I would like to use 12v LED tape powered by an 8 x AA battery holder and switched with a motion sensor. This will be connected in my home 24/7, so I would like to know what precautions (if any) I should take to protect from fires.
Perhaps I just need to fit an in-line blade fuse holder to the +ve wire from the battery holder? If so, what is the safest way to wire this in without introducing more risks? Or perhaps there is a simpler way, e.g. a battery holder with inbuilt fuse? But I cannot find any. Basically, I want to minimise complexity to fool-proof the solution (as I am very inexperienced!).
Please note: I have considered rechargeable 12v battery packs, but I can only find generic made-in-China types, which have bad reviews and don't sound particularly safe, so I think I should rule those out. However, a rechargeable solution would be ideal, if anyone has any suggestions! 10 x AA rechargeables would be difficult as I can't find a 10 bay charger (in the UK). (LED strip states 6 amps max, but I only expect 1 amp due to dimming, shortening, single colour, and other people's findings).