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Chico Magalh„es
02/29/12 23:55
  03/01/12 00:04

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#186313 - Answers + need some explantion
Responding to: Per Westermark's previous message
I guess you have found this schematic on the net somewhere.


Why not create a real solution and use chains of maybe 80V instead? How fast do you need to flash them - can't you use a current-controlled driver?

I'm open to good ideas, can you explain me this?
I thought in using direct AC supplying because I dont want to spend LOTS with a supply enough to light several LEDs... 3 series of these LEDs are already more than 1 amp.
LED quantity here is not critic, (like over 20 LEDs is ok for me)
I dont know exactly the flash frequency, it will be a lightning device like a party strobe.
Can you explain me the current-controlled driver?
I know constant current drivers, but for low voltage systems, not for high voltage like here.

A. What is a cost of one (1) accident that burns 50% of your LEDs?
B. What is the cost if someone manages to touch the circuit and comes after you for compensation?
C. What is the cost if some inspector sees this design and orders it immediately removed?

A. like 20USD
B. I will protect with something like a glass or plexiglass.
C. I will use at home, I believe no inspector here, if some inspector comes then I really dont know.

Thank you very much.

EDIT: PS: I have read about varistor + fuse for protection... kinda "medieval" but could help?

List of 27 messages in thread
AC Powered LEDs + strobe      Chico Magalh„es      02/28/12 22:58      
   Isolated Switch      Jim Granville      02/28/12 23:39      
      Switching      Chico Magalh„es      03/15/12 00:41      
   Some basics      Oliver Sedlacek      02/29/12 00:54      
      Not a good design - and expensive        Per Westermark      02/29/12 03:00      
         Answers + need some explantion      Chico Magalh„es      02/29/12 23:55      
      Cap voltage      Chico Magalh„es      03/01/12 00:03      
         More than 280V      Oliver Sedlacek      03/02/12 04:30      
            Measurement      Chico Magalh„es      03/15/12 00:45      
               Measurement correct      Erik Malund      03/15/12 07:54      
   two caps polarity reversed on DC!! ?      Erik Malund      02/29/12 07:13      
      More common long time ago      Per Westermark      02/29/12 08:33      
         I was around then      Erik Malund      02/29/12 09:21      
            Some polarized capacitors survives AC but not reversed DC      Per Westermark      02/29/12 10:01      
               POOOOOOOOOF      Erik Malund      02/29/12 10:27      
                  Yes, very likely a failure      Per Westermark      02/29/12 11:10      
                     that need bold face      Erik Malund      02/29/12 11:44      
            Back to back connection...      Kai Klaas      03/02/12 17:05      
   And another thing...      Andy Neil      02/29/12 15:30      
      Pseudo-CC with resistor requires much % V over resistor      Per Westermark      02/29/12 16:52      
      chip      Chico Magalh„es      03/01/12 00:11      
         one of these      Erik Malund      03/01/12 08:00      
         Chips      Andy Neil      03/01/12 14:33      
   PC PSU      Chico Magalh„es      03/15/12 00:47      
      Definitely better with lower voltage design      Per Westermark      03/15/12 01:11      
         PSU      Chico Magalh„es      03/15/12 18:37      
            Some bricks can inform about rating      Per Westermark      03/16/12 02:21      

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