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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:07 AM

Have you tried running power through the bulbs in both directions or even one at a time?
It could be the resistors have gone and allowed the bulbs to go too.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:52 AM

what exactly do you mean in both directions mate



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:33 AM

Because LED are polarity specific try a positive feed from both end.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

What i'm trying to ask is do you literally just mean splice in to both ends of the live wire ajoining the 2 bulbs together?

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

Nope. What he means is try swapping the earth and positive connections around

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:33 PM

Nope. What he means is try swapping the earth and positive connections around

didnt thinkso but thats what was confusing me. i'm not sure if the earth will even reach where the live apparently goes. i'll give it a go shortly n report back



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

That looks like they are wired in Series , so either one of the LED's or the resistor could be Dud , which will stop the other LED from working.

 

trip to Maplins for two 12v Led's and a new resistor and it will soon be up and running



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:06 PM

Hmm maplins it will have to be then. I'll get me Missus to check where the nearest is. Got a day off tomorrow (hopefully) so i'll have a trip out when i get this nightshift out the way.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

Oh by the way, gonna sound silly but which bit is the resistor exactly?

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:10 PM

The resistor os the small component with the colour lines on it , which read about 1.6k ohms , all that resistor does is reduce the voltage to reduce the light output of the 12v Led , it's not needed if you want the Led's nice and bright.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

If you're not struck on soldering you could use some small choc blocks screwed onto the legs of the LED's.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

Dont think ill get em small enough mate

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

Soldering iron job then I think.




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