I got one of these 5050 600 led light strips , according to the numbers it uses 12V at and 95 watts per 5 meters, that’s equal to 7.91 Amps, and they sent me a HUGE 10A power supply, everything seems nice and makes sense however I just measured the consumption of the whole 5 meters using a multimeter and it barely uses 2 amps, I'm just confused.
It just doesn’t make sense since the pcb does not have the normal 40mils per Amp rule to have 12 Amps running through the strip they would have to have at least 480mils, and those are HUGE tracks, measuring half of the width from the led strip I can confirm its 242mils which would limit the current to 6 amps but never 7.61.
There are some new 5630 led light strips those are supposed to pull up to 144W at 12V, being 12 Amps but those numbers don’t make sense anymore, someone please explain what’s going on here?
Short version :
The light strip is supposed to pull 7.9A and is only pulling 2A from the 10A power supply.