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5V Square LED Buttons
« on: February 04, 2019, 01:56:47 pm »
Hey all. Looking for any recommendations for square LED buttons I can control with the I-pac ultimate. These are for the coin/start/admin buttons on a spaceship themed CP Iím building. Seems like all the square buttons Iím coming across use 12V LEDs. Something like this is what I have in mind:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBLH25X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jNiwCbD1H08TD

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: 5V Square LED Buttons
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 07:53:00 pm »
Seems like all the square buttons Iím coming across use 12V LEDs.
12v LEDs will light up when you power them with 5v, though you might notice that they are a little less bright.
(larger current limiting resistor ==> more voltage drop across the resistor and less current flow)

If brightness is an issue, swap the wedge-base LEDs for 5v LEDs or swap out the current limiting resistor.

Unwrap the leads and you can pull out the LED and resistor.
(Yellow 12v LED/socket from Paradise Arcade Shop shown powered by 5v.)




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