Xbox Logo Led
Posted 12 December 2002 - 08:46 AM
Otherwise, yes its very easy to do your own mods and is the recommended way. Personally I think something that simple should be done by each person themselves. Something more complicated like a full front panel replacement is more of a mod that I could see being sold. Gotta get your hands dirty and some point in life.
Posted 12 December 2002 - 07:14 PM
Some older blue LEDs required more voltage than standard LEDs, thus the smaller resistor value in the plans, I would assume.
Posted 13 December 2002 - 05:45 AM
Posted 13 December 2002 - 06:20 AM
|QUOTE (reaven @ Dec 13 2002, 04:16 AM)|
Yes, that is a good site. The LED section is outdated, though - most new blue LEDs are down to ~3V @ 30mA, although there are exceptions. Some of the wild ones: ETG makes a two-lead, three-chip full color spectrum LED that features an integrated microchip. Simply supply power, and it slowly cycles through the whole spectrum of colors - perfect for mood light mods! Lumileds has a line of LEDs so bright that they can be used for household spot lighting. Nichia has violet and UV LEDs, not to mention their uber-cool 5mm RGB LEDs!! Tired of your blue Xbox mod? Just dial-a-color! Cost too much right now, though.
One other note about that page - it has a section that shows two super-bright LEDs in parallel, sharing a single dropping resistor. While this can be done, it violates industry best methods/standard practices as it introduces a greater risk of single-point failures and compounds any fluctuations/flaws in the resistor used. Not a huge deal, but as a typical resistor costs only a fraction of a cent, there's no reason to link LEDs in parallel.
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