How to choose connectors for led strip lights?

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There are broad category of led tape lights that includes all different PCB width, color temperature, IP rating. Are there any led tape connectors compatible for them? Follow us through this post for the available connectors on the market.

1. Snap Down Connectors

The connectors are quite useful and much easier than soldering, good quality with different width. it’s easy to use for a DIY project, just plug in the led tape under two tabs ,make the tape under the metal connectors ,then close the plastic cover.

SR series connector are specially designed for non-waterproof LED strips. The built-in elastic pin will press the pad when the LED strip is inserted, the connection only needs to be inserted and pressed. The connector uses a V-shaped pin with a center hole, and the contact point of the pad is twice as much as that of similar products on the market. This design reduces resistance and spark discharge, making the connection more stable and secure. By adding metal teeth to the cover, the connector can better secure the LED strip.

Also the connectors is better choice than a 90 degree connectors since they’re easier to work with and provide more flexibility.

Workable for Non-waterproof led strip only:

  • 2 pin, 8mm & 10mm wide PCB, 30-120leds/m, single color led strip
  • 4pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-60leds/m, RGB led strip
  • 5pin, 12mm wide PCB, 30-60leds/m, RGBW led strip

2. Hippo Connectors

Hippo Connectors are an excellent and reliable way of joining LED tape to tape or tape to cable. Simply select the correct size Hippo connector, insert the tape and close the connector until it latches. This will make a strong physical and electrical connection ensuring a reliable joint.

We have Hippo connectors that can be used with IP20, non-water resistant tape and versions for IP62/IP65/IP67/IP68 water resistant tape. They are available in 2 pin (for single colour strips), 3 pin (for dual color strips) 4 pin (for RGB strips) and 5 pin (for RGBW or RGBWW strips). They are also available in a strip to strip version or a strip to wire version. The strip to strip Hippo connector connects 2 LED tapes together and doesn’t leave a gap. While the strip to wire Hippo connector allows you to connect an input or output cable to an LED tape that you’ve cut. You can use flat or rounded cables, and cables can be stranded. This design allows you to quickly add a connecting cable to the length you need.

Hippo LED tape connectors help to speed up installation times, avoid wastage of LED tape and provide more flexibility during installs. For bends and corners we also have some L shaped connections that fit into the Hippo connectors. Using two strip to strip connectors you can create flat corners.

Hippo LED tape connectors are available for led strip with different IP ratings, pls check below detail.

2.1 NL Series for IP20 Non-waterproof strip:

  • 2 pin, 8mm & 10mm wide PCB, 30-240leds/m, Single color led strip
  • 3 pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, Dual color led strip
  • 4pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, RGB led strip
  • 5pin, 12mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, RGBW led strip
10mm Rgb Led Strip Lights Connector Ld Nl1004 Ld Nl1014

2.2 ND Series for IP62 led strip with silicone coating (silicone gel):

  • 2 pin, 8mm & 10mm wide PCB, 30-240leds/m, Single color led strip
  • 3 pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, Dual color led strip
  • 4pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, RGB led strip
  • 5pin, 12mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, RGBW led strip
8mm White Led Strip Lights Connecto

2.3 NS Series for IP65/66 led strip with silicone sleeve:

 

  • 2 pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-120leds/m, Single color led strip
  • 4pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-60leds/m, RGB led strip
10mm Rgb Led Strip Connector

2.4 NB Series for IP67/68 led strip with solid tube:

  • 2 pin, 8mm & 10mm wide PCB, 30-120leds/m, Single color led strip
  • 3 pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, Dual color led strip
  • 4pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-90leds/m, RGB led strip
ip68 solid tube waterproof led strip connector

3. COB LED Strip Connector

This is a brand new connector specially designed for COB led strip lights, it can get rid of the dark area by the improved design. In addition, this connector is smaller and can be flexibly installed in a compact aluminum profiles.

Workable for Non-waterproof COB led strip only:

  • 2 pin, 8mm & 10mm wide PCB

4. Strip to USB Adaptive Connector

led strip to usb connector

LED Strip to USB Adaptive Connector is made to connect strip light to DC5V USB port on TV, Charger, Power Bank, Computer and Laptop etc. We have models covering all workable tape light model.

5. Corner connectors

led strip conner connector

LED Strip Light Corner Connector (also called LED strip shape connector) is a kind of pcb angle connector to make strip connection at corners. As a solution to extend flexible LED strip lighting to different direction, the corner connector have L shape(90 degree), T shape and cross (+) shape for option coming with both FPC and injection (plastic housing) as material. Each shape includes 8mm, 10mm and 12mm covering single color, dual color CCT, RGB and RGBW/RGBY.

Workable for Non-waterproof led strip only:

  • 2 pin, 8mm & 10mm wide PCB, 30-120leds/m, single color led strip
  • 4pin, 10mm wide PCB, 30-60leds/m, RGB led strip
  • 5pin, 12mm wide PCB, 30-60leds/m, RGBW led strip

6. solder-Free, the using of LED strip connectors

SR series – Snap Down Connectors using a V-shaped pin with a center hole, and the contact point of the pad is twice as much as that of similar products on the market. 

Hippo NL Series – Non-Waterproof Connectors are an excellent and reliable way of joining IP20 LED strip to strip or strip to cable.

Hippo ND Series – IP62 silicone glue LED strip connectors are an excellent and reliable way of joining LED strip to strip or strip to cable.

Hippo NS Series – IP65 silicone sleeve LED strip connectors are specially designed for silicone sleeve led strip. Simply select the correct size NS connector, insert the tape and close the connector until it latches. 

Hippo NB Series – IP68 LED strip connectors are specially designed for solid silicone tube led strip. Simply select the correct size connector, insert the tape and close the connector until it latches. 

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