So here's my kit so far, I'm waiting on the LED's any day now from ali on 10 day delivery from BTF.
SK9822 5m 60 IP30 https://www.aliexpress.com/ite…0423126.96.36.199da64c4dDn5eC2
RASPI 3 - This had it's micro USB POWER socket snapped off, and has been working fine over a year, but soldered to board lost it's protection, blade fuse??
S-100-5 PSU 240V>5V DC 20A 100W Meanwell STYLE of cage but unbranded. Tested at 5.1v, there is an adjuster.
4K Passthrough Looper- I bought two identical units (outside identical) one being half price of the other! totally different boards. Will attach pic.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pr…tle_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ~around the £40 mark.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pr…_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - £25 - 40, yet identical outside.
Blade fuse holder 6 way. 3 & 5A fuses suggested to me, but that user was using four separate strips not connected at corners.
So here's where I'm at. Wiring & blades.
1. The pi3 will be powered from the PSU, should I place a blade fuse on this of say 3amp, as it's hard-wired to the board as the USB snapped off. Worked fine on 3d printer over a year on a USB lead hacked off and soldered. I do have a zero W, but it's very busy with klipper on my printer and I daren't mess with that lol.
2. I'd like to solder the corners rather than fold over, but I'm happy for someone to bring me a benefit over competent soldering.
3. Most important, I'm confused on the gauge of wire, and where to place. The only user I've had a chat with was blade fusing four strips to the psu.
-I don't mind injecting power to 2 or 3 points or all corners as I've seen, but what fuse would I use for these? All same as it's a soldered 3.8m~ strip (55" Tv) ?
Every chart and calc I'm coming out with at a rough guess of 230 of the 60/m sk9822's comes out with 12guage-16 gauge. Is 12 gauge not a nightmare to solder on a strip??
-While I'm here, I see pin 18 used for most, but 9822's have a CLOCK wire, is there a common pin used for that before my Pi goes >poof!<
4. Is there any way to shut this down/smart plug for the PSU usage anyone has with success? I'm on hubitat also, if that matters.
-I'm sure most smart plugs (I have wifi and zigbee) can only handle 10A? Is there a high-amp sonoff etc?
I really appreciate anyone taking time to read this and any response to ANY points. All the gear, no idea. I can handle all the software problems it may throw at me, but safety is an obvious priority with kids about and I work away a lot. All connections will be insulated/hot glued etc.