Lighting a short strip of LEDs w remote. volts and amps. Answered
I made this POW edge-lit plexi for a friend and I want to make sure I power it exactly right. Any help would be appreciated.
Im using a 10 led strip. They are snipped from a rgb led strip 5050. rated at 12v.
How do I know how many amps to use for such a short strip? below in an image are the full specs. it says 5amps for 5meters. would I use 12v 1amp or .5 amp? Plus does the remote control box(12v) take any amps?
I read that you dont want to under do it with volts and amps because the strip will try to pull what it needs then overheat. what about over loading it?
I just need this to be safe. Thanks.
*hope this is the right forum to post.