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by Overlord
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vet me this courtesy light circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

I'll start on the circuit today or tomorrow. In the spirit of Steinmetz' divine discontent, I will look at eventually setting up a current limiting dimmer for the LEDs. It wouldn't work on the map light LEDs as they just have the trigger line and are entirely internal to the RV mirror. Putting it in...
by Overlord
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vet me this courtesy light circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

There is a much easier way to do this. You need to find the common location of the ground point for the courtesy lights. Make sure both, all four, or whatever number of doors you have are connected to one side of the wire. Now disconnect (cut???) the wire so you have one end going to the lights, th...
by Overlord
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual intensity LED
Replies: 13
Views: 3048

Re: Dual intensity LED

I am looking to build my own LED tail lights for my car. I have two questions: First, where can I get dual intensity LEDs. I see a lot of new cars that have LED tail lights that illuminate at one light level for running lights, and then when the brake is applied, they go to a higher light level. Se...
by Overlord
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vet me this courtesy light circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: Vet me this courtesy light circuit

Greetings (No first Name Supplied), Got a schematic from a guy that supposedly does all that. I haven't cobbled together circuits in a while and never with a 555. How does it look to you? The text doesn't match the schematic. Take a look at the LM555 datasheet to find the error. Using the LM555 (or...
by Overlord
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vet me this courtesy light circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Posting the text file buggered it up.
Snagged the text window as an image and uploaded it.
by Overlord
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vet me this courtesy light circuit
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Vet me this courtesy light circuit

Hey all. I have a car with courtesy lighting circuit that is always hot. When the doors are opened it grounds the system and the lights come on. I spliced into the car an electronic rear view mirror with a separate line and a high side trigger to fire the maplights in the courtesy lighting circuit. ...