Here's my best shot at using the LM3914 for your purpose. The schematic came out somewhat tinier than I had planned.geez I didnt realize what a difference not using a 3914 would be I thought IC were more interchangeable I feel bad now that I took your time for something that could have been done easier... I guess I will go with the 3914. http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM3914.html has a schem that looks pretty simple my only question is how to use it with something thats 400v.
thank you for all your help and patience's
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