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Arctic
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Xbox 360 controller Reply with quote

Hey guys!

I recently bought a clear controller case for my Xbox 360 controller, and I want to make it light up blu with some blue LEDs. The problem is, the rechargable battery is only 2.4 to 2.7 volts, and the blue ones have a higher forward voltage.

These are the LED specifications:

* 5mm (T1) round with flange
* 8,000mcd (max) output
* Water Clear Lens
* High Brightness
* 465 - 470nm Blue Wavelength
* 25o Viewing Angle
* Forward voltage, Vf = 3.1V (min), 3.4V (max)
* Forward current, If = 20mA
* Data included

I thought of doubling the voltage, but it's a DC battery so I'm pretty sure it can't be done.

Can anyone please help as to how I can get the LEDs to work?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a 360.
I would meter (voltage) some of the bigger capacitors, theres got to be 5V on there somewhere Very Happy
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Arctic
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turd wrote:
I don't have a 360.
I would meter (voltage) some of the bigger capacitors, theres got to be 5V on there somewhere Very Happy


Do you mean the capaciters on the controller board? Or do you mean to put a whole new capaciter in the controller?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tested the voltage of the battery. I can confirm it is 2.7 volts.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Test the capacitors on the circuit board. There's probably a dc-dc converter in the controller, to step-up the voltage.
So I would open up the controller, turn it on and read the voltage's of the larger capacitors Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks! I'll give it a go Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wireless controllers can put out 3 vlt max. They are powered by 2 AA battieries or the rechargeable pack which I believe is 2.7. A wired controller is 5v So if you can do this to a wired controller all you would have to do is resist down. Otherwise I would suggest using some 0603 surface mount LEDs and putting them on wire.They say there fv is 3.2 but they light up really good in the controllers so I really dont know how they could be. They are very cheap on ebay. I actually work with 360 controllers alot and know your frustration trust me. When I do the abxy lighted buttons I take two 3v coin cell batteries and install them in the controller just so I can run the R,G,B,Y LEDs. I just resist down from 6v to all the voltages needed. I just wish they made a 2.4 fv 5mm LED.
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