A high quality power supply that takes AC (the power in your house, United States) and converts it to 12v DC, a very common and usable power source for powering leds or other projects. With this particular power supply you must wire up a plug to the appropriate connectors on the power supply. It is very simple. If you are looking for something more plug and play we have other power supplies that you simply plug into the wall as well, but they are more limited on how much current they can handle. This style is much more common for higher current outputs. These power supplies can be referred to as switching power supplies and constant voltage.
If you wire a "single" led at a time to this power supply (all in parallel) you can run about 112 leds off of this power supply. Here is how we figured this number. If you think of a single led consuming 20mA and the fact that this power supply can offer 3A (3000mA) then you can divide out the numbers. We recommend that you run the power supplies at only 75% of their max capacity for longevity purposes, for your project and leds.
(3000mA/20mA)*.75 = 112.5 LEDs*
Please note that if you use leds that aren't 20mA this number will change. There are also other ways to wire them up as well that will allow different numbers. Please see the differences in wiring leds up in series vs. parallel. For all practical purposes if you don't have much experience with wiring leds and want to get things lit up quickly just wire them all up as suggested above.
1)100% full load burn-in test
2)Universal AC input: 110/220± 20%
3)Fixed switching frequency at 47-63Hz
4)Protections: Short circuit/Overload/Over voltage
7)2 years warranty
|DC output||12V 3A|
|Wave and noise||50mVp-p|
|AC input voltage range||85-132VAC/170-264VAC 47-63Hz|
|AC Inrush current||Cold-start current 18A/115V 36A/230V|
|OverLoad protection||105%-150% hiccup mode,auto-recovery|
|Setup,rise,hold up time||200ms,100ms,30ms at full load and 230VAC|
|Withstand voltage||I/P-O/P:3Kv I/P-FG:1.5KV O/P-FG:0.5KV 1minute|
|Isolation resistanc||I/P-O/P IP/FG OP-FG:500VDC/100M|
|Safety Standards||Design refer to GB4943,UL60950,EN60950|
|EMC Standards||Design refer to GB9254,EN55022 Class B|
*These numbers are based off of quick calculations, please be sure your power supply can handle your projects. These numbers are meant for demonstration purposes and we take no responsibility with what you do with them.