3.7 volt led flashlight wiring

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Parcgreene, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Parcgreene

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    So i have a 7 bulb led flashlight that runs on 3 -3.7 volt 26650 batteries. I attempted to remove the head of the flashlight and wire it through a pvc tube to place the battery tube (powersource) further away. About 3.5 ft away from the flashlight head. I used thick 12 guage wire and it appears i fried the circuit board. Any ideas on what i did wrong and how to correctly determine the proper wire size needed?
     
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  3. ci139

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    there are many things to pay attention in this movie
    • good scene lighting
    • good scene selection camera work
    • good picture quality
    • . . . ok
    • he uses quite a thick wire (drains off a lot heat from iron) still he manages a quick preparation of wire ends -- likely due right solder and paste and heat applied (notice the guy pre heats stuff to get them best temperature for following operations)
    • he cleans off old solder and prepares contacts before making a permanent connections
    • he does not keep contacts heated up for long periods (also solders by heating diode side ((with higher temperature tolerance)) not electrolythic cap side ((with lower one)) )
     
  4. dl324

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    Obviously you wired something wrong. Without pictures of your handy work, how can we tell you more??
    Determine the maximum current required and consult a wire gauge table that includes current carrying capacity. Power transmission rating would be ultra conservative; you can use the chassis wiring ratings.
     
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