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What did I do wrong

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Joined: Feb 12 2003
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Location: Baltimore,MD


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Post Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:19 pm

a while ago i tried to hook up 4 LED's i used a wiring diagram that i found on the SG board but i dont remember whos it was....from looking at the diagram it showed no resistors so i figured that with 4 LED's i dont need resistor....well i wired them all up and hooked them up hit the swtich and they came on...i turned them off to get my digi cam...when i turned them back on the flashed and wont turn back on...i could smell something burning so i know i fried something...but what exactly did i do wrong
oceanmotion00

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Post Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:22 pm

haha you AGAIN with the posts!!!! it sounds like you fried them, even though there were 4 it sometimes happens. I'd put a resistor on it just incase, I mean good lord it's a dollar for 5 of them icon_smile.gif
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Post Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:27 pm

You probably wired them in parallel instead of in series...

Series should work like this:

(12v pos)-Ca-Ca-Ca-Ca-(12v neg)

C = cathode
a = anode

You probably connected all the C's together and all the a's together... Thats bad when trying to do them in series.
PTCruzr

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Post Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:24 am

Check out my wiring diagrams in the Diagrams section. Sounds like you wired them in parallel instead of in series.
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Post Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:10 pm

yeah, i didn't think of that... listen to them, not me icon_smile.gif
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