Wires & Cables for NeoPixel Strip
Use the following wires and cables for the NeoPixel strips.
- 2x 3-Wire Silicone Cable – 25cm long
- 2x 3-Pin JST-PH Cable – 17cm long
Solder Cables to Strips
Tin the pads on the first pixel in the NeoPixel strip. Attach the first 3-wire silicone cable to the first pixel in the strip.
Flip the strip over and solder the second cable to the NeoPixel strip.
Leave some space in between the two LED strips to avoid bridging solder.
Insulate Exposed Pads
Add pieces of heat shrink tubing to the insulate the exposed pads and wire. Slip the pieces over the cables and use heat to shrink the tubing. Repeat this process for the second NeoPixel strip.
Solder Wires to 3-Pin JST Cable
Measure, cut and tin the wires on the 3-pin JST cable.
Add pieces of heat shrink to the JST cable before soldering wires.
The wires from the two silicone cables are soldered to the ends of the wires on the 3-pin JST cable.
Use two helping third hands to keep the wires together while soldering.
Solder the two voltage wires from the strips to the red wire on the 3-pin JST cable. Solder the ground wires to the black wire. Then, solder the data wires to the white wire.
Insulate Exposed Wires
Double check the solder joints are solid in each set of wires. Slip the pieces of heat shrink over the exposed connected. Then, apply heat to the tubing to shrink them.