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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:05 pm

Doing 7 leds for my fluval edge. I will not fail this time!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:35 pm

Are you running a fan?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:38 pm

I will be. I attempted to do custom LEDs on the fluval edge to keep the lighting confined to the small hood, sadly it was a 150 dollar fail.

But I still have the heatsink which has several hours of work into it, and the fan and adapter so all I did was re-order the LEDs and buy some more thermal compound. I was hoping they would have shipped already but I haven't received an email yet.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:19 am

Wishing you better luck than last time! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:31 am

Sam_G wrote:
Wishing you better luck than last time! cheers

Hopefully I cut out the luck factor with the BJB connectors! Just have to drill some holes and I'll be good to go!


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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:32 am

JUST GOT MY SHIPPING CONFORMATION! LEDs will be in Thursday or Friday!!!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:53 am

Whoop! bouncy

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:05 am

Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:09 am

I've done LED's before. Ask questions if you like.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:44 am

I ended up ruining my connection points (not the steadiest hands), so this time I bought the solderless connectors and it should be a piece of cake! If I do have questions I'll be sure to ask!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:25 pm

Nicholas41 wrote:
I ended up ruining my connection points (not the steadiest hands), so this time I bought the solderless connectors and it should be a piece of cake! If I do have questions I'll be sure to ask!

So, that was the only thing that happened with the old LED's, bad soldering?

That can be fixed as long as they were not fried by overvoltage/current or overheating.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:52 pm

They're long gone, and by bad soldering I mean toasty to non existent connections.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:52 am

Nicholas41 wrote:
They're long gone, and by bad soldering I mean toasty to non existent connections.

Ouch. Well, if you like, I can show you how it's done (proper tools make all the difference).

I'm on campus every weekday.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:19 pm

I might have to take you up on that in the future! We could use a new solder iron, but I'm only doing two connections so all should be well Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:02 pm

I really might have to take you up on that Josh. The BJB connectors didn't work. 20 gauge wire fit fine, but when it came down to the power supply cords they were 14 gauge. So I drilled the opening bigger on the connectors and got them running for a few. Then lost connection. Time for soldering I guess.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:49 pm

Um, were the LED's on a heatsink while running? I hope they didn't get too hot.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY LEDs with BJB SOLDERLESS connectors   Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:40 pm

They only ran for about a minute, and they were on the heatsink.

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