Tutorial Goals:

These are instructions for powering 12V LED Strips. As with any electronics, it is important to follow these instructions. These LEDs in particular can feel counter intuitive.

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Understanding 12V LED Strips:

Beflow we have illustrated the intentions of the labeling on the strip.

Appling 12V power to the +12V line will allow any grounded color line to light up along the strip.

However, though the fab labs usually correct for the print error by switching the colors of the wire leads, these colors are normally incorrectly labeled on the strip itself.

If you wanted to control these colors individually, you would want to control the ground lines using a MOSFET.

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Congratulations, you can now power your 12V LED Strips!

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