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    Question Basic Buck Puck Variant LED Wiring with a Latching Illuminated Switch

    Okay, here is what I hope is a correct diagram of how to wire up a simple LED saber with a illuminated switch. If it's correct I can make a few more pictures with different options, like a resistor, etc. It should make it so that when you push the button, the saber, and the button light up, and to turn them off you push it again. Am I correct?

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    Looks ok, although you might want to also consider having the LED terminal negative from the latching switch LED go back to the battery pack negative instead of to the buckpuck negative.
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    Id just run the Switch LED straight from the battery pack in parallel with the buckpuck. You wont get much of a result if you did it for the flickering effect. that, and the switch LED would tak part of the current going to the LuxIII making it less bright, which is not so good...

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    Like this then? I'm not going for a flickering efect or anything, just a simple set up, as I've never done this before.

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    thats correct, Looking good girl

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    Looks good so far, get more progress pictures up!

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    Your first diagram would work fine. no need to complicate things. The switch LED would only take about 20-30 ma of current so I wouldn't worry about it affecting the brightness of your main led. Most of the Anti-vandal switches are voltage hungry, not current hungry.

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    This may work but why are we tying into the buckpuck output at all?

    Just connect NO1 to LED + terminal and call it good eh?

    Or am I overlooking something?
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    I am so confused. I wasn't going for any special effects, so I don't know what is up about the "flickering effect". I just want a simple design. And now the buttons have changed, so do I need to throw a resistor in there, on top of the buck puck?
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    ok if you mean do you need a resistor between the puck and the led? the answer is NO... if your using accent led's then the accent led's will need them YES.. which one(resistor) depends on the accent led. i hope this helps if it doesnt then congratulations im confused now 2 :P
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