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post #391 of 399 Old 01-19-2014, 07:02 AM
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What gauge wire are you guys using to make the connections between LED strips and to the power supply?
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I think I used 16g from the power supply to a wire nut then 20g from the wire but to each strip.

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Figured I'd post a link to my movie poster construction rather than recopying everything over here. I may drop in some final pictures once I have them because not everyone will want to follow my whole process.
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Figured I'd post a link to my movie poster construction rather than recopying everything over here. I may drop in some final pictures once I have them because not everyone will want to follow my whole process.

No link posted. Do you mean the posts from #1228 in your build thread?

I find it fascinating how different needs drive very different designs. Yours show very nice craftsmanship.
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Yes, post 1228 (it's in the word link). Thought by putting that number in the link that it would automatically scroll down to post 1228. Guess I was wrong.

Appreciate the compliment. My frame doesn't have a lot of detail to it but adds just enough I think. I was lucky to come across this thread early on in my design process so that I could incorporate spaces for them in the wall that help keep the depth down and allow me some flexibility on material choices sense everything is not visible.
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Thought I would post up some final pics of my lighted movie poster frames. More information can be found in my thread.











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Awesome vanice - they came out beautifully!

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Vanice - Indeed Well done!!
How are the power supplies working out?

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Thanks guys! Cuzed - I did have one of the power supplies go into protection mode after about 3 hours of constant use. Not sure why it did it because I have ran both power supplies for multiple hours multiple times before this. I unplugged it, let it sit for the night, and then tried it again the next day. Has been working fine since then. They do get quite warm but have plenty of air space around them to aid cooling. Going to keep an eye on them but I think they will be fine. If for some reason I have issues with that same one again I will probably look to get a 10A power supply so that I have even more headroom. I should only be pulling about 6 1/2 or 7 amps I think (3 1/2 strands of LEDs) so I really should be fine with what I have.
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