I have 2 ESP8266 boards running 700 leds each. The first board is running lights across the first floor of my house the the data wire is connected directly to the D4 pin on the board and all works without issue.
The problem I am having is the second board is to run lights on the upper level of the house and I need to have a long data wire (over 10M) to reach the first strip. The data cable I am using is 14 AWG.
Both boards are sitting in my garage and the lights are outside.
I have read that when using a long data wire I need to add a level shifter, which I have done. When putting an LED strip directly off the level shifter everything works. However, when I add my 10+ meter data cable I run into the issue where the board will not boot up.
I have tried with and without the 470 Ohm resistor as I have seen mentioned in other questions.
I am new to all of this and am not sure what I am missing?
I am also attaching my wiring diagram.
Here is the level shifter that I am using: