Jul 9 2005, 09:33 AM
Im about to light up my jewel and putting a chaser sequence mode on my leds, but i still want the ability to switch them to be normally lit. I dont want to go out to buy a new chip in order to have this mode, so ill have to put a one switch for every 2 leds, ill need 6 switches for my 12 leds.
My question is can I use a dip switch for the leds, or will a dip switch not be able to handle them?
Any help is appreciated, i just dont want to have alot of individual big switches, as dip switches are cheaper, and keep a lower profile in this situation in my opinion
Edit: Ill be running my Leds at around 3-3.3 V and 20 mA by the way
Jul 9 2005, 09:48 AM
I imagine that would work fine. If not then just pick some switches from Radioshack or salvage from any other type of electronics. Just a pointer here: When ever you have an electronic item die on you desolder and salvage the good parts from it. You may seem like a pack-rat but those parts in that "parts box" always come in handy later on. A rotory switch would be good fo that mod so if you decided later to add on an extra lighting setup you could wire it right to that switch.
Jul 9 2005, 09:58 AM
thanks for the fast response, im looking towards the dip switch from radio shack since thats my easiest source for it, and pretty much my only source. I think I have an old garage door opener with a dip switch located inside, ill have to find that. But before i can get any work done i need to wait for my leds from besthongkong, seems like its been forever since it was shipped.
Jul 9 2005, 10:00 AM
Should be fine. You'll be running 40mA through each one. You can check radioshack's specs to see how much they are rated for to be safe. It's probably perfectly fine though.
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