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Offline Ulan

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« on: January 23, 2019, 12:44:30 PM »


The beginning of a strand of pixels is a female or male connector?


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Re: pig tails
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 12:50:25 PM »
I believe it depends on the maker but typically I think they are male. But many strands don't come with connectors on them so that you can do it yourself. They tend to be a bit cheaper than those with connectors already on.
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Re: pig tails
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 01:07:19 PM »
Yea .. I guess the female's have all the power ;-)

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Re: pig tails
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 02:26:40 PM »
male (just like an extension cord)
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Re: pig tails
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 04:25:10 PM »
male (just like an extension cord)

Ditto, you do not want any "hot" pins easily accessible even if it is only DC.
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Re: pig tails
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 07:49:53 PM »
I'll agree that waterproof pigtails are almost always Hot on the female end.

But, if you get JST connectors on some pixels, the standard is backwards - the Male end (exposed contacts) are hot.
JST connectors are not waterproof so not great for wet locations. And some are very poorly made with connectivity problems.


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Re: pig tails
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 02:50:38 PM »
+1 for female pins being "hot" prevents arching across pins if something is to hit them or they touch something conductive.  So, that would make the start of a strand female.

 

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