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Thread: How do I wire up this inverter, with an LED?

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    JaysFreaky
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    Default How do I wire up this inverter, with an LED?



    Now I know the white wires go to the Mono Jack, and the black and red wires connected to the battery pad are for the battery, but I have 2 extra black wires coming out of the inverter. I'm guessing that's for the switch?

    Now I just bought a green LED, so I want it to light up whenever the saber's on. Would I just cut the red and black wire from the battery pad, and solder the LED cables onto those, or would I have them to the switch or what? [xx(]

    Thanks for the help!

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    Okay, so I take one of the switch wires, grab the positive side of the led (red?) and then wire the negative side of the led (black?) to the negative battery wire (black?)?

    Would I need any resistor's or things like that?

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    depends also on how many volts the led is.and if you want the protection factor included. if you want the blow protection then i'd go with the diagram posted here:

    http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/sa...sp?TOPIC_ID=72

    that first resistor next to the switch should be the one you will need, i just dont know what size it would have to be, depends on led voltage. you could use the led voltage calculator to find out.

    im not sure on the inverter with the extra wires for switch tho. that is refered to in the other link. so you might want to follow that one instead.
    http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/sa...erms=el,wiring
    You dont know the POWER, of the dark side...

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    Let me wake up and I will go take a picture for you.

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    Alright, cool.

    EDIT: While we're on talking about this, what size hole is good for mounting the power switch? I've got every other hole's size figured out but that one.

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    Make sure you connect the led to the switch wire as I showed or your led will always be on.

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    What size resistor should I use? I've seen several so far.

    Here are my LED specs, just in case you need them.
    Forward supply voltage: 12.0 typ., 16.0 max.
    Forward supply current: 12mA typ., 20mA max.

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    depends on input voltage


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    Using a 9v battery.

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