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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2011, 09:43:58 PM »
i never thought about getting a flashlight and using that.... good idea.... may have to do that...
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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 06:11:11 PM »
That is how I hooked up the head lights on the yellow Hummy.  Just to test it out.  I still use the light controller to do the brake and reverse lights, but I like my headlights on steady, so I hooked them directly.  So far soo good.  Plan on hooking up a few more and seeing how it all works  :)
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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 06:31:39 PM »
LEDS that are labelled super bright should be limited if you plan on going throught the reciever. Any nmore than 6 leds and a high torque servo and you should run the power direct to the leds to avoid BEC brown outs and receiver glitches.
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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011, 05:34:51 AM »
LEDS that are labelled super bright should be limited if you plan on going throught the reciever. Any nmore than 6 leds and a high torque servo and you should run the power direct to the leds to avoid BEC brown outs and receiver glitches.

I just use the light kit for the rear lights - brake and reverse.  For the balance, I tap directly off the ESC side of the battery connecter to power them.  This also acts as a reminder that my lipo is still plugged in.  As far as I can tell,  Unless I drop the voltage enough to effect the ESC, it's all systems go!
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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2011, 05:29:13 PM »
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I have hooked up 2 four and half volt LEDs in series.  Meaning, one after the other, so each one will drop 4 volts making it a total of 8 - perfect for a fully charged 2s lipo, which is about 8.5 volts.

I remember doing this a while ago.  it works for a while but they start burning out after a few months.  It's always better to wire them in a parallel circuit rather than a series circuit.

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doubtful.  Batteries these days are more than capable of delivering the voltage that's needed to run your equipment, even with a lot of LEDs attached.
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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2011, 08:18:46 PM »
lights were smashed in the first two runs. not bothering with lights anymore.
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Re: homemade led lights question
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2011, 11:17:36 PM »
lights were smashed in the first two runs. not bothering with lights anymore.

Perhaps you need to place them somewhere where they are protected  :P
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