Hoping for a quick sanity check. I am thinking I am attempting to juice too much power through my power shield with the adapter I have. Thoughts?
Photon in a Power shield outputting power to an LED Amplifier. The LED Amplifier pushes approximately 17’ of LED lights @ 4 Watts/foot for a total of 68 Watts at 12V DC. I am using a 12VDC AC/DC adapter with max output of 1 Amp. Is it possible that the LED Amplifier is requesting more power than it can get from the Adapter through the Power Shield? In other words, do I need/can I use a bigger adapter (1.2/1.5 AMP) to power the power shield or should I just say forget it and give the LED Amp a dedicated power source?
I know you can’t see where all the wires come from/go in the pic below but you can see how I’m using the power pins to power the LED Amp. I am just using a barrel connector to power the shield from the aforementioned adapter.