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Introducing the CORSAIR LC100 Case Accent Lighting Panels- Mini Triangle


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Hey everyone,

We’ve got a treat for your system that further accentuates its glory – the LC100. It’s always exciting to see users personalize their systems to their preference, and the LC100 will further enable that. Here are a few quick highlights:

  • Simple setup, as each tile easily interconnects and magnetically attaches to your case – giving you the freedom to choose the placement, layout, or even three-dimension design of your LC100 tiles, adding a personal touch to your PC that truly stands out
  • Starter and expansion kits feature 81 total individually addressable RGB LEDs, as each tile is equipped with 9 RGB LEDs and sturdy, light-diffusing casing for properly blended illumination that smoothly works with iCUE's various lighting effects.
  • Easily customize your LC100's layout and lighting effects via iCUE with the included Lighting Node PRO (Starter Kit)

Click the following for more information: Starter Kit, Expansion Kit. We’ve put together a quick FAQ below.

Q: If I already have the Lighting Node PRO, can I only buy the expansion kit?
A: Yes, as long as you have an available channel. The Lighting Node PRO supports up to 18 LC100 tiles. You will be able to assign the LC100 tiles to your Lighting Node PRO's channels via iCUE.

Q: Can I connect all 18 tiles to one lighting channel?
A: Yes, but the tenth tile would have to be a main tile to power tiles 11-18.

Q: Is the LC100 compatible with any other lighting controllers?
A: Yes, the LC100 is compatible with the COMMANDER CORE XT and Commander PRO via the 3-pin RGB header.

Q: Will iCUE see my tile layout?
A: You will be able to set the tile layout by selecting the direction for each added tile. Please refer to our how-to video below for more information.


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I have ordered an expansion pack because i have a controller. After watching the video, can you tell me if the expansion pack comes with the Sata connector, or will i need the starter pack for that?

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On 2/15/2022 at 4:51 PM, t1971 said:

I have ordered an expansion pack because i have a controller. After watching the video, can you tell me if the expansion pack comes with the Sata connector, or will i need the starter pack for that?

The main tile that comes in both the starter and expansion kit has the SATA connector cable attached to it. You'll be good to go with the expansion pack as long as you have one of the compatible controllers already. 🙂

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5 hours ago, Corsair Albert said:

The main tile that comes in both the starter and expansion kit has the SATA connector cable attached to it. You'll be good to go with the expansion pack as long as you have one of the compatible controllers already. 🙂

Ah cheers, so just a sata splitter i need!

 

Is 9 the maximum you can run off one channel?

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13 hours ago, t1971 said:

Ah cheers, so just a sata splitter i need!

DO NOT use a SATA power splitter on any RGB devices. Ideally, don't use them at all but there are devices where you can "get away" with it.

RGB uses a goodly bit of 5V current. SATA power connectors are limited to 4.5A. Which means that putting RGB (which can draw up to that max amperage on a single connector) on a splitter is a good way to overload the SATA power connector. Example: 2x RGB controllers pulling, say 3.0A each on a splitter will pull 6.0A from the source SATA power connector. This is a good 33% higher than spec and an excellent way to either melt things or start a fire, neither of which, I'm going to assume, are your goal here.

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Something that is not clear to me from the (horribly worded) quick start guide, nor from the video:

Do we need to connect a sata power cable to BOTH the master triangle itself as well as the lighting node pro? That seems like overkill, but my best guess from watching the video is that that is indeed what it means. The quick start guide makes it seem like you don’t have to do that, though (although again in a non-explicit way). 
 

Edit:

To be clear, my question refers to the use case where we’re just using the one kit with nine tiles, not eighteen. 

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The video kind of contradicts the quick start guide since the quick start guide doesn’t say a single word about connecting the sata power cable attached to the master tile, hence the confusion.  The QSG made me think that the sata cable on the master tile was there just in case we needed to connect more than nine tiles.  I’m not sure why we’d need to power both the lighting node pro as well as the master tile itself when just using nine tiles, but the video does seem to indicate that we need to do this. 
 

Please fix the quick start guide to be consistent with the video, assuming the video is correct. 

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@Parmenedes: A full set of 9 LC100 triangles will pull 1.1A of 5V current so you can power it from the Lighting Node Pro. The SATA, in this case, is optional. But if you put more than 15-16 total triangles, then you start getting into an area where you may blow the fuse on the LNP - you want to keep in under 2.0A.

On the flip side, the power from the Lighting Node Pro is optional. If you power it from SATA, you won't need to connect the 5V power to the Lighting Node Pro and it won't draw any power at all from the LNP.

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