How to Determine Current (amperage) Draw for LED Strips Answered
I have some warm white solid color LED strips. The packaging doesn't say anything about their current draw (neither amperage or "watts"). The strips themselves are marked as 12VDC. I want to use a wall wart to power a strip of lights but I think I need to know how many amps they will draw in order to select the right wall wart.
Is there any way that I can find out the current draw either online or by using a multimeter?
For example, I have a wall wart that converts 110-120VAC to 12VDC that is marked for 5 amps. I don't want to overload the circuit and create problems but without knowing how many amps per foot the LED strip draws, I'm reluctant to make an installation.
I'm uncertain that I'm even asking the right questions. I'm just learning a little about electricity and electronics (Thank you, randofo) by taking classes here. I've learned in my 7-1/2 decades of life that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing; so I'm asking help from the cognoscenti at Instructables.com