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APA102 Led Strip on ASUS Aura?

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so my mainboard only has has the old school 12v-R-G-B Header and even asus` fancy RGB controller hub while supporting adressable LED strips only offer those 12v-Data-GND   3pin headers. 

 

now the APA102 has 12v-Data-Clock-GND. so right now im using APA strips for my desk and control them with a raspberry pi zero but i was just wondering if it was possible to get some kind of converter or use an arduino or something to get APA102 strips controllable by aura. 

 

 

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CPU: Delidded i7 7700k (watercooled) Cooling: 3x 360 rads by Alphacool  MB: ASUS z270i  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum  GPU: MSI GTX1080 Ti Aero @ 2 GHz (watercooled)  DISPLAY: LG 34UC88-B 21:9 1440p SSD(OS): Samsung 960 EVO 250GB SSD(Games): Corsair MP510 960GB SSD(Applikations): Samsung 850 EVO 500GB  HDD(Scratch): WD Blue 500GB HDD(Downloads): WD Blue 320GB HDD(Long-term): WD Green 2TB (external)   PSU: Corsair SF750 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 D Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: Logitech G513 Carbon

 

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6 hours ago, cluelessgenius said:

so my mainboard only has has the old school 12v-R-G-B Header and even asus` fancy RGB controller hub while supporting adressable LED strips only offer those 12v-Data-GND   3pin headers. 

 

now the APA102 has 12v-Data-Clock-GND. so right now im using APA strips for my desk and control them with a raspberry pi zero but i was just wondering if it was possible to get some kind of converter or use an arduino or something to get APA102 strips controllable by aura. 

 

 

3 pin ARGb uses 5V power, data and ground, same for the APA102 which has two data lines instead and 5V power. There would be no appreciable difference using WS2812S over the APA102 for lighting effects since you already have that option build into your controller. 

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there is argb 12v and rgb 5v but the stranded used in all mb and most controller is argb 5v and rgb 12v. if you infact do have a 12v argb then your going to have to get the power form your psu instead of the mb and connect the data in to that data port. the data out is for connecting another strip to it. so say you get anotehr strip you connect the data in port on the new strip with the data out of the old strip.

 

one other factor is not all mb or controllers work with all strips and argb devices depending on the pwm frecncy square wave. it might not work at all or flicker but worth a shot.

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22 hours ago, W-L said:

3 pin ARGb uses 5V power, data and ground, same for the APA102 which has two data lines instead and 5V power. There would be no appreciable difference using WS2812S over the APA102 for lighting effects since you already have that option build into your controller. 

yes sorry so the adressable one have 5v not 12 and can vary between 3 pin and 4 pin but mobos all seem to expect 3 pin.

im not looking for buying recommendations. the thing is i already have apa102 stripes that are left over from an old project where i controlled them with a raspberry pi. i was just looking for a way to recycle those :)

12 hours ago, thrasher_565 said:

there is argb 12v and rgb 5v but the stranded used in all mb and most controller is argb 5v and rgb 12v. if you infact do have a 12v argb then your going to have to get the power form your psu instead of the mb and connect the data in to that data port. the data out is for connecting another strip to it. so say you get anotehr strip you connect the data in port on the new strip with the data out of the old strip.

 

one other factor is not all mb or controllers work with all strips and argb devices depending on the pwm frecncy square wave. it might not work at all or flicker but worth a shot.

yeah i mispoke there i got 5v-data-clock-gnd ones and they work great for the strip around my desk where i control them with pi zero but im realising those are kinda nichee now. and most adressable ones use 3pin 5v and most non-adressable use 12v-g-r-b 

 

i guess i`ll keep them for something else at soem point and just get some compatible strips for the system.

 

btw does anyone know why its so hard to find 144/m non-adressable rgb strips. all the dense 144/m strip seem to be adressable. and non-adressable once are 60/m at most. but i have yet to understand why.

"I know its stupidly overdone and unreasonably unneccesary but wouldnt it be awesome if ..."

 

CPU: Delidded i7 7700k (watercooled) Cooling: 3x 360 rads by Alphacool  MB: ASUS z270i  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum  GPU: MSI GTX1080 Ti Aero @ 2 GHz (watercooled)  DISPLAY: LG 34UC88-B 21:9 1440p SSD(OS): Samsung 960 EVO 250GB SSD(Games): Corsair MP510 960GB SSD(Applikations): Samsung 850 EVO 500GB  HDD(Scratch): WD Blue 500GB HDD(Downloads): WD Blue 320GB HDD(Long-term): WD Green 2TB (external)   PSU: Corsair SF750 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 D Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: Logitech G513 Carbon

 

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27 minutes ago, cluelessgenius said:

yes sorry so the adressable one have 5v not 12 and can vary between 3 pin and 4 pin but mobos all seem to expect 3 pin.

im not looking for buying recommendations. the thing is i already have apa102 stripes that are left over from an old project where i controlled them with a raspberry pi. i was just looking for a way to recycle those :)

yeah i mispoke there i got 5v-data-clock-gnd ones and they work great for the strip around my desk where i control them with pi zero but im realising those are kinda nichee now. and most adressable ones use 3pin 5v and most non-adressable use 12v-g-r-b 

 

i guess i`ll keep them for something else at soem point and just get some compatible strips for the system.

 

btw does anyone know why its so hard to find 144/m non-adressable rgb strips. all the dense 144/m strip seem to be adressable. and non-adressable once are 60/m at most. but i have yet to understand why.

like i said your strips are usable just your going to need a 3 pin connector and solder that to it.

corsair uses the 5v data in data out ground

corair lian li bykski barrow argb pin out 3.jpg

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8 minutes ago, thrasher_565 said:

like i said your strips are usable just your going to need a 3 pin connector and solder that to it.

corsair uses the 5v data in data out ground

 

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i dont think they are the same

"I know its stupidly overdone and unreasonably unneccesary but wouldnt it be awesome if ..."

 

CPU: Delidded i7 7700k (watercooled) Cooling: 3x 360 rads by Alphacool  MB: ASUS z270i  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum  GPU: MSI GTX1080 Ti Aero @ 2 GHz (watercooled)  DISPLAY: LG 34UC88-B 21:9 1440p SSD(OS): Samsung 960 EVO 250GB SSD(Games): Corsair MP510 960GB SSD(Applikations): Samsung 850 EVO 500GB  HDD(Scratch): WD Blue 500GB HDD(Downloads): WD Blue 320GB HDD(Long-term): WD Green 2TB (external)   PSU: Corsair SF750 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 D Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: Logitech G513 Carbon

 

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