Wrong resistor networks?
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Wrong resistor networks?

by Punkshnitz on Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:37 am

Hi, just building my first lot of spokePOV's and just a quick querie. Noticed on the parts list it states that blue LED's require a 56 ohm but the kit was shipped with 68 ohm which the parts list says is for the green.

Don't want to install them till I know for sure cheers!
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Re: Wrong resistor networks?

by adafruit on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:24 pm

its all good, we tweak em for the LEDs as long as its kinda close its ok!
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Re: Wrong resistor networks?

by jrfoell on Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:52 am

Not to necro this post, but it is relevant...

I cracked one resistor network, and bought a replacement 27 Ohm (I have yellow LEDs). Then I noticed the kit included 39 Ohm resistor networks. Is one resistor being different going to effect LED brightness, heat, longevity, etc. (should I get 39 Ohm to match)?
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Re: Wrong resistor networks?

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:16 am

27 ohms will be slightly brighter than 39. Heat and longevity effects will be insignificant. For best appearance you probably want a matching network.
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