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RGBW - Connection


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Hi,

I am a newbie but eager to understand and learn the HC2 which I have found to be impressive after only a few days exploring.

I want to experimentally connect the RGBW to a 5mtr LED strip that arrived with its own 12V power supply and a 240 volt plug. I have found and understood how to add the module as a device into the HC2. No problem there. I can see that I will need to connect the RGBW wires into the corresponding colour connectors on the RGBW Fibaro module. I can see where I can get the 12v DC and where it needs to be connected same as the ground or negative. What I dont get is the IN1 - IN4? 

All I want to do is simply see my Iphone APP control the strip, change colour, change intensity, turn on turn off.

So I am thinking short all 4 "IN" ports to ground?

Short only one "IN" port to ground?

Any help on this would be appreciated, thanks

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Leave the IN1-4 ports unconnected.

 

The RGBW module can be used as an output module as well as an input module using the inputs for 0-10 V sensors and other things. Have you read the manual? 

 

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  • Yes I read the manual..for a newbie it was misleading, as no where did it say leave the IN pins disconnected. Your plain and simple answer was all I needed. Thanks!

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  • Still not working. The LED strip has 4 pin connections that I have assumed is Red Green Blue White.

    I have simply wired these pins to the Fibaro RGBW modules  colour terminals.

    I have a 12VDC positive and negative feed connected to the GND and +tive terminal

    I have left the 4 IN terminals unconnected.

    The wiring diagram in the Fibaro RGBW manual shows a link from the +tive terminal to a +positive 12VDC pin on the flex shown in the diagram. 

    My LED flex only had 4 connection pins?

    The diagram also shows the GND switched to the IN terminal as momentary. I didnt do this either.

     

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  • Hi fkruis

     

    Thanks  for the help....I have 12volts to the RGBW but you are right I havnt got 12 volts direct to the strip. Exactly which of the 4 pins  do I connect the -tive and +tive 12 volts to if the pins are already red, green, blue and white?

     

    Have I incorrectly assumed that the 4 strip pins are to be wired to the 4 colour terminals on the RGBW module?

     

    Sorry to appear dumb but I could really use some exact instructions please

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    Guest fat

    Looks like you have an RGB strip, not an RGBW strip. The black wire should be the one that needs to get fed with 12v DC

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  • Thanks "fat" you sure helped me with this! Working like a charm and Ive learnt thanks to you and this forum

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    Guest fat

    No problems. Glad I could help. Now just make sure you configure the RGBW module as RGB

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