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Need help wiring 10w leds and constant current drivers. Answered

I have a 12v 16amp power supply and i need to hook up 6 10w leds together along with cooling fans/heatsinks and constant current drivers.

Its my understanding that i need 6 constant current drivers. one for each led to prevent overheating.

i can hook up one no problem but how do i connect all 6 together with the 12v 16amp power supply in parallel?

if i was using a resistor it would only have to connect it to the positive side of the power supply in parallel but as u can seen in the pic the cc driver have neg/pos on both sides.

im making an aquarium light.

I have

6 heatsinks and fans 12v

6 10W Constant Current LED Driver DC9-24V to DC8-11V 850mA for 10W High Power LED

6 10w leds

Specification(10w)
Model Type: High Power Integrated Chip lamp Beads

Integrated approach:3 Series 3 Paralleling

Forward Voltage: 9-12V(if use DC 12,Recommended Series a about 1.50 ohm resistor to use)

Forward current: 900mA Luminous Flux:

90-120LM/W Color-rendering index: 60-85 Beam Angle:

120 degrees Working Temperature: -20 centigrade to 60 centigrade

Color Temperature: Warm White: 3000-3200K

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You need NO resistors with these drivers.
Here is my final attempt to explain

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excellent
thanks steve
makes sense now with the diagram.
appreciate all your help.


Just wire them in parallel like this.

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so my cc drivers have 2 wires on each side is causing my confusion.

My diagram shows how you wire the supply wires of the drivers to the power supply. One way of looking at it, is there are 6 pairs of wires.

if i was using a resistor it would only have to connect it to the positive side of the power supply in parallel but as u can seen in the pic the cc driver have neg/pos on both sides.
maybe its not possible. maybe i need to have six sets of wires coming from the power supply.