The following factors determine the length of tape you can run:
- Voltage: Be aware of Voltage Drop. Though this does not limit the length of tape you can run, it will lower the intensity of the LEDs furthest away from the Pixel Controller. You can also inject more power into the tape, which will resolve the voltage drop’s effect on the LED units.
- Watts: LED tape has a total Watt draw for when all LEDs are at full intensity per meter. Total Watt Draw per Meter / the Power Supplies capabilities = Maximum Length. You can also inject more power into the unit further down the LED tape.
- Data: Depending on the number of channels you can control from the Pixel Controller. Channels Per Meter / Pixel Controllers max channel = Length (in meters) that can be controlled. This is the only defining factor that cannot be extended.