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Can the power supplies/drivers be remotely mounted?
My question is regarding both dimmable and non-dimmable drivers for Waveform’s strip lights. Can these be remotely mounted? How far can the driver be from the light strip (Film Grade 5600k)? I will need 4 drivers for my installation. How much space is required between drivers?
The difficulty with the remote mounting of the LED strip power supplies is that they operate on low voltage DC, so we do want to be careful about the distance between the power supply and the LED strip light, as they can be susceptible to voltage drop.
While we do not have an official specification, our recommendation would be to keep the distance between the power supply and the LED strip run to within 32 feet, as this will keep voltage drop to within 0.5 volts. This assumes that the system uses 24-volt DC and 16 AWG wires.
In terms of spacing, the LED power supplies should be provided with ample space around the units to provide sufficient ventilation and cooling. For additional reliability and safety, we would recommend using the junction box accessory.
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