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Hello All, was wondering if someone could help me with some questions I have about the 5 LT.

Was looking online and I believe its rated at 1.6 amps per channel, is this correct? I have 10 .30 amp fans to connect and want to make sure since there are only 4 channels.

Was also reading something about led and rgb control. If this is correct can someone shed some light on this subject? I think it said 2 channels for leds, and want to make sure. If leds are controllable, do they simply on and off or can voltage be varied to dim lighting?

Thanks in advance. thumb.gif
   
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Hello All, was wondering if someone could help me with some questions I have about the 5 LT.

Was looking online and I believe its rated at 1.6 amps per channel, is this correct? I have 10 .30 amp fans to connect and want to make sure since there are only 4 channels.

Was also reading something about led and rgb control. If this is correct can someone shed some light on this subject? I think it said 2 channels for leds, and want to make sure. If leds are controllable, do they simply on and off or can voltage be varied to dim lighting?

Thanks in advance. thumb.gif


If I recall correctly, Shoggy said the max for a channel was 1.65A, but that the total for all 4 channels was 5A.

Keep in mind that the 5 series gets hot quickly at mid range output voltages, so be sure to use the passive heatsink at a minimum, or opt for the water block if you plan to push it.

If you need to have 2 chans more loaded than the others, use 1 and 4 for the heavier loads, as that will take most advantage of the heatsink, especially if using the passive one.


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post #403 of 10729
Thanks IT Diva. That 5 amp tidbit is some good info. The fans Im planning on running equal 3 amps so it would be good.

Any idea about the led and rgb led control? I looked though a manual listed on their site and it said something about this.
   
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There's 2 2Pin PWM Headers for LED's. Each header can handle 1A. The actual RGB header can only handle one rgb led or 3 single color led's unless you buy the rgb amp that jeak from the aquacomputer forums makes.

    
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There's 2 2Pin PWM Headers for LED's. Each header can handle 1A. The actual RGB header can only handle one rgb led or 3 single color led's unless you buy the rgb amp that jeak from the aquacomputer forums makes.

You ended up getting one of the Jeak amps correct? How did that work out for you? Been debating getting one... I need to light up this sexy window in an epic fashion.

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There's 2 2Pin PWM Headers for LED's. Each header can handle 1A. The actual RGB header can only handle one rgb led or 3 single color led's unless you buy the rgb amp that jeak from the aquacomputer forums makes.

Thanks

I wonder how much an led strip is. Going to have to research that.

What is this amp you speak of?
   
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post #407 of 10729

The Jeak Amp works amazing. It has headers for 3 RGB Strips. It works real well with the Aquaero at mixing colors too. 

 

It gets it's power from Molex, so no worries about overloading the headers. I can run my full 5Meter 5050 strip off one header. 

 

@sinnedone Search "SMD 5050 300 RGB" on amazon or ebay. You can get full kits for less than 20 bux wth the remote & power supply. You have to PM Jeak on the AC forums to get the amp. I think i payed like 25 altogether for the amp. Like 17 for the amp + paypal & shipping to the US

    
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Definitely going to hit him up. I really like how you can daisy chain them! Now I just gotta order some PWM headers, & some extra 26AWG.
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He actually ships the amp with 3 PWM connectors and the pins for em so you can plug in your RGB Strips. He also sells RGB Strips if you wanna save some time. I had one already so don't know how much he charges for em.

    
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I still have ~10ft of some non-insulated RGB Stripping, but it is rather meh... I will have to see which strips, & @ w/ $.

The main thing i'm looking to do is light up that window w/ RGB LEDs. The Acrylic man drilled 8 holes, 2x on each side... Will likely be a bit over kill. tongue.gif

oh, and hopefully the bridges i have will still work through the amp, i don't see why not though. I have 6 strips all linked up with 5x bridges.
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