RGB LED - Upgrading a Y connector into a triple connector

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by jcloiseau, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. jcloiseau

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    Hello all,

    I have been scouring youtube and the interwebs for the last 2 days and I still can't find an answer or a similar project realised.

    I have a kit with:
    - 2M RGB 5050 60LED/m SMD STRIP
    - Remote control
    - 12v 2A AC/DC power adapter
    - circuit board / Y splitter that allows to power 2 separate light strips (with IR receiver)
    - circuit board /that allows to power a single light strip (with IR receiver)

    What I want to do:
    As shown in attachment, what I want to do is solder the 4 cables from my first "single strip" circuit board onto the "dual strip" circuit board to give me the ability to run 3 separate strips controlled by the same remote control and powered by the same AC/DC adapter.

    My concerns / questions with the below setup:
    - is there a risk of over heat and damage?
    - is there a risk of voltage drop on the 3 led strips (1x 40 cm, 1x 30 cm, 1x 110 cm)?

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    Thank you very much for your help!!!!