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Need advice: Connecting LEDs to PCB

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Duane Wood, Oct 22, 2004.

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  1. Duane Wood

    Duane Wood Guest

    I would like to make a light display with many LEDs connected by wires of
    various lengths. I would like to use some sort of header and connectors to
    connect the LEDs to the PCB. The LEDs will be controlled by a PIC through
    shift registers. Each LED can be turned on and off indendently.

    I've never used headers or connectors. I was thinking I could use something
    like a 2-row x 20 header and then use a 2-position molex housing for each
    LED. How are these connectors fastened to the wires? Do I need a special

    Is there a better way to do this?

  2. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    If you do not care about the size of the LEDs, then use surface mount
    LEDs, placed in the
    4 desired patern on a PCB; wiring to the header via traces on the PCB.
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