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Faulty LED Stripe? Please help.

Discussion in 'Hyperion General' started by CaptainHero, 10 June 2017.

  1. Noob

    Noob New Member

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    RPi3
    I have absolutely the same problem

    so sir, how you fix it? just adding the level shiffter?
     
  2. CaptainHero

    CaptainHero New Member

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    RPi1/Zero, RPi3, iMX6
    Well i figure its probably one of two things or maybe the combination of both:

    1. Added the level shifter into the circuit.
    2. Added another 5V line towards the middle of the led strip as well as also connected the 5V and ground at the end of the led strip. This way the current of 5V is consistant throughout the whole led strip which i believe is deffinately helping in that sense that the led strip is behaving/responding to commands better.
     
  3. Noob

    Noob New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi3
    Can u link me to the level shifter you use?
    BTW, I notice when I connect the 5V at the strip end to DO or DI in the beginning all the led is bright blue.
     
  4. CaptainHero

    CaptainHero New Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi3, iMX6