Standby LEDs Answered
I got this idea from a flashlight we happened to get in at work. When the flashlight was in the off position there was a little dim red light by the power button indicating that it was off I guess but when turned on the red light turned off. I tried to find this flashlight again so I could rip it apart and figure out exactly how it does it. Anyways, my first thoughts were capacitor but as I thought about it I don't think this is true because this thing can stay lit forever. I'm guessing that it is somehow hooked up to the batteries through a resistor but I'm not understanding how it lights up when its off but turns off when its on. Maybe switch related? Anyways, I've only been messing with electronics for about a week. If someone could shed some light it would be most appreciated.