Power Supplies (PSUs)
Unlike regular lights that you just plug into an A/C outlet to power them, you cannot light the pixels without power supply that converts the A/C power to DC power.
There will likely be one in every controller box, or an external one with a connection to the controller.
Switching Power Supply
This type of PSU not only converts teh A/C to DC but is responsive to the amount of power required by the pixels as they are turned on/off and more or less power is required.
Depending on the power need of your pixels, you'll need a PSU with the matching voltage. Typical voltages include 5 volt, 12 volt and 24 volt.
We use two types of PSUs as follows:
These are not resistent to water so they will need to be placed into an enclosure. A common version is the Meanwell 350 watt PSU. In additional to the PSU, you will typically need an A/C power cord to supply power to the PSU.
Holiday Coro sells a "rainproof" PSU that can be installed without an enclosure. The PSU has to be installed in a vertical orientation so that water does not run into the vent fan. We suggest providing some additional pretection from driving rain.
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