Use 5 Volt power sources ONLY. ViVi can pass-through up to 5 Amps of continuous current to power LEDs, so a 6A or higher rated 5V power supply is recommended.
The included USB-to-Barrel Jack cable allows you to power ViVi from a USB battery pack for portable use, or any USB port. USB ports maximum output ranges from 0.5A to 2.4A, so ViVi + LEDs may draw too much power and cause a shutdown or reset. Follow the power guidelines below to adjust settings to stay within your supplies limits.
LED Power Use Estimates (Amps per 100 LEDs at 5V):
|1A per 100 LEDs||Music reactive animations, 100% brightness|
|2A per 100 LEDs||Constant on, all LEDs, assorted colors, 100% brightness|
|3A per 100 LEDs||Constant on, all LEDs, white, 100% brightness|
Power consumption drops in relation to brightness, and it decreases faster than brightness, LEDs set to 70% brightness will use 60% of the power compared to LEDs at 100% brightness. So 100 LEDs reacting to music at 50% brightness will use about 0.4 Amps instead of 1.0 Amps if they were at 100% brightness.
A 3.5mm audio jack allows for input from a variety of sources.
A single plug for each output provides power and data to the lights.
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