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thank you bindusar for replying! first person! let me take some pics of that and i'll post it. be right back with that.
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these little plastic things in the led holder is what i'm talking about.
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I can't tell what those are, are they just pieces of plastic shoved in where the LED is supposed to go?
But some people:
call her Vaaaaa-aaaaa-aa-aa-aaaaaal-karie
I love her Vaaaaa-aaaaa-aa-aa-aaaaaal-karie!
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haha... yea.. its just plastic shoved into where the led is supposed to go but its actually supposed to be there to to keep the LED in place.

hahah! nate! i love her too!
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Sorry I didn't see the LED question earlier (i.e. 4 weeks ago), but I typically wire a resistor to each LED and then wire up the LED/resistor combos in parallel.

To calculate the necessary resistance, you need to know the forward current through the LED (If), the forward voltage through the LED (Vf), and the supply voltage (Vs). The resistance (R) is calculated as:
R = (Vs - Vf) / If
The necessary power rating (P) is:
P = R * (If)^2
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haha no problem! but what about the little plastic bits? i kind of ruined them ^^,, do i need to heat them at all? or is it ok if i just stuff it as hard as possible? thanks again rado!
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The picture isn't too clear, but it appears to be the backside of the LED holders and the plastic backing pieces (that hold the LEDs in place) have been marred by pulling them out with a set of pliers. As long as they still lock into place properly they should be OK; trying to heat them up may end up melting them all together.
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haha.. i tried to heat them up. but they still lock correctly. would you happen to know where i could get extras of the plastic backing?
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would you happen to know where i could get extras of the plastic backing?
not exactly sure if they can be purchased separately; but if they are, they should be available at at least on of the electronics warehouses listed in the modding supply thread
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thanks rado!
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