How do I use a pot to dim an LED strip? Answered
I have hooked up a 5k pot to this thing http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11304, and it dims it ok but
1) how do I get a fuller range of dimming? it only dims towards the last 45 degrees. Any higher value (10k, +) gives worse results. Do I need 1k pot? Is there a way to make the 5k work better?
2) even when the pot is all the down, the led is still dimly lit. Please make it go away.
3) Do I need to use all three terminals on the pot?
As you can tell from my questions, I am slightly above doofus level so please be kind.