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Wrapping Twig Trees

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I have 8 6ft. trees to wrap. Has anyone done this with 300 lights per color? I get near the top and it looks like I need to add another string, but don't want to go over 1 amp per channel on my controller, any ideas?

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Not exactly sure, but I think Holdman used at least 400, probably more, when he added red and green to his. I assume you are trying not to over load a controller. You could always not turn on more than one color at a time if you are doing multiple colors.

I used 400 to wrap my artificial trees. I just had to divide them up, a few on each controller with other display items so I don't overload.

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VK you are correct; I don't want to over do the controller (although I know that it can handle the load)but more the circuit breaker. With all 8 trees lit up in one color with 3 strings it is a current draw of 7.92amps (.99amps per tree). With some of the fades and color runs that I programmed I think I will be maxing about 10-11 amps. With 4 strings lit up in 1 color the current draw is 10.56amps (1.32amps per tree) and with some runs about 12.5-13.5 amps. Its the 13.5 amps on a 15 amp circuit breaker that has me somewhat worried.

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I am thinking like Justin. If you are only hitting 13.5 amps at a few points in the song, don't worry about it too much. I am hitting 18 on my 20 amp breakers a few seconds at a time and I'm not too concerned with it. It's the prolonged current that will make them trip, and even then it will only be once you pass 15.

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