Wanting to fade / pulse led strip lighting about 18-20 of them

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ErnieH

Joined Feb 17, 2017
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Hello can some one please help me find a circuit that runs about 18-20 individual leds on a led strip please. I know how to do this using a 555 timer fading 1x 5mm bright led, but i don't know how to connect a foot long 5050 strip on leds, drawing about 300mA.

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ErnieH
 

Reloadron

Joined Jan 15, 2015
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The below example is how I was driving a string of 5050 RGB LEDs using a uC but the MOSFET portion would be the same.

5050 LED String.png

You would drive your MOSFET(s) from your 555 with a PWM signal. The RGB LEDs were common anode in my circuit.

Ron
 

Thread Starter

ErnieH

Joined Feb 17, 2017
10
The below example is how I was driving a string of 5050 RGB LEDs using a uC but the MOSFET portion would be the same.

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You would drive your MOSFET(s) from your 555 with a PWM signal. The RGB LEDs were common anode in my circuit.

Ron
Hi Ron thanks 4 that comment, i don't now how to do PWM on a 555 timer, but i'll try & find a project similar & experiment.
 
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