breadboard questions

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by tron, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. tron

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    Apr 20, 2009
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    Hello:

    Im making a shift light using a comparator, multivibrator, and displayer. My question is on the breadboard, can i have the topmost rail be my 12V supply and the rail below that be my 5V supply? i checked with my dmm to make sure they are independent but the dmm made a beeping sound. personally i like my power rails to be the top 2 and use the bottom 2 for grounds. is this okay?

    also, i have some 2x2.5mm clear leds and i was wondering if the line represents the cathode or anode?

    thank you
    tron
     
  2. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    What kind of scale was the DVM on? The basic question is OK, you can have two voltage rails right next to each other, but the beeping bothers me.
     
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