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Offline Ulan

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power and wire
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:12:00 PM »
Ordered the F48 and a few differential receiver's and a few distro boards along with a few LRS-350-12 meanwell power supplies.

My question is on wire and specifically power.

I was thinking of using SOOW 16/2 wire to go from the distro to inject power.  I've read the SOOW is easy to roll up and great in harsh winters.

I was thinking of using SOOW 18/3 to the pixels or just buying specific lengths from Ray Wu.

I'm not sure about the AC side of the power supply.  Should I just buy a three prong exterior extension cord and cut it in half and wire it to the power supply?

Thanks for any insight

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Re: power and wire
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 12:44:23 PM »
I'm using 16-2 SPT2 for 10 Amp of power injection for each of my injection ports (3 amp upstream + 3 amp downstream + 4 amp of margin; 50 5V WS2811 12 mm bullets= 3A all white).  I'm using 18-3 S"J"OOW for differential receiver outputs and extensions.  I'm using 16-3 SJOOW 16-3 for power supply power cords with levitron screw on receptacles.  SJOOW and SOOW are really nice cords, difference between the two is SOOW is rated at 600V, SJOOW is rated at 300V,  SJOOW is a bit less expensive you can save yourself some money.  SPT2 is just a lamp cord with thicker more durable insulation.  Also rated at 300V and very flexible.

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Re: power and wire
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 01:11:17 PM »



Sounds like I'm on the right track.


What do you mean by "I'm using 16-3 SJOOW 16-3 for power supply power cords with levitron screw on receptacles."
I'm not sure what levitron screw on receptacles means?

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Re: power and wire
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 06:26:05 PM »
I use SPT2 16/2 for my power injection. Has held up fine in our winters in Wisconsin. For the power supplies I use the big box store 6' 14/3 3 prong appliance replacement cords.
Todd L.
Kimberly, WI

Falcon F16V3 F48, FPP, X-Lights, LOR, Pi 3B

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Re: power and wire
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 06:31:07 PM »
I use SPT2 16/2 for my power injection. Has held up fine in our winters in Wisconsin. For the power supplies I use the big box store 6' 14/3 3 prong appliance replacement cords.


Are the appliance replacement cords water resistant if the cord is on the ground?

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Re: power and wire
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 06:51:00 PM »
I use SPT2 16/2 for my power injection. Has held up fine in our winters in Wisconsin. For the power supplies I use the big box store 6' 14/3 3 prong appliance replacement cords.


Are the appliance replacement cords water resistant if the cord is on the ground?
I've been using the for 15+years. Used them with all my old LOR boxes and still use them with the Falcon controllers power supplies and power injection boxes. I do not leave the plugs on the ground, they are elevated on a block of wood but the cord is on the ground. 

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Re: power and wire
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 08:48:39 AM »
levitron is a brand name. Search on this from Amazon
Leviton 515PR 15 Amp Rubber Plug Grounded 125 Volt, 10-Pack, Black, Piece
Here is a picture of one i made.
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Re: power and wire
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 02:07:51 PM »
I use those when I make my own long cords. It's the brand my local home improvement center sells. They work fine.

 

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