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multiple leds off one resistor

Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by Naf 1, May 17, 2013.

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  1. Naf 1

    Naf 1

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    hi all new to the forum been doing electronic stuff my self for a few years now not to bad at it
    right to what im asking lol i built a false floor in my car and when i open it i wont a few leds to light up so i can see what im looking for in there so what iv done is buy a project box a circuit board wire resistors and some leds so im wonding if it will work aswell as be safe to run all of the leds off one resistor or say 5 leds of one resistor cheers :)
     
  2. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    You can run the LEDs with one resistor if you place the LEDs in series without exceeding the sum of each LED's Vf >= the supply voltage..

    Chris
     
  3. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    What color LEDs are they. Are they common 20mA LEDs?

    Chris
     
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