Help! Which diode should I use?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by almighty1ra, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. almighty1ra

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    Ok, This is what I want to do. I have a LED controller with two outputs that go to my LED lights to make them strobe. The led lights I am using are also being used as back up lights on a truck. Which diode and what kind should I use on the LED controller output wires to keep current from flowing back into the controller when the back up lights are on. :confused: Thanks for the help!
     
  2. hspalm

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    Dont know how much current your back-up lights draws, but any normal silicon rectifier will do. A standard one is the 1N4001 for currents below 1A.
     
  3. almighty1ra

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    The back up lights will draw less than 1 amp for both sides. So it looks like I will give the 1n4001 a try. Thanks for your help, it is greatly appreciated!
     
  4. almighty1ra

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    The 1n4001 worked perfect! Thanks for the help hspalm.:)
     
  5. hspalm

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    No problem, just glad to help. As I am still in the learning prosess myself.
     
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