And my question is, what size resistor will i need for the setup I explained below?
(I already have about 15 of these, and if i can somehow use these instead of buying more then thats good!)
My plan is to intercept the 12v (lights) and 5v (fans) wires with a switch on both 5v and 12v lines.Led's will be wired in parallel with the line, because obviously they need their own resistor, and i dont want it intefearing with the main lines.. For my led's I need to know the resistance i will need for each (5v and 12v)?? If i can match the resistance i need with the resistors i have even if its some weird setup then i shall do that
i know its sorta basic in the electricity field but im just not sure..
Thank You so much Stuart, does the voltage drop on the leds mean the voltage to the rest of the circuit will be effected? or because its in parallel does this mean it wont be?
I'm asking this because i dont want it to slow my fans or dim my internal lighting..
I knew resistors were cheap but after a quick search on ebay returning 100 430ohm resistors for 1 dollar, i think i will invest in some
Also, will operating the led's at their max current be a bad thing? like will they get really hot or eventually burn out?
Thanks again Stuart, the depth in your answer will really help me out in the future aswell