I see that there are a lot of experts on this forum, so I believe that someone will be able to help me with small LED lightning project (I have bought/will buy all components on eBay).
Currently I have the following parts:
- 5m LED RGB 5050 Strip, 60 LED/meter
- LED Controller (with 44 key remote) 6A Max. output
- Power supply DC 12V, 5A
I'm quite satisfied with it (brightness, colors, etc.), but I would like to extend the overall length to 9 meters. I have seen on forums that for bigger lengths of LED tape it is necessary to add amplifiers to compensate voltage drop on the end of tape. As far as I have seen, each LED consumes max. 0,24W. If there are 60 LEDs per meter, it means that maximum power consumption of complete tape is 5*60*0,24=72W.
So, to add additional 4 meters I need to buy several things
- Additional 4 m LED RGB 5050 Strip, 60 LED/m
- Amplifier For 5050 RGB, 6A Max. output.
- Power supply DC 12V, 8A (I plan to buy a bit stronger power supply).
At the end I plan to connect averything according to schema below.
My questions are:
- Do you think it will work ok (no overheating on any place in schema) if I connect it this way?
- Could there be any problems if I put a bit stronger power supply for first tape (I have read that the power supoply should be 10% stornger than the maximum possible power consumption)?
- If I connect power supply which has max. output 8A to controller which has 6A max output, could there be any problems with it?
- Generally speaking, is it a problem if you have weaker power supply than the max. possible consumption on connected component? I suppose that everything is ok if you have stronger power supply than max. possible consumption on connected component.