LED wiring - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
FABRICATION FORUM Let's see your ideas and work! :)

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-30-2010, 10:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,005
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to somebodyelse5
LED wiring

Ive seen a few guys on here do some pretty impressive stuff with LED's and was hoping some one could give me a bit of advice with my project.

Im planning on running either 10 or 20 Green LED's on the bottom of a skateboard im going to be making. I have the mounting figured out for the most part.

Im planning on using a 9V battery as the supply, but should I run them in parallel or in series?

Id like to do Blue LED, but cant seem to find them, should I stick with green? is green simpler? I know green requires less Forward Voltage.

This site shows them run as a large parallel composed of smaller series.
Image of How to Wire a LED Display: 2 of 2 images from Wiring of LED Displays Made Easy on Bright Hub

Any advice you guys have?
I have a basic understanding of circuits and circuit elements, but real world apps of LED's werent covered in my electrical engineering class haha.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-31-2010, 03:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,005
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to somebodyelse5
bump bump bump
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-31-2010, 06:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
EBAY... I can run a strip of LEDS for 48+ hours straight on 1 9v battery! I do it all the time with my ATV whip

24cm Car Green 24-LED Neon Flexible PVC Strip Light: eBay Motors (item 250641143295 end time May-31-10 20:04:57 PDT)

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-04-2010, 08:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,005
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to somebodyelse5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegas250RR View Post
EBAY... I can run a strip of LEDS for 48+ hours straight on 1 9v battery! I do it all the time with my ATV whip

24cm Car Green 24-LED Neon Flexible PVC Strip Light: eBay Motors (item 250641143295 end time May-31-10 20:04:57 PDT)

How much for one of those strips? I was planning on buying the individual LEDs and resistors from radio shack to wire to the the board.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
24cm Car Green 24-LED Neon Flexible PVC Strip Light: eBay Motors (item 250642856444 end time Jun-03-10 20:15:09 PDT)

you gotta click the links man!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-06-2010, 11:36 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,005
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to somebodyelse5
didnt even notice there was a ling in there!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors