I have a LED strip (5050) and a sine-wave AC power supply of a sufficient wattage and the voltage regulated in a sufficient scale. What would be a good design of driving the LED strip from this supply? I want to keep it simple.
My idea was to:
- setup the voltage of the power supply to the level required by the output luminosity.
- include a rectifier to keep "no-power" time as short as possible.
- connect a capacitor parallel to the LED strip to prevent flicker and not to shorten LED strip life (because it's 50 Hz AC power). Is there a way how to calculate the capacity of the capacitor based on the LED strip power consumption? I know it has to withstand the max. voltage it connects to.
Is there anything else to make it better or more sustainable?
This is a minor importance, but the final goal is connecting several LED strips in series and the power supply would be 220V AC electrical grid. The circuit will be with circuit breaker and an Earth leakage circuit breaker.