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removing IR LEDS from board camera

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Dave, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I've a board camera (link below) which has 6 Infra Red LEDs around the
    CCD sensor. This helps with visibility in the dark. But I don't
    want to use the LEDs as they produce a lot of heat and
    I want to use the camera for astronomy, so I want the CCD
    sensor to run cool so as to reduce noise in the sensor.
    I just wonder if removing these LEDS could damage the board.

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  2. Nick

    Nick Guest

    The easiest way is to clip the LEDs off.

    Or you can clip one leg (cathode or anode) off each anode tie them
    together and wire that lead up to a switch. That way you can turn the
    LEDs off and on.
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