1. ## Resistor Question

I've looked over FJK's "Down and Dirty" Ohm's Law tutorial, and I want confirmation on whether or not these resistors would fry my LED

(I'm using a tri-cree, G/G/W, Greens in parallel).

For the greens: 1 ohm, 1 watt resistor

For the white: 1 ohm, .5 watt resistor

2. Telling everyone the battery solution would also help them determine whether you are "wrong" or not.

3. yeah a 3.7V lithium ion battery. 1 ohm, 2 watt resistors (for both the green and the single white die) would keep them from frying, right? That's what I got from the "Down and Dirty" thing...

4. Those aren't the ideal resistors, though they will work.

5. hm... well for example I got 0.12 for the resistance, so should I round that to a .48 ohm 1/2W resistor for the greens and the same for the white?

6. The White is different, because it has a different Vf from the Greens, but you essentially have it right, now.

7. okay, so I re-did the math.

For greens: (I will be wiring the two in parallel, so I only use one resistor where they splice, right?) I will need one .48 ohm, 1/2W resistor.

For the white: I will need one 1 ohm, 1W resistor.

Correct now?

8. Originally Posted by Yorginsnarff
okay, so I re-did the math.

For greens: (I will be wiring the two in parallel, so I only use one resistor where they splice, right?) I will need one .48 ohm, 1/2W resistor.
Correct now?
You will need 2 resistors. One for each Green LED.

9. oh? In Madcow's video, he twisted the two positives and negatives together and just added one resistor...

so, then I attach one resistor to where the two wires splice, then put the other on the "bridge"of the PeX?

10. The way Madcow does it is not a way that I recommend. If you are still intent on doing it that way, you would need to double the size of the resistor.

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