Trying to convert a mains powered string of LED's Answered
Hi, I purchased a set of Xmas lights believing them to be 'low voltage'. My plan was to run them from the caravan 12 volt DC. However, it appears that they run from the 230 volt AC mains. This is something I am not familiar with.
I have attached my own wiring diagram of the circuit and would like to know if anyone can tell me how to switch the four strings of LED's individually. I have an inverter that I can use as the current draw will be minimal.
I imaging that the LED's are wired as opposing pairs so that both halves of the mains sine wave are used. Presumably, this prevents the set being run from 12 volts.
Any help will be welcomed.