I'm using an FTDI adapter to power 6 separate strands of p9813 pixels. These pixels are located at least 4 feet away from the FTDI adapter. Each strand requires the single FTDI CTS out to connect to its Clock line.
The problem is that for each strand that I add, the clock connection seems to need to get shorter and shorter, roughly in proportion with the number of strands I hook up. So with 6 strands, I can't use more than 1/6th of the length I was able to use for one strand.
This is problematic because I need to run the clock lines at least four feet to the FTDI. How can I split the clock line to six separate wires while maintaining the integrity of the signal?
I'm using 24 AWG wire.