Flashing led's

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Montgue, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Montgue

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    Hi all i have not posted here in a while due to bad health and other things. My question could have been answered some where else. But here goes i have just bought two red flashing led's that i wish to use on a model train layout, i intend to drive them with a 9v battery. Now do i connect them is parallel or series so as not to drain the battery to quickly.:)
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Flashing leds have a built in circuit, so connect them in parallel across the battery.
     
  3. Bernard

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    Supplier has suggested using 390Ω in series with some red flashing LED's operating at 18 mA, so may be best for each LED to have own R.
     
  4. Wendy

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