transmitted )  Keep the transmitter on its OWN power supply.  Good luck and keep in touch.

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And just a reminder. When someone mentions to use silicone to seal up your LED strips. You need to use the type of silicone sealant that does not contain vinegar or ammonia smelling stuff. I got what you want at Home Depot over in the windows and doors. To me it has a peanut smell, almost like peanut butter. This smell wont make you tear up or burn your noise or throat.

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This is a typical dc card setup. I use CG-1500 boxes from cableguard to house my dc card and power supply.

http://store.creativelightingdisplays.com/CMB16D-RGB-DC-Controller-ReadyToGO-No-Assembly-CMB16D-RGB-RTG.htm

Get the enclosure here:

http://store.creativelightingdisplays.com/Enclosures_c19.htm

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My boxes have never come close to overheating. The fan rarely turns on with the doors closed. My setup is similar but I do not have the exact part shown.

I tested indoors for many weeks prior to setting them outside. Testing is always crucial of course. And back up plans. But so far my original plan is working just fine.

My wife doesn't like the testing too much. I mean, all those cables and elements..... :)

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