Hello, I am trying to setup a series of LEDs. And I am struggling with how to do this. I have a datacenter that I have been given the task of creating aesthetics for. I want to take a set of Individually controllable LEDs and use them to control a bunch of strips of non-Individually controlled LEDs. I have 5 meters of this strand and 5 meters of this this strand.
So basicly I would like to control the 5 meters of the (cheap) 5050 SMB LED strip with one of the controllers on the (expensive) LPD8806 strip.
My goal is to be able to give each rack a color at any point in time, but all the LEDs on one rack will be the same color.
I am comfortable with the programming side of things, however what I need help with is wiring them. Can I just use the 3 output pins on half of the LPD8806 chip with a secondary power supply (12 volt rail) on the second strip, or will that be too many amps through the chip? I welcome all suggestions and recommendations.