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LED taillight
Written by wkaufmann2000 on 10/26/2010 at 07:58 pm

Am 26.10.2010 21:45, schrieb dl_page:
> The turn indicators were sold as "containing resistors to work with indicator
relay", though in practice, my indicators work at about 120 flashes per minute
(ok, still legal - barely) and turn cancel works magic.
> All in all, not too bad, and gives the alternator a rest, but tomorrow, I may
run off to my local electronics supply shop to find some big 5w resistors and
hook them up in line with each bulb, just to get the turn rate down though...
> Cheers,
> Daniel


you want to hook up your resistor parallel to the LEDs, not in line,
because you want to bring the total resistance down !

In line would increase the total resistance (total = LED + resistor),
thus the blinking rate would increase even more !


Wolfgang Kaufmann (Austria/Europe),
iPCRC # 634
in order of purchase :
PC800 `90, "Mazda Baby", 89 K miles (1992)
PC800 `96, still unnamed, 15 K miles (2000)
PC800 `90, "Harlequin", 53 K miles (2002 - completely restored project bike)
new in my stable:
PC800 `96, still unnamed, 9 K miles (2006)
PC800 `89 - nice little miniature (2007) ! (does this count too ??) ;-) (in German language)

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