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Connector suggestions for wiring up RGBW (5 pin) strips


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For a number of my ceilings I have the 24V transformers and Fibaro RGBW controllers in the loft and a piece of CAT6 cable wired into the RGBW terminals and fed down into each bedroom.

Once in the bedroom the electrician crimped the CAT6 cables on to the RGBW strip lead cables. Worked great.


However, all my LED strips had a fault after about 6 months and I'm having to go round replacing them all (all under warranty thankfully!). Whilst replacing I'm removing the crimp butts.

What I'd like to do is replace the crimp butts with a plug & socket combo so if I ever need to remove them again in the future it's easy.


The traditional plastic terminal blocks are too bulky in my ceiling space.

The Wago connectors aren't practical for 5 wires.


There's a fair bit of amperage going through the cable when I bang them up to full RGBW bright white managed to melt one of my plastic terminal blocks as it was (stupidly) only 3A safe (!)


So I'm looking at other connector options such as ones found in PC hardware:


  • 5 pin SATA connectors - 

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  • PWM Fan Connector x 2 - 

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  • 6 pin PCi Express connector - 

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But none of these really tell me how much power they can stand before melt down :-S


Would appreciate any suggestions from experts :mrgreen:



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