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tccustoms 
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Posted: October 05, 2015 at 10:36 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote tccustoms
That was the ticket....MUX it is, lol. Thanks alot!
ccomm911 
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Posted: November 13, 2017 at 5:52 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote ccomm911
I have a 2008 Dodge GCV, the Cargo Version. I am adding extra interior LED dome lights. The existing interior dome lights slowly fade out after the doors are closed. This has already burned out one (cheap/China) LED dome light, because the slow voltage drop caused the LED dome light to flicker very fast. Does anyone know of a work around for this? I tried a relay, and same thing, the relay contact flutters, essentially the same result as when the LED is wired directly to the existing dome lights. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Posted: November 13, 2017 at 9:09 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote geepherder
You could try a BJT (transistor) in place of the relay.
My ex once told me I have a perfect face for radio.
ccomm911 
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Posted: November 14, 2017 at 7:30 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote ccomm911
What size/value? And what would the connections look like?
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Posted: November 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote geepherder
Value shouldn't be a huge concern, since it won't need to dissipate much power. If your trigger is positive, use an NPN. For a negative trigger, use a PNP. It doesn't need to be a Darlington, but you'll want something with relatively high hFE (gain). An hFE of 200 or more would be plenty. Couple that with an appropriate resistor, and you'll be in business.
Here's a link to a good website:
http://www.talkingelectronics.com/te_interactive_index.html
search "the transistor amplifier"
Once you understand the basics, you should be able to find something locally that'll work.
A basic circuit would be fused power to your LED's, from the LED's to the collector of an NPN. The base would be connected to your positive trigger through a resistor. (I usually cut the minimum gain in half, and do some math to find a resistor that'll work for me.) Connect the emitter to ground.
My ex once told me I have a perfect face for radio.
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