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RC led lights help

Discussion in 'Granite' started by Darren Wes, May 31, 2015.

  1. Darren Wes

    Darren Wes Well-Known Member

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    So i installed a 12 led light system and got it wired up and working but when i took it outside the lights like to flicker when i turn like they are underpowered/glitching out.... any suggestions on how to fix this
     
  2. Darren Wes

    Darren Wes Well-Known Member

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    Ok so i pitched the controller...took off the connectors of the leds and stripped them. added some 9v plugs from some guitar pedals since i use 9v wall adapters. Added 2 9v batteries.wired it black black red red. Bam, let there be light
     
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    Show us some pics :) I was interested in adding a couple lights to mine. But I'm looking for something with a little more projection than an led
     
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    Darren Wes Well-Known Member

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    This isnt finished, but its ready to test 14331214066921306578765.jpg
     
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    nice
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    That is sweet
     
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    That is great. How cool would it be if you could find a spinning strobe for the top like on a real school bus?!? Lol

    Are you running a lipo in that? If so, you could power them off your balance tap if you wanted to.
     
  9. Unusual RC

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    How did you wire it in the first place?
    Directly on your 2 or 3S lipo, or did you hook it to the BEC system?
     
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    Yeah...originally i had a basic circut board sold with most light kits

    But because my servo was outta line and was very unsure of how to install plus didnt want any eyecandy to mess with the electrics

    So i hacked off all the connectors threw the controll box in some box and added 2 9v connectors
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  11. Darren Wes

    Darren Wes Well-Known Member

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    The basic board
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    All lights hook into board which is hooked into ones reciever and servo(via y cable) so left and right blinkers are supposed to work and somehow the program understands brake vs. Go. Vs. Stop and work the head and tail lights

    Tried it thought it was bunko

    Fixed it
    Lights before didnt go when commanded added to power loss and wernt bright..,had to change that
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    Took off the white part
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    Replaced it with this part
    Added took all of my 3rd grade knowledge of electrics...
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    Made somthing like this

    However.., i found that 12leds take too much power to run off one 9v so i went half and half and used 2 9v connectors and batteries... now i have hyper brights!
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    Very cool! Where'd you get the bus btw?
     
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