I have 5050 RGB LED Strip and an RGB controller (Something like this http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT%C2%AE-Waterproof-Flexible-300leds-Changing/dp/B00ASHQQKI/ref=pd_sim_MI_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KQRVAR859JNNWFDFDHG but bought from the Indian market at a much lesser price.)
I want to place this entire setup in my car and connect it to the Dome light switch. The connections are all easy as the dome light is already providing 12V. the strip has 300 LEDs all connected in parallel. And has 100 segments (3 LEDs each) where it can be cut without disturbing the strip
Now for convenience I have cut the strip into multiple sub strips (containing either 7 segments or 10 segments. to be placed at different places through out my car. The problem is with connecting them. The LEDs are already in parallel within each sub strip. Now I am worried that connecting each substrip in parallel to the RGB controller would require even higher current. The RGB controller is rated at 1.5A output. Should this parallel setup of substrips be fine? Or should I figure out a way to connect them serially to the RGB controller? so that it looks like an extended strip with wires connecting the sub strip.
Edit: One more thing, The controller comes with a 12V adaptor rated at 2A output. I am planning to connect the RGB controller directly with the dome light, Should I install some sort of protection there (to limit the current at 2A maybe?)