One popular project I want to do with my Arduino is to light up 150 LED Strip of 5 meters (WS2812B).
Here is my project:
So, I have a power supply of 5V 10A (ALITOVE 5V 10A AC to DC Power Supply). 10A because 150 LEDS of 60mA need 9A. But, 9A is a lot and I'm a bit scare to connect everything.
I pretty sure that my jumper wires will not like 9A. Here are my questions:
- So why tutorials and guides (see links below) don't care about wires when using 10A with 5V to ligths up strip LEDS?
- What kind of cables should I use to connect both the Arduino and the LEDS?
- 15 AWG seems big for that, no? I'm not even sure that 15 AWG will fit in the Arduino 5V pin.
- Also, I think it may be a good practice to put a capacitor somewhere to protect the Arduino. But where?
Here are the tutorials, guides and people talking about a similar project: