Hello again all! While not strictly about LEDs, I purchased these Anker external batteries for my Burning Man jacket project utilizing FastLED code, but it shuts down whenever connect the lights. However, I don’t think it’s because of low current at the start but because it detects a short. When use a multimeter on the + and - terminals of my lights there’s definitely a closed circuit, but not as strong as if I connect my leads together. I’m using 200 WS2812B’s with capacitors and power at every 40th LED and a resistor at the start. It works fine when I use regular batteries but I don’t think six AA’s (a pair of three AA’s in parallel) will last long.
Does anyone in our awesome community have a recommendation for portable power that’s not to smart for its own good?