So im looking at buying this: http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-Waterproof-Flexible-Changing-Controller/dp/B00MN6WTQC/ref=pd_cp_MI_1

Wont the 24v 5a powersupply fry these? The reviews are misleading. Is there a voltage regulator somewhere in the IR reciever im missing? Thanks

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ten bucks says these are 6 led per segment 24v stripes, not 3 led 12v strips \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Nov 24 '14 at 21:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ And amazon reviews get lumped in alot \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Nov 24 '14 at 21:05

Some strips come in 6 or 5 LEDs per segment like the one in the attached picture, and those LEDs are connected in series with a resistor (~330 Ohm), each color has its own power line and its own resistor per segment. So for such strip you need 24v, while more Amps will allow you to connect more segments/roles to the same controller.

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