5 pin digital LED light strip (intertek): Can you cut this? Answered
Bought intertek model 17084 from costco. Has 3 12' sections that can plug into each other to 36', 24V PS with remote, has programmed features such as racetrack, color changing, etc. I want to put on my deck railing at the following lengths 13', 10', 8' with gaps between where stairs are.
I bought ledenet 10mm 5 pin connectors you can see in the picture and I bought 5 wire HVAC copper wire to solder in the longer gaps. Plan was:
= Make longer connectors by cutting the ledenet connector in two and soldering in the 5 wire HVAC to length.
PS => 12' led strip 1 + 1' of led strip 2 => connector => 10' of LED strip 2 => connector => 8 ' of LED strip 3 with terminator cap.
If you can see in the picture, I did not cut right at the cut line, rather down the middle of the solder joint. Just testing on the 13' section using no connectors (but using the factory male/femail connector) only the 12' section works. The one foot section glows a slight bit on the color LEDS, but the white only LEDS work fine.
So I thought maybe it needed the rest of LED Strip two to work, so I connected the 1' section back to the 11' section using the LEDENET connectors. Now, the whole second section does not work either (except white). The only thing that is different from factory is it is connected by the ledenet connector.
Anyone have any clue why this wouldn't work for the color and programmed LEDS? I would think each 1' section is independent on each other and would just receive the signal and send it to the next section. Could it be programmed to only work in 12' sections? Did I kill a LED somewhere in that 1' section? Very baffling.