Need help driving LEDs from a Nano8

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Budman231, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Budman231

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    I recently purchased some Nano 8 Microcontrollers to complete a project that drives some high power LEDs. The output is about 25ma@5v from each output pin which is way to low to drive the 2 high power LEDs I need.

    Can anyone point out how I might be able to drive these LEDs (.8A) from these low output pins ?

    Help would be appreciated.

    Bud
     
  2. IC-Man

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  3. thatoneguy

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    A transistor or MOSFET would be sufficient, unless you have a large number of LEDs to drive.

    Are the two high power LEDs on the same output, or two separate outputs?
     
  4. Budman231

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  5. Budman231

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    Thank you for the reply. I would like to drive 2 LEDs off 2 different output pins. They will be different colors but both be the same make/model.

    Bud
     
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