- Dec 15, 2007
Wow! I never thought of the pollination aspect.. Thats impressive man. I dont blame you , sounds like alot of work for little gain.
Soooo.... figured I'd ask in here on the off chance anybody else is wondering..... when you're using multiple led strips are you wiring in series or parallel?Ghetto DIY'd some cabinets for the garden. All interior panels were covered in reflective mylar. The controller has been installed, although I haven't setup the light sensors yet. Day off tomorrow, so maybe then? Also filled the garden w/ other stuff. Mostly spinach (which was all presprouted in the fridge over the last couple weeks, but also a small container of thyme microgreens and 2 small containers of sunflower micros.
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Anyone w/ experience w/ strawberries? Even better indoor growing? All my strawberries are doing pretty bad. All the foliage starts to droop and eventually dry out. I repotted one yesterday and all the roots looked healthy. I know strawberries normally go dormant in the winter, but I can't provide them w/ below zero temps anyways w/o killing them. Not sure if this is the cause or not.
Worked on the electronics for the shelf I'll be putting in the kitchen. It will only be a single shelf for peas. Seperating the red and white LED channels so I can control the them individually. Mostly the same electronics as the other, but a cheaper Mean Well LRS-350-24 instead. LED mount is made out of tin flashing .
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No, the plan is to power them with the same 12V wall wart that I'm powering the led bar on the printer with. So if I'm understanding you correctly... the way these are wired up I only need to select one set of contacts anywhere on the strip and I can then go to any set of contacts on the next strip? Repeat as necessary (going negative to positive from each strip)?What voltage are the LED strips and what is the voltage of the PSU?
All these LED strips run in parallel. The +/- run across the entire strip. The LEDs you are using are not very long, you'd be lucky if it pulls 5w total. It really don't matter where you are wiring as you won't suffer voltage droop.
If you look @ my pics I solder to the middle of the wires just randomly. It really don't matter. Although I don't suggest the edge as the solder points are half the size.
BUT if you are using 12v strips on a 24V PSU, then you'll need to run them in series as well. Once again it doesn't matter where on the strip you are soldering too. But negative on the first strip needs to go to positive on the 2nd strip.
If the strips are 12V and the PSU is 12V, then + from the PSU goes to + on each cut piece of LED strip. And - from the PSU goes to - on each cut piece on the led strip.No, the plan is to power them with the same 12V wall wart that I'm powering the led bar on the printer with. So if I'm understanding you correctly... the way these are wired up I only need to select one set of contacts anywhere on the strip and I can then go to any set of contacts on the next strip? Repeat as necessary (going negative to positive from each strip)?