how to run led strip with battery?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by sphenophyta, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. sphenophyta

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 19, 2015
    Hi all, I would like to know how I could run 5 meters of led strip lights using batteries or a battery pack? I need this to be as compact as possible so obviously a car battery is out of the question. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Rich2

    Active Member

    Mar 3, 2014
    Well you would probably need a battery holder that holds 8 batteries (if it's for 12v) and wire them into that. Red wire+ black wire-. you might not be able to source a single holder so you'll have to buy 4 pairs and wire them in series.
    D size batteries would last longer and rechargeable even better.
  3. MikeML

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 2, 2009
    Read the data sheet for the LEDs. It will specify the operating voltage, and the current per meter, foot, or whatever. Post those here, and we can recommend something... Your first post told us nothing very useful.