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  • Nawaz commented on OmarB8's forum topic RGB LED strip help1 year ago

    Nops, 6amps is the maximum current your power supply can provide. It does not meet that it will give out 6A all the time. Your LED strip will only pull as much as it needs. Meaning they will shine just as bright, as Downunder35m mentioned.In most (if not all) RGB strips (or any other LED strips), there is a current limiting resistor which will prevent excessive current flow which can damage the strip.

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  • Nawaz commented on mazelady's forum topic Testing LED light strips1 year ago

    Did you adjust the output voltage from the power supply? If not, it might be that the LED are under powered which explains why the are not working.To adjust the voltage, you will need a multimeter set to DC voltage.1. Connect the red probe to +V (any out of the two) and black probe to COM (any out of the two)2. Turn on your mains supply and read out the voltage on the meter.3. Insert a small phillips or flat head screw-driver in the orange pot labelled +V ADJ (If the screw-driver is not insulated, make sure it does not touch the case while it's in the pot, just a precaution)4. Turn the pot clockwise to increase the voltage or counter-clockwise to decrease until you get your desired voltage (12V in your case). Note that its does not need to be exactly 12.00V, slight variation is OK. Anyt...see more »Did you adjust the output voltage from the power supply? If not, it might be that the LED are under powered which explains why the are not working.To adjust the voltage, you will need a multimeter set to DC voltage.1. Connect the red probe to +V (any out of the two) and black probe to COM (any out of the two)2. Turn on your mains supply and read out the voltage on the meter.3. Insert a small phillips or flat head screw-driver in the orange pot labelled +V ADJ (If the screw-driver is not insulated, make sure it does not touch the case while it's in the pot, just a precaution)4. Turn the pot clockwise to increase the voltage or counter-clockwise to decrease until you get your desired voltage (12V in your case). Note that its does not need to be exactly 12.00V, slight variation is OK. Anything between 11.95 V - 12.15 V should be fine.Once you are happy with the voltage, turn off your mains supply. Connect your LED strip to the terminal. Red wire to +V and black wire to COM. Switch mains back on and voila.If you are not sure of the polarity on your LED strip, post a picture and we will help you out. Hope this helps.Best Regards,Nawaz

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