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How can I wire (4) white leds to a on/off switch with one resistor all power to (3) 3v cell coin batteries? in a circuit Answered

I seen a few youtube videos but none show how to wire four leds in a circuit ! will one resistor be enough? how to wire the main power switch to resistor & power source & led? anybody knows how to make this work

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iceng
iceng

2 years ago

Forward voltage of 1 white LED = 3.2V... Three batteries make only 9 volts !

Four white LEDs in series are 12.8V... so you must do 2 LEDs 6.4V

Two sets of 2 LEDs each in series with a resistance of (9-6.4)/o.02 = 130 ohms

Click the pic to see the whole image..

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GNOEL82
GNOEL82

Answer 2 years ago

can you show me how to wire with this set up?

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Do not forget the LED has polarity !

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GNOEL82
GNOEL82

Answer 2 years ago

I noticed the power switch is connect to both + ends? i thought the switch had to be connect one end to each + & -?

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Same as the circuit schematic.

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Take Randofo's very good and free LED lighting class

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BETTER You could buy a set of ten clip cords, four NIB magnets and wire it up.-

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

The orange - yellow Banana

represents the Switch Open in one picture And Closed in the next picture.

See how the nickle plated NIB (Neodymium Iron Boron) magnets hold the three Batteries in series and provide the electrical path at the same time !

Click the pics to better see the whole image..

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Yea, I didn't have 130 ohm resistors so I used 150 ohms instead..

I also didn't have white LEDs but used some UV 3.4 volt FWD LEDs instead.

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GNOEL82
GNOEL82

Answer 2 years ago

PRETTY COOL!! YES I TRUST YOU SIR, JUST NEW TO THIS AND WANTED TO BE CLEAR LOL THANKS A MILL!

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GNOEL82
GNOEL82

Answer 2 years ago

THE POWER SWITCH ONLY TURNS ON & OFF THE SIDE THAT IS NOT LIT? THE OTHER SIDE JUST STAYS ON AS SHOWN.. CAN YOU SHOW WHAT IM DOING WRONG

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iceng
iceng

Answer 2 years ago

Switch must disconnect the battery !

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GNOEL82
GNOEL82

Answer 2 years ago

THX SO MUCH FOR TAKING TIME TO HELP ME WITH THIS!!!

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GNOEL82
GNOEL82

Answer 2 years ago

thanks so much for the info! can you show me help to wire with this set up? because the leds will be located as shown n switch n battery