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Pigtail extensions
« on: March 03, 2016, 10:42:35 AM »
Hello. Most of the extensions I see that are being sold shows them to be 5 volt. All of the pixels I have purchased are 12 volt. I am looking for 3 core 10-15 foot waterproof extensions to work with my 12 volt pixels. Can someone point me in the right direction as I have not bought these before. Thanks

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 10:52:47 AM »
Hello. Most of the extensions I see that are being sold shows them to be 5 volt. All of the pixels I have purchased are 12 volt. I am looking for 3 core 10-15 foot waterproof extensions to work with my 12 volt pixels. Can someone point me in the right direction as I have not bought these before. Thanks

Any of the 3 Core Waterproof extensions on the market can be used for either 5v or 12v.  Strong suggestion is to buy all of them from one vendor, as they may not interchange from vendor to vendor. 


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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 11:43:17 AM »
Hello. Most of the extensions I see that are being sold shows them to be 5 volt. All of the pixels I have purchased are 12 volt. I am looking for 3 core 10-15 foot waterproof extensions to work with my 12 volt pixels. Can someone point me in the right direction as I have not bought these before. Thanks
I bought mine from HolidayCoro, but half of them allowed water into the connector.

I have since went to these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VZOHVSE/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?qid=1457030421&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=crazyeve&dpPl=1&dpID=41jRVTCYN5L&ref=plSrch

If you buy your own cable you can make your own. You will most likely save money.

Just one idea.

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 12:02:15 PM »
I did assume that all 3 core connectors would work but wanted to verify before purchasing any. Has anyone purchased any from diyled express before? Price seems reasonable.

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 12:12:44 PM »
Diyledexpress is a good vendor but there pigtails will not work with other vendors and most the time they are out of stock when you need them the most.

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2016, 12:23:43 PM »
Diyledexpress is a good vendor but there pigtails will not work with other vendors and most the time they are out of stock when you need them the most.


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Maybe I will order a handful from Ray wu and see how those are

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 01:40:34 PM »
I did assume that all 3 core connectors would work but wanted to verify before purchasing any. Has anyone purchased any from diyled express before? Price seems reasonable.


I did. I purchased 32 Pigtails and unfortunately they are too small for the lights I am ordering from Ray Wu. I also ordered 4 sets of RGB from CreativeLighting to begin playing as soon as I get my F16V2-R systems. They don't fit these lights either. It's my fault for not knowing what I was doing. I believe 13.5mm is more of a standard for many of the rgb bullet nodes for pigtail fittings.


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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2016, 01:49:04 PM »
I use the 13.5 mm black one from Ray for everything. You can even buy his extentions and cut in two to get a short one for the controller and the long pcs for the pixels.

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 02:38:46 PM »
I did assume that all 3 core connectors would work but wanted to verify before purchasing any. Has anyone purchased any from diyled express before? Price seems reasonable.


I did. I purchased 32 Pigtails and unfortunately they are too small for the lights I am ordering from Ray Wu. I also ordered 4 sets of RGB from CreativeLighting to begin playing as soon as I get my F16V2-R systems. They don't fit these lights either. It's my fault for not knowing what I was doing. I believe 13.5mm is more of a standard for many of the rgb bullet nodes for pigtail fittings.


Ron

Looks like I will need to do some measuring before I order. Thanks for the heads up on that

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2016, 02:40:19 PM »
Hello. Most of the extensions I see that are being sold shows them to be 5 volt. All of the pixels I have purchased are 12 volt. I am looking for 3 core 10-15 foot waterproof extensions to work with my 12 volt pixels. Can someone point me in the right direction as I have not bought these before. Thanks
I bought mine from HolidayCoro, but half of them allowed water into the connector.

I have since went to these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VZOHVSE/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?qid=1457030421&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=crazyeve&dpPl=1&dpID=41jRVTCYN5L&ref=plSrch

If you buy your own cable you can make your own. You will most likely save money.

Just one idea.

James

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When making your own what kind of wire do most use?

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 02:41:49 PM »
I did assume that all 3 core connectors would work but wanted to verify before purchasing any. Has anyone purchased any from diyled express before? Price seems reasonable.


I did. I purchased 32 Pigtails and unfortunately they are too small for the lights I am ordering from Ray Wu. I also ordered 4 sets of RGB from CreativeLighting to begin playing as soon as I get my F16V2-R systems. They don't fit these lights either. It's my fault for not knowing what I was doing. I believe 13.5mm is more of a standard for many of the rgb bullet nodes for pigtail fittings.


Ron

Looks like I will need to do some measuring before I order. Thanks for the heads up on that


No worries. This is what I should have looked at before purchasing:
http://www.diyledexpress.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=37_39&zenid=c62af770dabe15ebb2c0ee8151e291a3


Ron

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 02:42:44 PM »
I've been buying 16/3. I have long runs. If you have short runs you could get by with 18/3.

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 02:49:51 PM »
I've been buying 16/3. I have long runs. If you have short runs you could get by with 18/3.

James

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Any particular place you get your wire from or do you just buy it from a hardware store?

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Re: Pigtail extensions
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2016, 02:51:01 PM »
Lately I've found the best prices on eBay.

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