I have a monochrome LED strip of six meter length installed in some indoor furniture.
The manufacturer used a very under-dimensioned power supply that "died" after half an hour of use.
Unfortunately I have no documentation of the LED strip.
Below is a picture of the LED strip.
The manufacturer foresaw to connect the LED strip with the power supply from two ends of the LED strip forming a loop - see the second picture (possibly to have enough brightness over the whole length of the strip). I would like to keep this design.
I would like to buy a suitable power supply but am unsure about the power consumption of the LED strip. Additionally I would like to be able to dim the LED strip.
I have the following questions:
How can I design the power supply without knowing the LED strips consumption?
Additionally I want to dim the LED strip. Is this possible with every LED strip?
I could imagine that the manufacturer thought to create a very intimate light atmosphere by using an under-dimensioned power supply. After complaining to the seller, I was informed that the manufacturer stopped equipping this kind of furniture with LED strips.