Powering Pixels - 5V/12V Shootout

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Getting power to your pixels can get a little tricky once the string gets longer than a controller can handle natively. Power injection is a trick to get past that problem.

Falcon Pixel Controllers: www.pixelcontroller.com
SanDevices Pixel Controllers: www.sandevices.com
MeanWell Power Supplies (from Mouser Electronics) - www.mouser.com
xLights sequencing software: www.xlights.org
Raspberry Pi 3: www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Model-A1-2GHz-64-bit-quad-core/dp/B01CD5VC92
Falcon Player Software: http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/Falcon_FPP
FM Transmitter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DSP-PLL-87-108MHz-Digital-Wireless-Microphone-Stereo-FM- Transmitter-Module-Board-/272315699393?hash=item3f6747d0c1:g:LKYAAOSw65FXqEq-

Chr istmas Lighting Forums:
https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/
http://diychristmas.org/vb1/index .php
http://doityourselfchristmas.com
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/
http://nutc racker123.com/forum/
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  • ozdragon
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    noticed you have 3 positives and yet only one negative. All that current will be limited by the resistance of that one negative wire. Triple them up as well.