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How many amps are light up shapes?


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That's not an easy question to answer since it depends on the number and type of lights. Some wireframes may only have 50 or so lights while others have a couple hundred or more. Also, many wireframes are now coming with LEDs rather than incandescent. Guess what I am trying to say is that there are too many variables to give an accurate answer.

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I assume 1/3 amp per 100ct mini string, though some energy-saving lights pull less than that. My candy canes have 20 lights each, so they're roughly 0.06 amps per cane. Your mileage will vary.

A kill-a-watt meter or equivalent is a good investment if you want to know exactly what a piece is drawing. I think I paid $25 for my basic model. Per advice I read in one of the forums, I check each load before plugging into the controller. It's cheap assurance that I won't damage something on power up.

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