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Ethan

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This is my first year of using LOR. I have 32 channels and alot of mini lights, LED lights, 300 feet of rope light, etc. I cut out 15 three foot tall candy canes (and painted them) which I lined with rope light so they look good during the day and night. I planned on using 5 channels for the candy canes.

I also have 14 ten foot long pieces of CPVC piping that I wrapped with red electrical tape to give it the candy cane striping. I have put rope light along the top of all 140 feet of these as well. I planned on using 6 channels for these (2-3-2; 2-3-2 on either side of driveway).

I have many, many C9 LEDS that I wrap around a tree in my front yard and mini lights scattered elsewhere. I am trying to determin power needs knowing I have 225 feet of Low Energy C9 Bulbs lining my roof. Each carry about 3.7 watts and I am trying to determine how many channels I need to control these as well as recommendations on how to split things up.

I have bush lights, and other mini-lights around bushes, railings, windows, and lining the garage as well as on a wreath I built out of flexible CPVC piping. I have several strands of green, red, and clear each on the wreath. I also have two 4 foot tall snowmen I built each with a 25 foot strand of C7's and a 6 foot tall tree with rope light lining and LEDs throughout. I know this is alot, and should have posted before hand, just have been busy with programming for the past 2 months...

Thank you to all, your experience is unbelievable and truly appreciated.

Ethan

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Welcome Ethan.

You, my friend, need a kill-o-watt.

The conversion of Watts to Amps is governed by the equation Amps = Watts/Volts

So add up all your C9's and divide by 110.

Assuming a 30 amp controller, you can go up to 8 amps/channel, 15 amps a side.

Time for some math.

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iresq wrote:

Welcome Ethan.

You, my friend, need a kill-o-watt.

The conversion of Watts to Amps is governed by the equation Amps = Watts/Volts

So add up all your C9's and divide by 110.

Assuming a 30 amp controller, you can go up to 8 amps/channel, 15 amps a side.

Time for some math.

I agree 100%. Work backwards, figure out the power need and go from there. Welcome aboard.
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