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how can i reduce the voltage coming from the USB port to my LED? Answered

i tried putting two 100 ohm resistors to my LED but it still heats up and turn to orange instead of just a green led..can't provide images because i've thrown my LED with the resistors because of my frustration...

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lemonie (author)2009-09-19

Do you know what voltage the LED requires and what current? L

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cons11 (author)lemonie2009-09-19

i misplaced the packaging with its ratings on it.i have a 3mm LED.

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lemonie (author)cons112009-09-19

Íf it's supposed to be green/yellow, I'll guess at 1.5V 10mA. Plug that into here, and it says 390 Ohm. Sean has given a good answer, I think both of us are identifying the problem as being not enough resistance in what you were using.

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