Originally Posted by martellmike
Your color controller is for red green blue. Only the rgb chip will work not the rgbw one. 12v red and black go to the red black inputs to color controller. Red green blue outputs each go to corresponding red green blue + sides of the chip. The red green blue -- sides of the chip will ALL BE connected together and connect to the one remaining black connector on the output side of the controller. I didn't check but assume the power converter (from AC
) has the correct voltage and milliamperage that the led
chip is designed for. Check this before hooking or soldering any wires together.
Thanks Mike! The chips haven't arrived yet but I'll give the RGB one a try when it does. I know the AC
power converter has the correct voltage (12V 10W) and is outputting DC0.83 amps. With the particular chip I ordered (see it here
) the amps are not specified in the description. I think I'll just hook it up and see what happens. I assume the worst case it is burns out the LED
chip and the controller will be perfectly fine, right?
My main goal is just to get an RGB LED
floodlight inside a Kessil A150 housing. I'd really prefer to use the controller box as I have already purchased it and mounted it and wired it in under my tank (along with the power converter). Obviously the RBG LED
strips would be a simple plug and play but they wouldn't fit in the Kessil and I'm adamant about using it!
As it stands my tank has an empty Kessil fixture hanging over it with the 4 cables hanging out of it - don't worry it's not plugged in! With my self-diagnosed OCD, this is driving me mad!
The chip should arrive within the next couple of days and I'll give it a go. Fingers crossed!