Help with LED strip PWM dimmer with Rheostats and toggle switches

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Ben Aiken, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Ben Aiken

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    Oct 2, 2015
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    The low down. I am building a wall mounted pc (backing is aluminum diamond plate) and will be adding led strips to the back of the panel to give it a floating effect like what you see people do with tv's and monitors. Since aesthetics are a big part of the concept I need a little help in achieving it. Building computers is easy circuits for me are hard. So please keep explanations simple. It took me 30 minutes to hook up an led strip with with a toggle switch to my power supply via a molex connector. That was just the concept part and making sure I completed the circuit.

    I= Toggle switch O = rheostat dimmer

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    The first toggle switch is to turn the computer on or off. This switch is subject to change.
    The other toggle switches turn on the individual colors (it is redundant as the rheostat dimmer would turn it off but for effect.) and the rheostat switch wouldn't work until the switches were toggled on. This would not be connected to the PC power supply because I want full control when it is off. Also I have not interest in controlling it through my PC or with a remote.

    Undecided and what I need your help on.

    PMW Controller Two options which would work best or is there a better option?
    https://www.pilotlights.net/4-channel-remote-dimmer-12-14vdc
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XE965RG...TF8&colid=27H5EF0OQLM7L&coliid=I3GVJ4UY8MESFD

    Layout

    Each channel has a + and - of the two controllers above but the RGB + white strips only has 1 - (black cable) How would it work?

    This forum is awesome and any help or advice and how to make this work is welcome.
     
  2. Ben Aiken

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    Oct 2, 2015
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    Forgot to mention the LED strip. I haven't picked it out but it will be 3528, 18 LEDs per foot, and at most 12 feet. I believe that is 6.5 amps as an estimate.
     
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