How to connect the soft strip light controller to the strip light?

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When connecting the soft strip light controller to the strip light, you can follow the following steps and precautions:

1. Safety first: Before starting any operation, make sure to cut off the power supply to avoid the risk of electric shock. Use an electric pen to test whether the circuit is energized to ensure safety.

2. Understand the specifications of the strip light: Confirm whether your strip light is monochrome, RGB or other types (such as fantasy color, DMX512 control), because different types of strip lights will have different connection methods.

3. Power supply matching: Make sure that the output voltage and current of the power adapter used are consistent with the requirements of the strip light. The common operating voltage of LED strip lights may be 12V DC, and the controller may need to match this voltage level.

4. Wiring sequence: Monochrome strip light: Directly connect the output line of the power supply (usually red and black wires) to the corresponding positive and negative wires of the strip light. RGB or fantasy strip light: First connect the power supply to the input of the controller, and then connect the output of the controller to the strip light. Usually, RGB strip lights will have red (R), green (G), blue (B) and a common line (usually black or white), which need to be connected to the corresponding output of the controller respectively. Use clips to fix: Whether it is a single-color or multi-color strip light, use the soft clips provided to fix the strip light and the connector to ensure that the connection is firm and waterproof (especially for outdoor use).

5. Check the connection: After the first connection, carefully check whether all connectors are firm and whether there is a risk of short circuit in the line. You can use a multimeter to check the resistance between the lines, and then power on the test after confirming that it is correct.

6. Test function: After powering on, test whether the various functions of the strip light and controller are working properly, including brightness adjustment, color change, etc.

7. Installation considerations: Before formal installation, it is best to conduct a trial installation to ensure that all strip lights and controllers are in the right position, the wiring is reasonable and does not affect the appearance.

8. Waterproof and fixation: For occasions where waterproofing is required, ensure that all connectors and controller parts are waterproofed, and use special waterproof tape or sleeves.

Remember, if you are not familiar with electrical connections, it is best to ask a professional electrician or technician to assist in completing the connection and installation work to ensure safety and effectiveness.

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