Frequent question: How do I connect my leds strip to my mains?

How do you connect LED strip lights to mains?

To get your strip light working, connect the transformer / driver to the strip light ( extending the cable with 2 core flex if necessary). Then you connect your transformer / driver to the mains via a plug or direct to the mains and you’re away.

Can LED strip lights be plugged in?

You can easily connect two LED strip lights together, considering they come in reels with marked dotted lines for cutting the strips into the size needed. What is this? These strips can then be joined in two ways: Using connectors or soldering the strips’ copper pads.

What power supply do I need for LED strip?

The LED strip has a power consumption of 14W / m. 14 x 8.5 = 119 Watts in total. So you need a LED power supply (sometimes referred to as a LED driver) that can deliver at least 119 Watts.

Can I power 12V LED strip with USB?

So, in short: no. If your LED strip needs 12V, you need to connect it to a 12V power supply, not a USB port. … As @dandavis suggested in the comments, if you really want to power it from USB, you can get a 5V->12V step-up converter to get 12V from your USB supply.

What happens when an LED is directly connected to a power supply?

When LED is connected to a power supply with a voltage higher than its forward voltage, a current limiting resistor is connected in series with the LED. The current limiting resistor limits the current for the LED and regulates the difference in voltage drops between the LED and the power supply.

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