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Led tape under counter.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by foxhole, 17 Apr 2019 at 3:43 PM.

  1. foxhole

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    The boss want led lighting (12volt)under front edge of worktop, not a problem but there is a free standing oven and also a short return in the run, I need to be able to make two breaks in the tape to accommodate but still connect all on one supply.
    What options are available ? Can only think to join to short lengths of appropriate size cable and run around back ( or under ) oven and along return . But seems messy and difficult to fix under narrow overhang of worktop.
     
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    There are tiny crimp type connectors that close shut on the tape to make a circuit. The ones that I have used come as a pair with about 75mm of red/black cable between them

    I cut them in half and use ordinary chocolate block connectors

    You must cut the led tape where indicated- not at a random point
     
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    Or if your adept with a fine soldering iron solder a bit of small 2 core directly to the tape to connect the lengths together. Be sure to keep the polarity correct, the solder tabs are normally marked with + & -
     
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    Familiar with connecting , have even soldered off cut together to avoid waste, where can I get the red/black cable to join as it needs to run a couple of metres to get around oven.Any neat fixing options under top edge ( granite). Was thinking hot glue gun but don’t always get a stable fix with stone.
     
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    Multicolour ribbon cable such as this THIS can be peeled down to just 2 conductors, though you won't get black and red in a pair.
     
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