Subject: Re: Best way to power array of LEDs?
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 8:14:58 -0700
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On Sat, 5 Oct 2002 7:28:15 -0700, C what I mean wrote
(in message <3GCn9.46845$xI5.8654@sccrnsc02>):
> I have never seen so many posts on a single subject that is such a no
> brainer... LOL
I posted the original question.
I am not knowledgeable about the requirements of powering LEDs (ie, I didn't
know that you shouldn't wire them in parallel).
These -- and I mean all of these -- postings have been helpful in many ways.
Usenet is, above all, an educational medium. Here I learned how to create a
constant-current source using to common transistors and a few resistors. I
didn't know this. Someone suggested using an LED controller, and while I
probably won't use this as a solution to this application (each controller
can handle only 4 LEDs), I have added this to my mental knowledge base.
While you may think that there's something inappropriate about brainstorming,
free-thinking for the benefit of the question-poster, I do not. I am glad to
have had all of these contributions, even on a topic so modest. Had there
been one post (yours, for example), I would not have benefitted from the
knowledge contributed by others.
Thanks to all.
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