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Led tape under counter.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by foxhole, 17 Apr 2019.

  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.
     
  2. Tigercubrider

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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
     
  3. mr_chaela

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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 + & -
     
  4. foxhole

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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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    I looked at that, and first thought was black is the wrong side, it should be before the brown, not after the white...
     
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    Depends if it it used for "logical" numbering 0...7 ( for 8 bit bytes ) or 1...(1)0 for wire numbers.

    I wonder if ever ther was binary coded cable Brown Red Yellow Grey ( 1 2 4 8 ) ?

    Quoting error corrected
     
    Last edited: 22 Apr 2019
  11. John D v2.0

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    personally I just soldered onto basic bell wire which cost next to nothing and works fine (it's above the kettle and hob) The good thing is it takes up very little space as it's very low profile.
    The only down side is you need a soldering iron and a bit of practice.
     
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