Externally powered 192 led strip cosumes only 4A


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hi!

here, using blinkstick to control a long led strip of 3 channels of 64 leds each and externally powered by a 5V 10A power supply.

today, making some tests about power consumption, I realiced that the whole led strip is getting only 4A, while I guess it should be taking near 10A.

the led are bought from here

https://es.aliexpress.com/item/1m-4m-5m-WS2812B-Smart-led-pixel-strip-Black-White-PCB-30-60-144-leds-m/2036819167.html?detailNewVersion=&categoryId=200001051

where I can see that power consumption is 60mA per led.

the connection is done just like specified in

https://www.blinkstick.com/help/tutorials/blinkstick-pro-adafruit-neopixel-strips

with the difference that the three segments have the power connected in serial. That shluld be the “problem”?

thanks in advance.