Also when you say a possible heat sink, do i need something large? This can be very dangerous, and so the best solution is to run these lights through a relay instead. Now another question is how should i hook them up to the amp. You just need to be careful and know your way around a car battery. I would use the radio fuse for this. I'm not a pro with the multi-meter but i did try to test the output leads for each line when i had this thing hooked up to my car after it fried it looked like it was only outputting around 3 volts to each line, but some power was being output.
Make sure both are connected well, and tighten the screw. This way it cuts down on extra wire lengths as you can split it in half and just run both strips in opposite directions straight from the source. The number would help too, but it's probably a 7805 or similar. When you are sure which lead goes to which, it is time to solder the wires to the 12v battery. Basically it's just a black light strip with 2 wires at the end red and black. In order to do two equal parts, you should run two strips at 30 feet each. Calculating the Required Resistor The calculation used to find the value of the series resistor we need to know the diode forward voltage and current and its connections.
I'm asuming this is what i'd be getting right? That, basically minus the bit about the battery, just hook to the speaker terminals, + to +, - to - , though given that the output voltages will probably peak somewhere around 12v or so anyway, you might not need to add the resistor those strips are rated for 12v anyway. Audioguru you probs know me, im Chris15 from Allaboutcircuits And again, thanks for those who took the effort to help, appreciate it. If you are that worried about burning them out just use a voltage regulator that is fixed to the value you are looking for, there about 5p each. I knew there were devices that did that just never knew what to look for. I learn as I go, and i'm still a novice at this stuff Here are some values of an ideal 7812 regulator: Input V - Output V 12 - 10. Whether or a relay on-off waterproof switch, new image autosports, interior car interior underdash lighting.
Fuse Holder optional Step 1: Open up the cover that way in the back behind the gas and break pedals. I don't know enough to do the numbers but the type of resistor you are probably looking for is a few of in parallel, they will have to have the same resistance as the sub. Also, it dosent matter that they are bright, or will need heatsinks. I could be wrong here as I never paid much attention when it came to electronics, I have no doubt someone else will correct me. What you want is something that's called a color organ or light organ. Here is an easy run through of in order to connect strips together.
Step 9: Install switch optional and test it. Typically you have a small board mounted microphone or have a sound input that picks up the sound level and translates it to light output. Fuse, fuseholder etc and hope you can mount it in the same case. And also, I get that for the driver side I have a fuse box to connect it to, but what about the passenger side? My car runs on inexpensive gasoline not petrol and yours runs on taxed-to-death stinking diesel. Answering your question: you can't use a 12v battery to power a 12v led strip directly.
You can still proceed with the installation. Way back in 1996 I built one from scratch and had it running in my dorm room. Pull the wires apart and strip the rubber off to about an inch of the way down. Probably the two biggest problems people run into is 1 not knowing what size wattage power supply to purchase, or 2 how to connect multiple strips, either together or back to the same power source. So a 7812 is not gonna work cuz when the car is off and its just battery power i. Then, connect the positive and negative wires to your strip. Wiring 3: Use Multiple Power Supplies Sometimes, rather than run long lengths of wire and split up the wires going from the power supply, customers will choose to use separate power supplies in different areas.
Step 3: Connect the fuse holder to the positive side of the battery by unscrewing the nut on the battery. I did not know how to test the 3 pronged guys with heat sinks are those the transistors? Cross screw driver Remove any panels but not really necessary 2. It says all I have to do is connect it to any 12v source. Classic example where the transistor blows in order to protect the fuse. The relay will have 5 prongs, but you will use four.
So everytime my sub hit, the lights lit up. For those going with a plug in power supply, the output connection is usually a 2. Yup this means you wouldn't fry the amp as easily. Make sure to leave enough slack on the other end in order to have enough room to work with. The diodes are the most important. From what i understand my 1 meter of lights, consisting of 3 colors, each color line uses 300mah of power, so the total draw of the lights should be less than 1amp i believe. I would need a seperate fuse and couldn't rely on the one that the glovebox light was already using? Her areas of interest include culture and society, automotive, computers, business, the Internet, science and structural engineering and implementation.
So a trip to Radio shack, or any hardware store will help with getting the connectors unless you already have them. Hope you know how to help brah The exploding was a joke, and yes i know i need to limit current but im asking how. I was really hoping that there would be a ready made product to regulate the current efficiently, but so far no luck if you happen to know of a product available to do this I would really appreciate a link. Using 12 volt led light strips will cut down on set up time and the overall cost of your project. Even in places where there is no regular source of electricity it is fairly simple to power up some lights. My problem is that the amp is putting out 500 watts to each sub. How could i better trouble shoot the rest of the parts that i either a.