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So after 2 dozen views and no answer I bought a cmb24 over the 16 under the advice that it was a beefed up cmb16. So I have a power supply, lights, connectors, and of course led strips. What else do I need to get this party started as I wait for components to arrive? Do I need the usb converter and software to get cracking?

Also, can I use either 18/4 sprinkler wire or cl2 rated 18/4 in wall rated wire for outdoor applications? Thanks in advance!

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So after 2 dozen views and no answer I bought a cmb24 over the 16 under the advice that it was a beefed up cmb16. So I have a power supply, lights, connectors, and of course led strips. What else do I need to get this party started as I wait for components to arrive? Do I need the usb converter and software to get cracking? Also, can I use either 18/4 sprinkler wire or cl2 rated 18/4 in wall rated wire for outdoor applications? Thanks in advance!

You will need an enclosure.

 

As Scubado stated, you need software and the converter. (starter package)

 

As far as cabling, I use CAT5. Flexible and cheap. 8 wires. I make the 2 oranges positive. leaves 2 red, 2 green and 2 blue for RGB.

Then wire my RGB strips CAT5 connector accordingly for the appropriate channels. I Use Keystone plates/connectors thru the side of my

enclosure, off the shelf CAT5 cables and couplers. Check out Holiday Coro's CAT5 stuff.

 

Good Luck and Enjoy!

 

tj

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Thanks folks. I purchased an enclosure to house the power supply and controller. The converter I assumenis the rj45 to usb? Ill get on that tonight. As long as I can geylt my lights to turn on at all this year ill be a happy man :) Next year will be the reckoning! !

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You will need an enclosure.

 

As Scubado stated, you need software and the converter. (starter package)

 

As far as cabling, I use CAT5. Flexible and cheap. 8 wires. I make the 2 oranges positive. leaves 2 red, 2 green and 2 blue for RGB.

Then wire my RGB strips CAT5 connector accordingly for the appropriate channels. I Use Keystone plates/connectors thru the side of my

enclosure, off the shelf CAT5 cables and couplers. Check out Holiday Coro's CAT5 stuff.

 

Good Luck and Enjoy!

 

tj

 

See WeConnex.com WP302-0600 and KJ302-0100 Keystone plate/ connectors..

 

tj

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Cat 5 is really good to go for rgb lighting? Is there an exterior grade I should be looking for? Good deal as I have a few network guys with plenty of cable to spare. Thanks again!

 

I have cables several years old with no sign of weather/ sun damage.

 

You don't want the ends exposed to harsh weather. (mine are under eaves or tubs I use over my controller stands)

 

I give the plug/ ends a shot of CRC electrical spray when assembling. (each time)

 

tj

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