Updated Wiring Pro tips (markdown)

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Power injection is where you connect multiple wires from your power supply to the strip in multiple places, usually once at the beginning and once at the end. This is needed because the LED strips can only pass a small amount of current through them and you need to ensure that all your LEDs get fed enough power. If your LEDs are dim at one end of the strip or you're losing your blues, you should add power injection.
When doing power injection, make sure your [wires are rated](https://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm) for the amperage you wish to send over them. You should also check the [voltage drop](https://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html) if you're doing a particularly long run. As a rough guide, you should never use anything thinner than 24AWG wire for power injection.
When doing power injection, make sure your [wires are rated](https://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm) for the amperage you wish to send over them. You should also check the [voltage drop](https://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html) if you're doing a particularly long run. As a rough guide, you should never use anything thinner than 22AWG wire for power injection.
For medium-sized setups, fuses can be smart if your power supply is over 100W. Considering an inline fuse on each power injection line. Place the fuse right after the power supply. That will cause the fuse to blow if the power injection line shorts or if the strip shorts.