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  • Cutting and Reconnecting Hue Light Strip Plus Segments

    Hi ruedli,I wasn't planning on unsoldering connectors or trying to split lightstrips. I need to put the power into the middle of 4m worth of lightstrips, so I was considering running a separate 2m (the one included in the base kit) to the right and then a separate run of two 1m extensions to the left with the controller "Y'd" into both the separate right and left parts. See attached diagram. I only have access to AC power in the middle, not at the ends.Are you suggesting that I just create one 4m lightstrip (connecting the base 2m strip plus two 1m extensions) as a single run and connect the wires from the controller to the solder points in the middle of the lightstrip instead of at the start of the lightstrip? I do want the left and right sides to be pretty much butted up aga...

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    Hi ruedli,I wasn't planning on unsoldering connectors or trying to split lightstrips. I need to put the power into the middle of 4m worth of lightstrips, so I was considering running a separate 2m (the one included in the base kit) to the right and then a separate run of two 1m extensions to the left with the controller "Y'd" into both the separate right and left parts. See attached diagram. I only have access to AC power in the middle, not at the ends.Are you suggesting that I just create one 4m lightstrip (connecting the base 2m strip plus two 1m extensions) as a single run and connect the wires from the controller to the solder points in the middle of the lightstrip instead of at the start of the lightstrip? I do want the left and right sides to be pretty much butted up against each other and controlled as a single strip. I just need a way of running power into the middle instead of either end.

    Ruedli, Thanks for the quick reply. The "Y" splitter cable on eBay(http://www.ebay.com/itm/Y-Splitter-Cable-for-Philips-Hue-Lightstrip-Plus-upto-10m-30ft-Flat-Grey-/272544586484?var=&hash=item3f74ec5af4:m:mzQk3dD2FJW3ei2eMUSeIVg) does seem to do exactly what I'm looking to do. A base kit on one side of the controller with extensions on the other side with the controller in the middle. So I guess I'll give it a try!

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  • Cutting and Reconnecting Hue Light Strip Plus Segments

    I want to buy a base 2m kit (with 2m lightstrip, power supply and controller) and run the lights to the right. Then buy two 1m extension kits connected together and run those to the left of the power connection (run both right and left sides off the same power supply and controller). I'm thinking I could create a "Y" cable that goes from the controller to the right and left side strips. Would that work? What "sex" (male or female) connector would I need at the controller and what "sex" connectors to hook to the right and left side strips?

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