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Default Corsar RGB Current Usage

As systems get more and more (and more!!!) RGB, the load on the 5V rail on the PSU is becoming more and more of a concern. To help with planning this, I've put together this table that shows the tested current draw of the various RGB items in the Corsair ecosystem.

All values in the tables are milliamps (mA) - 1/1000 of an amp. Measurements were taken with an Aneng AN870 digital multimeter measuring the current on the +5V pin (pin 1) on the connector. Devices sampled were all full retail packaged product taken from my personal "stash". When rounding measurements, anything over 0.3 mA was rounded up.

When planning for power availability, I tend to look at the worst-case scenario - 100% brightness, full white. This ensures that there is plenty of power available. During normal usage, however, actual current draw may (and likely will) be different. So I also measured current draw at 66% brightness and 33% brightness (set using the brightness slider in iCUE) and also took measurements of the min and max current draw of spiral rainbow after a minute for each device. I also provide measurements of individual colors (Red, Green, Blue) at 100% brightness.

All White
 # leds33%66%100%mA / LED
ML-RGB4479013533.75
HD-RGB1214929043636.33
LL-RGB1619942063939.94
LL-SE (White)1616835454333.94
SP-PRO RGB810219829737.13
QL-RGB3418835553115.62
Strip1012524436736.7
LS100 Short1519036855336.87
LS100 Long2733965799036.67

Spiral Rainbow
 # ledsMinMax
ML-RGB46262
HD-RGB12188204
LL-RGB16270299
LL-SE (White)16230250
SP-PRO RGB8125137
QL-RGB34241242
Strip10163164
LS100 Short15234260
LS100 Long27429444


Single Color
 # ledsRedGreen Blue
ML-RGB4494949
HD-RGB12153153154
LL-RGB16228227223
LL-SE (White)16192193194
SP-PRO RGB8103102103
QL-RGB34188188189
Strip10128128128
LS100 Short15192192193
LS100 Long27343343344
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