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Like the tittle says, how do I power the LEDs on my acrylic top? Dont want to fry them.
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Which LEDS?
Which Acrylic top?

To power it, you will generically connect the LED across a potential difference less than its maximum rated voltage.

The more specific the information you give us, the more specific our answers can be to you.
Edited by wcdolphin - 12/25/10 at 7:31pm
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The Acrylic top is the XSPC for a dcc pump. I have no documentation for the LEDs. I got em from MM.
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The Acrylic top is the XSPC for a dcc pump. I have no documentation for the LEDs. I got em from MM.
So they are just bare LEDs? The easiest way to power them is to hook them up to your +3.3v Rail. LEDs are designed for 3.3v, so they will run perfectly.

If you want to run it from a molex connector you could wire a resistor in series with the LED, but you'd have to get a multimeter and measure the resistance of the LED as different models use different amounts of power.
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Thanks Charlie. Rep+
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i always plug my lil leds to the power led plug on the f panel port
    
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