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Thread: Adding wiring in line of pixel string

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    Nov 2016
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Default Adding wiring in line of pixel string

    This may be a stupid question, but nonetheless, one I have to ask myself since it came up. I want to span some minitrees over a pixel string to have one connection for multiple. At 3 inch spacing, that's not enough slack between the mini trees. If I were to solder in 3 wires to the 3 pixel string wires in between the trees... Effectively adding 6 to 8 inches of wire in line without a pixel, does that work? Or will it break something?

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    Sydney. Aus
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    Default Re: Adding wiring in line of pixel string

    that will work fine. Use an appropriate gauge wire and make sure you insulate your joins.
    Where issues arise doing this is when the distance between the pixels gets too large and the signal gets degraded ( metres not inches so you are fine ) or if the overall length of the string gets too long and you start having voltage drop issues where the pixels down the far end of the string end up a pinky colour when they should be full white, and again for the additional length you are adding you wont have an issue.


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