From: email@example.com (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: Wrestlemania Royale: Tantalum vs. Electrolytic Vs. Polys, etc.
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:27:02 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
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On 27 Oct 2002 16:39:12 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (N. Thornton) wrote:
>BTW dont put the cap acros the supply, it may object to that,
>depending how its configured. Put it across the LED itself, or better
>still half way thru the series R chain... you using a regulator? if
>so, more complications...
Hmm... not quite sure what you mean. Right now the
configuration is something like this
| | | | |
| R R R R
C | | | |
| L L L L
| | | | |
Which I think is what you are recommending against, since I
hope to use only one cap, where should I put it, since I can't put it
in series with any of the Resistor/LED chain, and putting it at the
end wouldn't be any different from putting it at the front right?
No regulators, I've gone the way of tapping the +12V line.
They sell these connectors that almost look like wire bolts(?) except
it's opened ended instead of a closed ring. Using that, anybody who
opens up a PSU can "bite" the +12V source which is usually a bunch of
wires with a bit of bare ends near the PCB. Secure with glue (I'm
still looking for a good one :D)
It's also cheaper than a regulator chip, without me having to
worry about resistors (750 ohms does all for +12V) and worrying about
overloading the VR. :D
>I wouldnt bother about it. At some point you got to ask yourself what
>life is all about, and what you want to do with your time, one LEd
>project or 10 projects that flicker occasionally.
>And to think you're doing all this for 3 USD! Good luck.
Well, if I'm going to do something, I'd like to try to make it as good
as I can. Plus what I do now, may not be significant for this thing,
but who knows what I might try next? What I left out or ignore now
could become a big headache say if I did the same while making my own
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