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Rashimotosan
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« on: December 06, 2018, 07:47:31 AM »

I'm trying to figure this out and the diagrams I'm seeing are a bit confusing. Does anyone know how to wire an illuminated AV switch to the emerald board?  I have a RGBW led and I want to connect it to a red illuminated black AV switch. Also do I need any sort of resistor on the connection to the switch itself?
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 08:11:11 AM »

I'm trying to figure this out and the diagrams I'm seeing are a bit confusing. Does anyone know how to wire an illuminated AV switch to the emerald board?  I have a RGBW led and I want to connect it to a red illuminated black AV switch. Also do I need any sort of resistor on the connection to the switch itself?

How many prongs do you have on that AV? 3? 4? There's normally two sets of pos and neg, one for the button and one for the LED so find out which sets are for the button and the LED first. The Positive and negative for the button would go to the board but you have to connect the positive and negative wires for the LED into battery and wire either the positive or negative into a resistor.   The resistor that you need will depend on the color of the LED in your AV switch
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 10:28:57 AM »

How many prongs do you have on that AV? 3? 4? There's normally two sets of pos and neg, one for the button and one for the LED so find out which sets are for the button and the LED first. The Positive and negative for the button would go to the board but you have to connect the positive and negative wires for the LED into battery and wire either the positive or negative into a resistor.   The resistor that you need will depend on the color of the LED in your AV switch

There's 4 prongs and I want a red led on the switch
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:40:56 AM »

There's 4 prongs and I want a red led on the switch

Forward voltage is 2 V and runs at 20 mA.  Assuming you're using the Emerald or Diamond controller which outputs 7.4 Volts so doing the math, you'll need the 270ohm 1/4 W resistor for that AV switch.  You can find one off of TCSS' site and yes it's 270 ohms 1/4 Watt resistor
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 01:00:42 AM »

Forward voltage is 2 V and runs at 20 mA.  Assuming you're using the Emerald or Diamond controller which outputs 7.4 Volts so doing the math, you'll need the 270ohm 1/4 W resistor for that AV switch.  You can find one off of TCSS' site and yes it's 270 ohms 1/4 Watt resistor

Omg thank you! I'm terrible at math tbh I still don't get the ohms law thing. This is a huge help. At least I know now I DO need a resistor and won't blow something.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 08:10:59 AM »

Omg thank you! I'm terrible at math tbh I still don't get the ohms law thing. This is a huge help. At least I know now I DO need a resistor and won't blow something.

Youíre welcome Rash. That was a really good question and when I wired up my own AV, I was glad that I know Ohmís Law and itís not because Iím Asian and Iím good at math. I just like Ohmís Law, thatís my excuse anyway... Lol

Let me know how it goes and shoot questions if you have them
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