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Old 02-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #29
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Explanation of the rationale for addition of capacitors to the reg circuitry can be found by searching Google for LED regulation topics.

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I don't know what they are for either.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #30
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Most comprehensive explanation here:

How to Connect a Voltage Regulator in a Circuit

I find you "train drivers" pretty scary!
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Most comprehensive explanation here:

How to Connect a Voltage Regulator in a Circuit

I find you "train drivers" pretty scary!
Thanks Jack. I was half kidding, but I'd think the capacitors would minimize the interference in electronic devices like radio and TV.

My high school friend told everyone that he wanted to be an engineer and then proceeded to try to get a job with the railroad operating locomotives.
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My heat sinks finally came from Thailand. I didn't bother with the capacitors. The solder joints are pretty rough; I shouldn't have used stranded wire. Did solder the the regulator last and it was much the easiest to heat and get a fast flow. Anyway I've got lights which I guess means I've got continuity thru the things. I did my three dual fixtures and I have three other flat panels in single fixtures without the regulator for a comparison of "bulb" life.

I have had no problem with the 3M double sticky stuck to the aluminum reflector in the Bargman duals or to painted back panel in other fixtures. I even have one in the range hood and it has stayed put while exhausting the heat air from three burners. I wish I knew why.

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My heat sinks finally came from Thailand. I didn't bother with the capacitors. The solder joints are pretty rough; I shouldn't have used stranded wire. Did solder the the regulator last and it was much the easiest to heat and get a fast flow. Anyway I've got lights which I guess means I've got continuity thru the things. I did my three dual fixtures and I have three other flat panels in single fixtures without the regulator for a comparison of "bulb" life.

I have had no problem with the 3M double sticky stuck to the aluminum reflector in the Bargman duals or to painted back panel in other fixtures. I even have one in the range hood and it has stayed put while exhausting the heat air from three burners. I wish I knew why.

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Way to go Jack. Your soldering skills won't get you a job on the iPhone assembly line, but it looks solid. You used a little heavier wire than I did, but I installed a second 1 amp fuse in my light fixture to protect the small wire.

I gave up on the Chinese "3M" foam and used a thin aluminum sheet with edge flanges to trap the light panel. The foam's only function is to insulate the electrical contacts from the aluminum.

Let us know how these work out for you.
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Doing better with the solder on 18awg solid conductor. Yes, I know I used black hot and green common. It's what it is and that's what Ratshack had. The conductor doesn't know the difference. I'll have to use pink butt conns on both the feed side and the output this time to avoid soldering stranded from the fixture into the pc board. It was a PITA to prop up the light fixture to do the former. I also did not use the screw terminals I bought because of limitations of hole spacing and copper trace on these little chips of board.
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I think that you just might qualify for a job on the iPhone assembly line.
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I ordered another envelope load of these gizmos to do the rest of the lights now that I'm certain I can get them in the fixtures. I will have to insulate the underside of the board for the remainder as they have metal shells. The Bargmans are all plastic and a single wire tie was enuf to restrain the uninsulated board to avoid shorts.

The only advantage I have soldering at this scale is that I am nearsighted and have extremely clear vision at 6 to 9" distance. I have a magnifier hood but didn't use it. The joints do look a bit more reliable.

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........ I will have to insulate the underside of the board for the remainder as they have metal shells. The Bargmans are all plastic and a single wire tie was enuf to restrain the uninsulated board to avoid shorts. ..........jack
I use the brush on electrical "tape" for this. It covers up my sloppy work.

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