dencul

Re: 500 series blue face 1176 rev A - Help thread
« Reply #220 on: April 30, 2020, 12:09:04 AM »
These are the instructions I got from The Don.
It works. But remember a resistor on the +wire.

“I normally power it with pin 12 (+16V) and pin 5 (ground)..  and wire a resistor in series on the + pin of the meter LED..  normally around 1k5 to 10k depending on how bright you would like it..  The smaller outer pins on the meter are for the LED.”


I hope it helps :)

Thank you for the help.  So if I have this right: on + side of meter run a resistor and wire to pin 12, and - (neg) side of meter run a wire to pin 5 (ground)?


Re: 500 series blue face 1176 rev A - Help thread
« Reply #221 on: April 30, 2020, 04:34:22 AM »
Yes, exactly :) from the outer pins of the meter. But before hard soldering the resistor, try with different values to get the right brightness in the LED, before committing to one

dencul

Re: 500 series blue face 1176 rev A - Help thread
« Reply #222 on: May 01, 2020, 07:29:25 PM »
It's a thing of beauty. Thanks for the help!

Re: 500 series blue face 1176 rev A - Help thread
« Reply #223 on: May 02, 2020, 05:49:31 AM »
Looks great. Which resistor value did you end up using?

dencul

Re: 500 series blue face 1176 rev A - Help thread
« Reply #224 on: May 02, 2020, 01:34:37 PM »
I went with the first one I tried, 4k7 (carbon comp, actually read 5k). I figured right in the middle of the range would be the not too bright, not too dim I was looking for. The pic was taken before I thought, "oh, I should pass audio to make sure all still sounds good before a victory lap". Success! Thanks again for your help.

Re: 500 series blue face 1176 rev A - Help thread
« Reply #225 on: May 02, 2020, 02:10:07 PM »
You’re welcome.
I think the brightness is just perfect.


 

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