So I ordered pro expander with 12V configuration because the main power supply I use is 12+V but I realized after setting things up that the pro expander only outputs 5V for the board itself and the pixelblaze … but not the power to the LED strips (this might be a good thing to explictly call out! luckily i tested on a throwaway strip first)
In hindsight this makes sense because there’s no obvious hardware on the expander board that could handle converting 12V to 5V at a high amperage.
Sooo. I’m going to handle the 12v->5v right before the expander board power input. but I think I need to take the 5v converter off the board since i’m only measuring 4.5V to the pixelblaze if I feed it 5.1V at the input.
Is that all I need to do? snip off the 5v converter thats connected via three header pins? or is there anything else i need to do?