LED's On 230vac

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by jj_alukkas, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. jj_alukkas

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    Hi everyone, I need to build a circuit that can simply lightup a few orange LED's (like 6) directly from AC 230v with a few components like a 0.22uF Capacitor and a bridge without damaging the LED's and at a moderate brightness.. I tried doing it, but the LED's dont give good light. So thought to ask help to you guys before further experimenting.. Can Anyone help ,me please??
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    We frown on that sort of thing around here. Powering things right from the mains with no isolation transfomer is very hazardous, and likely to get you killed.

    You can buy a transformer for a couple of dollars or Euros. Funerals are very expensive. Put yours off as long as possible. :)
     
  3. Wendy

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    I agree with Wookie on this one, wall warts are cheap. We do have a chapter on this in the AAC book however. Read the section on LEDs.

    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_3/chpt_3/12.html

    This particular section has generated some interesting dialog in the past.
     
  4. jj_alukkas

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    Well Fine..
     
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