LED on 230VAC

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  1. Kamesh Mankad

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    Hi

    I am working on a project and requires a LED power indicator. I have seen few circuits on net which only has a diode and a resistor to reduce 230vac down to suit LED. Some other circuits incorporates a capacitor and diode bridge.

    I am unsure which once is more reliable and durable.

    any comments please?

    thanks
    kamesh
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Have you considered a neon instead?
    They come in small panel mount configuration.
    Max.
     
  3. ISB123

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    Im pretty sure that its against the rules to talk about LEDs to mains.
     
  4. MrChips

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  5. Kamesh Mankad

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    Yes I though about it however I require a pcb mount indicator ..thanks
     
  6. Kamesh Mankad

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    XXXXXXX.png Found this on net. is it achievable this way?
     
  7. Kamesh Mankad

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  8. Ramussons

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    You can replace the Resistor with a Capacitor that gives the same Reactance and the 1N4007 LED combo with a Bidirectional LED or 2 LED's in Anti Parallel.
     
  9. MrChips

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    And when you do that we can discuss it no further and this thread is closed.
     
  10. Kamesh Mankad

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    Apology if I am violating forum rules here by discussing LED on mains??
     
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