I want my Arduino to drive a LED strip.
The LED strip in particular is the 3528 non-waterproof type.
To power this up, I need a 12V power supply.
My LED strip is going to be 5 meters.
Now my questions are:
Is it important on how many amps, my powers supply will feed? One guy did it with 12V, 5A power supply. Considering the length (5m), is a particular amperage value necessary?
Can I power up the Arduino Nano with the power from the power supply? Voltage wise, I am clear, since the nano can handle 12 volts... What I am scared of is the amperage... Considering that I need a particular value of amps to power up my LED strip, can the nano handle this many amps? Is there a limit to how many amps the power supply line that I will feed my Arduino has to be?