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How to choose a power supply for LED tape?

How to choose a power supply for LED tape?

Choosing the right power supply for an LED strip is crucial to ensure its proper operation and long life.

The first step is to pay attention to the voltage of the power supply, which must match the voltage of the LED strip. The most popular strips operate at 12V or 24V, so make sure the power supply you choose has the same output voltage. It is equally important to check that the power supply has the appropriate certifications and safety features, such as overload, overvoltage and short circuit protection, to ensure safe use.

The next step is to check the wattage (W) of the LED strip you plan to install. This can be done by adding up the wattage of all the tape segments you plan to use. It is important to choose a power supply with a higher wattage than the sum of the wattage of all the LED strip segments, usually 20% more, to ensure a power reserve and avoid overloading the power supply.

In summary, choosing the right power supply for an LED strip requires consideration of the total wattage of the strip, voltage compatibility and additional safety features offered by the power supply. By choosing a power supply with slightly more power than required and making sure that the voltage is appropriate, you can enjoy long-lasting and trouble-free operation of the LED strip.


Not sure which power supply to choose? Contact us, we will be happy to help you choose the right one.