Ideas for installing diodes

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by exeter_acres, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. exeter_acres

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    Dec 7, 2009
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    Silly question....

    can ya'll recommend a good way to wire up 4 diodes?

    I have another thread (sorry if I should have put this there)

    where I am using 2 switches to run a 12v DC motor forward and backwards...
    one switch forward
    one switch reverse...

    going to install diodes, but just looking for a nice clean way to install them so there isn't any exposed wire that would risk a short...

    Just solder them in line on each wire and cover entirely with shrink tubing?

    Mount them on a small circuit board and mount that in my project?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Exeter
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    Just connect the diodes right at the switches, like this:

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  3. exeter_acres

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    I can do that... and I do understand that... but just curious as to a practical way to physically add them....

    sure, I could just solder one end to each side, but there would be bare wire showing...
    so just looking for ideas on actually installation so that there is no bare wire showing.
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    Use heat shrink tubing over the diode leads, or over the entire diode.

    Your switches are mounted in a box anyway, so the connections and diodes will be inside the box.
     
  5. exeter_acres

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    Thanks.... Just couldn't remember if it was OK to cover the diodes all the way..

    Yes, it will all be in a box.

    Thanks again for the help
     
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