Trying to get started with the Arduino, so I'm trying to do something kinda simple. I'm following this tutorial: Build Your Own Dynamic Ambient Lighting For A Media Center
However, I'm still confused about one, most likely simple and self-explainatory, thing: Take a look at this image - is that DC connector on the bottom left the one that's one my Arduino? Do I simply have to connect the 12V wire from the RGB LED stripe to Vin?
After using google for a bit, I read this:
the diode and trace width are other limiting factors. The diode is rated at 1 amp and the board traces can't handle much above 2 amp.
Does that mean I can only use 1A because of the diode? If so, why does it matter how much the board traces can handle?
I'm trying to power a 12V 2A RGB LED stripe.
I'd appreciate your help and I hope this is the correct subreddit to ask that. :S