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I have two strips of ws2811 leds (at least thats what I believe they are, got off ali express so not 100% sure haha)
And both are slightly different (although i think its just different coloring of the ribon part)
Im trying to power them from a raspberry pi
During testing of a short 5 segment stretch, i had zero problems, so I went to install the full length where I had planned (Outside on the stairs)
its about 2x 5m strips, broken into sections for the stair poles
(if that all makes sense)
I installed it and then was having some odd issues, so I went back to testing and found that after about 18 segments I started to have odd glitches.
Doing some googling, i found that the led strip was expecting a 5v digital source, and the raspberry pi was outputting 3.3
So I got a level shifter and that seemed to fix the issues
However when I plugged in the next segment I found more glitching.
It appears to be when I plug in a second segment that I have issues, and im not sure why
Im going to do some more testing and will post more findings on here as they come out,
Just looking for some more help and input from others.
hopefully to find something that I hadn;t thought about, or didnt know about.
Thanks in advance.