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What is the power consumption of an LED with bi color t1? Answered

Dear Gang,

I have a bi-color t1 red/green LED that has 3 legs in it, I was wondering what is the voltage requirement and wattage that it can work with.Does anyone knows the answer?

Thanks

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AndyGadgetBest Answer (author)2011-05-24

 
Steve's given you typical ratings for one of those.
To work out what's what, connect a 470R resistor to a 9V battery and connect across different legs to see what lights up.  The resistor will limit the current to a safe 15mA or so.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-05-24

Reckon on 20mA and 1.2..1.5Volts for a try out.

Steve

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