Powerful LED Strips 6x100W Lighting With POWER SHIELD 6+6 T800 and Arduino

Dear sir or madam

If you have an idea with powerfull LED strips and have a Arduino controller you can easily drive it with Multifunctional POWER SHIELD 6+6 T800 from v-vTech.

I would like to share my project of HOME LIGHTING with 6 LED strips of 6x100W power.

Parts you will need:

0. Multifunctional POWER SHIELD 6+6 T800 (P/N: B100005) (from v-vTech). It has ability to control up to 800W (with single board)

1. Arduino controller (UNO, MEGA, NANO) type. I choose simpe Arduino UNO (P/N: A000066}

2. 6 led strips 12mm - could be 12 or 24V up to 7A max load per channel. In my case LED strips LSL5152W, 50W/m (P/N: 12x6m.xLSL5152W) and LED profiles 6units 12mm x2m.

3. Power supply for all devices. (Mean Well P/N: HLG-600-24B)

4. Some meters of wires (silicon type red/black 0,75mm2)

5. Sketch and/or minimum C programing skills if you want some special application.

Lets begin.

Step 1: Wiring

With POWER SHIELD for Arduino you will need to do some wiring.

Please see block diagram and how it looks after wiring. Also please see all blocks of POWER SHIELD for right connection.

And lets go to the next step.

Step 2: Programming Arduino Crontroller

Upload sketch from v-vTech or from attachment, o directly form commas below.

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/* Simplified demo sketch for Multifunctional
"POWER SHIELD 6+6 T800". The sketch is for beginner or advanded users.

This sketch enables to control POWER SHIELD's power outputs trough Arduino D2....D13 outputs. The POWER SHIELD's inputs separated into two groups: First gr. (when SW1 - on): D3, D5, D6, D9, D10, D11 - (most Arduino PWM outputs). Second gr. (when SW1 - off): D2, D4, D7, D8, D12, D13 - (most Arduino slow switching outputs). With SW1 switch, on POWER SHIELD's board, you can select from which one off output group to take the signals.

POWER SHELD also have FeedBack outputs directed to Arduino analog A0...A5 inputs. Analog inputs also separated into two groups: First gr. (when SW1 - on & SW2 on): A3 - output status (HIGH = disabled ; LOW = enabled ) A4 - exceeded limits warning A5 - analog current monitor (1V = 10A) Second gr. (when SW1 - off & SW2 on): A3 - output status (HIGH = disabled ; LOW = enabled ) A4 - exceeded limits warning A5 - analog current monitor (1V = 10A)

Simplified sketch version v1.0 . Release date 2018-03-14. www.v-vTech.com */

int period = 500; // time (ms) how often outputs (LEDs) will change it's state int randomize; // pseudo logarhytmic random meaning

void setup() { Serial.begin(19200); // to print analog input signals pinMode(3, OUTPUT); pinMode(5, OUTPUT); pinMode(6, OUTPUT); pinMode(9, OUTPUT); pinMode(10, OUTPUT); pinMode(11, OUTPUT); // as PWM outputs pinMode(2, OUTPUT); pinMode(4, OUTPUT); pinMode(7, OUTPUT); pinMode(8, OUTPUT); pinMode(12, OUTPUT); pinMode(13, OUTPUT); // as dig.outputs pinMode(A0, INPUT); pinMode(A1, INPUT); pinMode(A2, INPUT); pinMode(A3, INPUT); pinMode(A4, INPUT); pinMode(A5, INPUT);// as feedbacks

Serial.println("-----------------------------------------------"); Serial.println("feedbacks of 'POWER SHIELD 6+6 T800'"); Serial.println("-----------------------------------------------"); Serial.println("active when SW1 is off | active when SW1 is on\t"); Serial.println("-----------------------------------------------"); Serial.println("OUTPUTS\tWARNING\tCURRENT\tOUTPUTS\tWARNING\tCURRENT"); Serial.println("A0\tA1\tA2\tA3\tA4\tA5"); Serial.println("-----------------------------------------------"); }

void loop() { randomize = random(3) * random(85); analogWrite(11, randomize); // change PWM outputs duty cycle... digitalWrite(13, HIGH); // turn on digital outputs... delay(period); digitalWrite(12, HIGH); delay(period); printFEEDBACKs();

randomize = random(3) * random(85); analogWrite(10, randomize); digitalWrite(8, HIGH); delay(period); digitalWrite(7, HIGH); delay(period); printFEEDBACKs();

randomize = random(3) * random(85); analogWrite(9, randomize); digitalWrite(4, HIGH); delay(period); digitalWrite(2, HIGH); printFEEDBACKs(); delay(period);

randomize = random(3) * random(85); analogWrite(6, randomize); digitalWrite(13, LOW); delay(period); digitalWrite(12, LOW); delay(period); printFEEDBACKs();

randomize = random(3) * random(85); analogWrite(5, randomize); digitalWrite(8, LOW); delay(period); digitalWrite(7, LOW); delay(period); printFEEDBACKs();

randomize = random(3) * random(85); analogWrite(3, randomize); digitalWrite(4, LOW); delay(period); digitalWrite(2, LOW); delay(period); printFEEDBACKs(); }

void printFEEDBACKs() { // theese are true readings if SW1 = off & SW2 = on: Serial.print(digitalRead(A0)); Serial.print("\t"); // chech whether protection is on or off Serial.print(digitalRead(A1)); Serial.print("\t"); // chech whether warning is on or off Serial.print(analogRead(A2) / 20); Serial.print("A\t"); // read the feedback's analog fooltage (later going to be expressed in Amps)

Serial.print(digitalRead(A3)); Serial.print("\t"); // chech whether protection is on or off Serial.print(digitalRead(A4)); Serial.print("\t"); // chech whether warning is on or off Serial.print(analogRead(A5) / 20); Serial.print("A\n"); // read the feedback's analog fooltage (later going to be expressed in Amps) }

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Step 3: Testing and Results

Here in attachments you can see final result in my garage. Everything is working fine from firs time.

This project took me about 20-30 minutes to assemble it. So it is very easy.

Some hints for other possible projects:

1. With this Arduino shield you can also connect resistive, capacative and also inductive load.

2. Expand up to 12 channels with additional POWER SHIELD board and control everything with only one Arduino controller.

3. There is possibility to control various voltages with one device.


Good luck.

Step 4: At Night

P.s. 6xLED strips at night

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    Reply 2 months ago

    Hey Jason. Thank you. I updated publishing with PN in the first step. I hope it is enough that information for you?

    P.s. now I am thinking how to expand this project - maybe do the project with 12 LED strips?