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Basically I want to power these 2 LED's from mains power for an Instructable, i have no idea where to start, please describe in laymans terms, any help greatly appreciated cheers

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lemonie

7 years ago

This is a bad question (and not posted in Answers):
What sort of LEDs are these?
Why have you tagged this with "From" and "Mains"?

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abitdifferentlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

I'm abit of a newbie to this to be fair, I noticed the tags after I published it, I just typed anything in a rush really (thought it was a sub-title) Not sure what sort of LED's they are really, just colour change ones I nicked out of a solar garden light, Didn't think there were many different types either. maybe a trip to Maplins would be better

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lemonieabitdifferent

Reply 7 years ago


OK you've got colour change ones I nicked out of a solar garden light.
What batteries were in the light, or can you show us similar, then we might find out what batteries would do it for you.

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

Single solar garden lights generally have a single (cheap) rechargeable AA.


@abitdifferent, an old mobile phone charger should work for you, as long as you put a resister in series with the LEDs. They typically put out around 4-5V.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

if he can find a 3v wall wart, he doesn't even need a very large resister.

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Nor so much for a phone charger, if he connects the LEDs in series.

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abitdifferentlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

ideally I want to be able to power them by plugging into the mains, they were powered b 1 AAA battery per LED