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mikemoore84

Hi, new to the forum and this is my first project with Arduino.  I'm looking for recommendations on how to calculate the requirements of my little LED project.

I have a Uno powering 32 WS2812B LED's.  I've programmed the LED animation to a classic 2 "On" 2 "Off" chase for a carnival style sign I've made.  I understand the LED color plays a big part in the overall power usage. The LED light color is a few shades off white.

If I'm running 32 LED's and a UNO, how can I calculate the usage per hour?  I'm looking to set this up so that it runs for 5 hours from an independent battery.

Thanks in advance.

rtek1000

Please avoid private messages, your question may be someone's answer in the future!

larryd

Measure your maximum current draw, use this figure as worst case in your battery life calculation.


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