Hi guys...ok here's what I've done...I have run a string of 4 of these (9W,12W, &15W) in my shop...NO issues with heat...nothing. I measured the output of the drivers and here's what I found...
9W- 5-9V DC with ALL 700mA -checked about 7 different lights
12W- 5-9V DC with ALL 950mA-checked about 5
15W- 5-9V DC with ALL 1200mA-checked about 8
Everything I read on the internet
tells me the amperage is the critical part of the equation. So, I have found drivers for the 9W LED's...when I get them I will connect a string of 4 and see how well they work, check for heat etc. I hope to have the 12 and 15 Watt drivers by then so I can run a circuit just like the one that will be in my boat to see how it works.
Each side of my boat will have a separate circuit ith 2-12W, 2-9W &1-15W LED's. My electronics
friends tell me 1 circuit is sufficient for both sides...what do you guys think??
I have made a 30W LED light as well...These are BRRIIIGHT!!! the flimsy driver overheated so I have ordered a few of these drivers as well. I have a ton of ideas to install all LED's on my sailboat...and it will happen but after I test it all out first. all_as@hotmail
Email me and I can send you some pix of all my projects. Hey, maybe you'll see something you like and it'll help you...I am not an engineer
, but I have built quite a few things in my time...
Thanks to all of you for the support...If you see anything I should know or I am overlooking...PLEASE...gimme a holler...
Be safe and happy with wind
in yer sails