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All articles still being worked on!
(full release to follow somewhere in the next few weeks after current board testing finishes!)

The QuinLED-An-Penta is an Analog LED dimmer/controller board which uses an ESP32 and PWM to control 5 LED channels. It’s built with high power handling for total and per channel in mind and does everything “the right way” including 12v MOSFET gate drivers, 2x replaceable fuses, handling up to 36v and a board current capacity of 15~20Amps with 10Amps max per channel all while being WiFi or hard-wired Ethernet connected!

It can run either WLED (great for standalone and phone app control!) or ESPhome and it’s the perfect companion for Home Assistant to integrate is as a whole home solution to run 12v or 24v LED strips, either high quality (CRI) white LED strips, multiple (CCT) white strips, RGB, RGBW or even RGB+CCT or whatever combination the 5 channels allow for!

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QuinLED-An-Penta DIY specifications page

DIY version

Hardware Guide
Soldering Guide
Pinout Guide
Board Dimensions

ESPhome example configurations
ESPhome font upload
WLED configuration and usermod

 

Pre-Assembled version
(Not yet announced)

 

DIY and Pre-Assembled versions

The plan is to first make a DIY version available and after that work on a pre-assembled version of the board. The idea is to have feature parity between these but there might be some features on one or the other version because of limitations. Also board size and layout can vary between the two.

Advanced DIY

For this board to design it as I wanted to have it I’m going to call it “Advanced DIY” since it won’t be possible to solder it together using a soldering iron.┬áIf you enjoy building boards yourself this can be a very nice project but I don’t call it Advanced DIY for nothing. While my previous boards where relatively easy to build and could still be done very well with just a soldering iron, this one is basically fully SMD 0805 size and you’ll need to work with a solder paste stencil, tweezers and at least a heat gun (do not solder temperature sensor with heat gun!) but preferably a heating plate.

0805 isn’t small for SMD and in my opinion it’s quite easy to work with all these techniques, but it is a little bit of a mind switch. Please watch the soldering video before jumping in!

A second reason is that because this board is 4 layers, it’s also more expensive to get the PCBs made, please keep that in mind!