LED installation in xbox 360 controller

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Joined Jan 21, 2014
i am wanting to install some led's in an clear xbox 360 controller

the battery pack runs 3v
i have some 5mm blue led's that run 20ma at 3.2v with resistors

according to a calculator, this will not work
Is there something i can do to make this work? I am wanting to run 4 led bulbs. I can't find any blue led's that run under 3.2v



Joined Sep 8, 2013
You might be lucky, the leds may not be exactly 3.2V and the battery may well be higher than 3V, however i would be inclined to use a linear technology booster, they have some designed for energy harvesting that might fit the bill nicely i am sure someone will be along soon with a better answer though


Joined Aug 7, 2008
Might find your solution by putting joule thief in find box. Boost converters, cheap & available on net.