We keep burning out LED strip light controllers. Yes, they are probably cheap
Chinese made crap.
I am assuming this is because the voltage on the boat
varies so much between the mid 12.5ish and 14ish because of charging
and discharging of the batteries
. The controller came with a wall wart but we just bypass that and go directly to the ships 12 volt wiring
, which works for three or four few weeks.
I was wondering if someone makes a whole boat
12 volt regulator
? This would fix the boat voltage at 12.8 (whatever) regardless of the battery
voltage, as long as the battery
voltage exceeds the programmed voltage.
I assume this would be better for all electronics
on the boat.