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LED tail light and brake light

 
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TeckniX
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: LED tail light and brake light Reply with quote

I got one of those red led strip -



What I'm trying to do is from 2 different 12v source have 1 source become a 9v source to create the taillight and the other source be used as the break light.

I've looked up a couple of 12v to 9v converter and I think I can build something, but need a parts list.

I found this little item:
http://www.jab-tech.com/12v-to-9v-Cable-pr-2040.html

Which seems to be exactly what I need to build - Anyone know the parts needed?

Also would like to prevent the 12v current from going into the 9v current - Do I simply need to add a simple diiode at each input ?

I'm guessing there's a small controller somewhere that can take a 12v input and drop it to a 9v, but if a 12v trigger is receive then it outputs 12v?

Any help would be appreciated!
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TeckniX
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhat found an answer using a 7809 voltage regulator.

http://www.aaroncake.net/circuits/cdsupply.asp
Is this too out of date?

Now I just need to figure out how I can do a voltage switch based on a trigger.
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TeckniX
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh good ol' electornics coming back!

I guess can then use a 5 pin relay - so that I can connect the 12v to the open end so that when 12v is triggered, then 12v goes through, otherwise 9v goes through.

Now I just need someone to confirm all of this Smile

Thanks!
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TeckniX
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick checklist of parts:

A-5027 Mini Relay SPDT 5 Pins 24VDC 10A 120V Contact
A-4523 1000uF 16V 105C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor 10x16mm
A-4534 10uF 25V 105C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor 5x11mm
A-4507 1uF 100V 85C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor 5x11mm
A-4531 0.1uF 50V 85C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor 5x11mm
A-1597 L7809CV L7809 7809 Voltage Regulator IC 9V 1.5A
A-5031 Small StripBoard 94x53mm (Copper)

This comes out to be about $3 shipped - I'll probably need to find a small box to put everything in.

some of these parts may be over-kill but that's all they had.
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Alan
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will work. Some of the caps won't be needed for DC automotive use but won't hurt to use.

Good luck with the build.
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hgcomer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you got it.
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