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what size of battery pack for led strips? Answered

im trying to figure out how big of a battery back ill need for led 5050 smd strips.  ill have probably no more than 20 feet of leds.  im using them on cornhole boards if that helps. thanks

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Thats 7.2 A, assuming they're 12V, you need around 10 Ah, for every hour you want to run them.

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garrgamill
garrgamill

Answer 8 years ago

They are 12v. Thanks for the help.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

You can get Lithium packs, and chargers for that kind of load. This question came up a few weeks ago. Sadly there is no way to search for them !

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garrgamill
garrgamill

Answer 8 years ago

Yeah I searched around for a while and didn't find anything so I just figured I would ask.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

sealed lead acids would work, but they're heavy.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

You will find your strips should be specified at "X amps per metre", or possibly per foot. What voltage are the strips ?

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garrgamill
garrgamill

Answer 8 years ago

It says 1.2a. Per working/meter thanks