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Offline Skysurfer170

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Help with wiring up FDS map light
« on: March 21, 2019, 11:28:15 AM »
I have just bought the FDS map light and FDS dimmer. Steve cos recommended 22 gauge LED wire. I have also just bought -

https://www.phidgets.com/?tier=3&catid=46&pcid=39&prodid=1020

And this power supply

https://www.phidgets.com/?tier=3&catid=61&pcid=54&prodid=1101

So am i all good to go guys and I ain’t going to damage myself or any components?  ;D

I don’t have a clue about electronics so i guess with my knowledge i’m hoping for the best. I would greatly appreciate if someone could please draw out a diagram on how to wire all this up.

Beers are on me hehe

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Re: Help with wiring up FDS map light
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 12:14:22 PM »
Well, number 1, It looks like you bought a 24V power supply for a 12V circuit. So you'll probably blow out the LED's on first power up.

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Re: Help with wiring up FDS map light
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 01:47:08 PM »

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Re: Help with wiring up FDS map light
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 01:52:02 PM »
Then you do not need a relay board.
Just plug your light on any 12v supply (being leds they do not need much power) and add a switch on one of the two wires to put it on and off.
I do not use any dimmer on those lights, no need.

https://www.flightdecksolutions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3995&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=168


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Re: Help with wiring up FDS map light
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 01:54:02 PM »
You can get a PSU at any computer repair shop for max $20.


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Re: Help with wiring up FDS map light
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 02:36:03 PM »
Hi jack,

Great article i will read this after my dinner.

The reason i want a relay card is for the logic in prosim when turning on DC POWER

 

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