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TUG LED's
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:05:41 PM »


Just had the LED lighting kit turn up for my tug from MMM.

I am right in thinking that the positive one is the longer spur, and the one the resister gets connected too?

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Re: TUG LED's
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 07:15:56 PM »

Yes!
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Re: TUG LED's
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 07:21:26 PM »


Thanks Mike, thats that the easy bit over with!
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Re: TUG LED's
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 08:06:07 PM »

Just don't keep the soldering iron in contact for long,the led's object to too much heat!  8)
The results are worth it though, here is the mast for a small German lifeboat I am building, all led's ablaze! ;D

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Re: TUG LED's
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 08:08:22 PM »


How bright are they!!!!!

Is it one resiter per LED, where have you hidden the wires?
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 08:13:12 PM »

And do you wire them one by one or in a daisy chain?
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Re: TUG LED's
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007, 08:19:40 PM »


How bright are they!!!!!

Is it one resiter per LED, where have you hidden the wires?

They aren't as bright in real life, it's the digital camera slightly over exposing as the picture was taken without any other light source.
I always use one resistor per led, I know it can be done in other ways but I am a great believer in KISS ( keep it simple stupid!!).
All the wires are inside the mast and exit from the bottom, the original fitting in the Graupner kit was solid plastic so I built a copy but hollow, all the negative leads are then joined into  a single wire and then each positive wire is taken to a switch bank and then to the battery to allow individual light control.
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Re: TUG LED's
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2007, 10:49:08 PM »

I use brass for masts, then solder negative to mast and make it negative return, it saves on wires in the mast, some mast won't take a +ve and -ve for each light any way, +ve go to individual switches. Negative to bottom of mast.
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