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post #13 of Old 10-05-2012
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Re: Questions RE: Installing Interior 12v LED Light Strips

That LED tape is fine, just the way it is. An in-line fuse is always a good idea. To calculate fuse ampacity, check the spec from the manufacturer, several of the ones I checked were 24 watts for a 5 meter tape, which would be a 2 amp draw at 12 volts, use at 2.5 or 3.0 amp fuse. White LEDs are usually higher current - saw one on a quick search that was 14.4 watts per meter, or 72 watts for the 5 meter roll. That would warrant a at least a 7.5 amp fuse. I've actually had good luck finding low amperage glass tube fuses at Home Depot.

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