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Thread: Help, 2 way switch + LEDS

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    Raw Wave Rob Withey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhantiflag View Post
    what size diode should i get?

    sry i didnt see that before....
    A 3 gronkel diode is best, but failing that a 1 splurget diode may just do. If you get the splurget diode, make sure it is a vertical and not a horizontal. Red diodes are best, but they cost more.

    Basically your question amounts to "how long a piece of string should I get?" It totally depends on the application. They're your lights, you should know how many there are and how much current they draw. Get a diode that can carry enough current, and reverse breakdown voltage that can handle the supply voltage backwards.
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    How about he use another LED so when it lights up, it's a good indicator the circuit is working.

    Heh... you need a 3-state mechanical switch of some sort.

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    thanks rob, i got it working :-)

    the diode worked perfect!

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    Variable Bitrate dhantiflag's Avatar
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    well here are some pictures of what i started....

    next is under the driver/pass leds :-)





    i got a little bored :-P so what...

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    Don't know if you still need this, but all you'd really need to do for this set up is get a switch that has 2 prongs for each setting (all the ones I have do?) and it should work no problem.


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