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How to connect 16.4 Ft RGB Color Changing Kit with LED Flexible to a Battery and waterproof? Answered

I have a project in which I want to connect at least 10 ft of RGB LED waterproof lights to be use in the water.  I bought 16.4 Ft RGB Color Changing Kit with LED Flexible Strip, Controller + Remote and Power Supply, 5050rgb Kit. I  want to be able to connect it to a battery  and use it on my water board wirelessly with a remote control to activate the lights. The kit came with a remote control, but  not sure which battery would be a good choice or where to buy it.  Here is an Idea of what I am looking for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XlioqLlF_g  .I want to make it and I hope you guys can help. Thanks :)


Got a link for the actual thing you have ? What voltage do you need ?


HI there,

What's the link you suggested? I asked around and the is 12v 7 amp. Now, I was wondering if I can use a 12v 24 amp energizer little battery. As you are aware size and weight does matter as I will b using it on a surfboard. Can I put the batteries on a waterproof case with the wiring?
Any ideas we'll be greatly appreciated. Thanks

7A is quite a lot - that's 84Watts of lighting. What battery exactly do you have in mind ?

How long do you want it to be lit for ?

Like I said, have you got a link to where and what you bought ?


I am not sure, about the battery. I wanted lit 4-5 hrs.
power product description:

RGB LED Strip: Light source: LED (5050SMD); Power: 36W; Input voltage: DC12V; Length: 5m / roll; LED Qty: 30pcs/m (150LEDs per roll); CB color: White / Yellow; Color: RGB; Size: 5000*10mm; Silicone casing waterproof; Every 3LEDs cuttable; No RF interference; No UV light to avoid insects around; Low power consumption,high intensity; Low heat during operation; Long operation life: 50,000 to 80,000hrs; Operating temperature: -25°C ~+60°C. IR Controller: Working temperature -20°C ~+60°C; Supply voltage DC5V, 12V, 24V; Size L50*W35*H22mml Output Three CMOS drain- open output; Output current <2A(each channel); Output power 5V:<30W,12V:<72W,24V:<144W; Connecting Mode Common anode/ cathode; Remote distance more than 10M. Power Supply: Output: 12V, 2A, 24W.

Which battery do you recomend I should use? Thanks a lot

How long do you want it to be lit for ? I suggest you use a sealed lead acid battery, in a waterproof case. A 3Ah battery will last one hour, if you have everything on full

You'll need a 4x 3 = 12 Ah battery.

Like this:

...that is at full brightness, and the whole strip, for more than 3 hours.

Did you get any user manual with it ? As it will help you to get all technical answers .