As described in a previous article, I’m investigating ws2812b leds provided with RGB123 board. These leds are providing a lot of light, which is a good thing but also require large power supply to light them on. As in my system, I want to control power to not overload the battery, I’m tring to predict current need and limit it.
In fact, the final equation is really easy to get. According to my different measures, the current is really linear for each of the color, equal for each of them too.
As a consequence, the final current estimate is :
I(mA) = 1 + R/16 + G/16 + B/16