5VDC logic to 12VDC ~5A amplifier

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sarke, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Sarke

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    Aug 18, 2012
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    Hi, what I'm looking to do is driver a 12V LED array with a microcontroller (Arduino). The output is a 5VDC digital PWM signal (40mA max) and I would need that signal to be amplified to a run the 12VDC LED with the PWM so I can dim it.

    Alternatively, I could use the 5V analog out on the microcontroller to a analog-to-PWM converter and then amplify the output to 12V (or amplify them convert to PWM).


    My project is I want to use an Arduino to run 12V LED lights that slowly change intensity over the course of the day to simulate sunrise and sunset.


    Any ideas?
     
  2. Paul Kerry

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    Jan 9, 2012
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    Search on google for krusduino, that should give you some pointers.
     
  3. Sarke

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    Aug 18, 2012
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    Awesome, thanks! That's a great resource. I would have to modify it a bit to work with my bulbs, or reconsider my bulb choice. This is a living room project, not an aquarium projects, so I need more flooding light.
     
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