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Need help wiring 10w leds and constant current drivers. Answered

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I have a 12v 16amp power supply and i need to hook up 6 10w leds together along with cooling fans/heatsinks and constant current drivers.

Its my understanding that i need 6 constant current drivers. one for each led to prevent overheating.

i can hook up one no problem but how do i connect all 6 together with the 12v 16amp power supply in parallel?

if i was using a resistor it would only have to connect it to the positive side of the power supply in parallel but as u can seen in the pic the cc driver have neg/pos on both sides.

im making an aquarium light.

I have

6 heatsinks and fans 12v

6 10W Constant Current LED Driver DC9-24V to DC8-11V 850mA for 10W High Power LED

6 10w leds

Specification(10w)
Model Type: High Power Integrated Chip lamp Beads

Integrated approach:3 Series 3 Paralleling

Forward Voltage: 9-12V(if use DC 12,Recommended Series a about 1.50 ohm resistor to use)

Forward current: 900mA Luminous Flux:

90-120LM/W Color-rendering index: 60-85 Beam Angle:

120 degrees Working Temperature: -20 centigrade to 60 centigrade

Color Temperature: Warm White: 3000-3200K

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2018-02-14

You need NO resistors with these drivers.
Here is my final attempt to explain

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excellent
thanks steve
makes sense now with the diagram.
appreciate all your help.


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steveastrouk (author)2018-02-13

Just wire them in parallel like this.

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so my cc drivers have 2 wires on each side is causing my confusion.

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One pair to the LED, one pair to the supply

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thats great for one light. how do i do it with six in parallel?

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My diagram shows how you wire the supply wires of the drivers to the power supply. One way of looking at it, is there are 6 pairs of wires.

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if i was using a resistor it would only have to connect it to the positive side of the power supply in parallel but as u can seen in the pic the cc driver have neg/pos on both sides.
maybe its not possible. maybe i need to have six sets of wires coming from the power supply.

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