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12V 5m LED strip. Cut into 1m, how much V per metre? Answered

So I've bought one of those 12V LED strips. I want to install a 1m length of LEDs. Do I need 12V for each of the 1 metres or will I need something like 4.5V per metre. Thank you

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The Prickly Potato (author)2015-03-02

There LED strip is already marked where to cut and 1 metre of LED strip will require 12 Volts, what I recommended is that you take an 8 AA battery holder and hook it up to the LED strip. Hope this helps you if it did chose it as the answer :).

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iceng (author)2015-02-27

And the 12V bus is wired from section to section in the flexible LED strip automatically for you. UNTIL you cut it.

All you need to do is supply a DC supply capable of delivering the needed current without drooping that important 12 VDC !

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gravityisweak (author)2015-02-27

You will still need 12V for each of the 1 metre sections, but these 1m sections will draw fewer amps than the full 5m strip.

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Downunder35m (author)2015-02-27

You can only cut at the marked areas and each piece will still require 12V to run.

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verence (author)Downunder35m2015-02-27