I am relatively new to Arduino community and so far everybody has been very supportive.
I am planning to use a protoshield to power some LED strips. Now I know I have to have a DC Power Jack on the protoshield to supply 12V power to the LED strips, since using the DC Power Jack through the Arduino board would only yield 5V to LED strips (and that wouldnt work).
I was hoping to actually unsolder the DC Power Jack off of the Arduino Mega board and slap it on the protoshield to power the LED strips. Is that safe? Is that advisable? and will there be any problems or issues I should be aware of by doing so?
Thanks in advance!