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Title: pig tails
Post by: Ulan on January 23, 2019, 12:44:30 PM


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

Title: Re: pig tails
Post by: Xmas! 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.
Title: Re: pig tails
Post by: allknowing2012 on January 23, 2019, 01:07:19 PM
Yea .. I guess the female's have all the power ;-)
Title: Re: pig tails
Post by: mararunr on January 23, 2019, 02:26:40 PM
male (just like an extension cord)
Title: Re: pig tails
Post by: jnealand 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.
Title: Re: pig tails
Post by: JonB256 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.

Title: Re: pig tails
Post by: Kringle 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.