LEDs and Battery connection
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LEDs and Battery connection

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Greetings Customizers and Toy Lovers,

I'm working on a custom for myself at the moment. It's my first custom ever. I decided to take apart one of my favorite figures to try to make it look a little better and add some style, but I'm stuck.

I need a mini motor, 4 led lights and a switch in a series circuit. I managed to pull off the 4 lights and got those working, but the motor and switch would not work. Does anyone have a way this could work? It was my first time doing LEDs and soldering. I'm clearly not a professional, but I'd very much appreciate if someone could help me out.

It looked like this:

Battery---Negative wire--- motor ---resistor---led---led---led---led---positive wire--switch---positive wire---back to battery.

With that setup the light only worked after taking the switch off. Any help out there from someone who knows what they are doing?

Thank you kindly,

Posted by Beautifuldone
on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
User Comments
Redcarl69 -
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ok this may help, a typical LED will drop about 1.8v across it. Therefore 4 times 1.8v (7.2v) is dropped in this circuit leaving insufficient voltage to drive a 12v motor. The LEDs need to be in parallel, though the resistor size will need amending or you'll over drive the LEDs.
The switch looks like a 2 pole switch, this means both positive and negative can be switched at the same time. The 6 pins will be 2 normally open, 2 normally closed, 2 output. You'll need to test continuity to find which to use, basically meter across 2 pins (no continuity) press the switch looking for continuity (beep etc on your meter). Trial and error until you find which pair of pins to use.
Hope this helps.
Beautifuldone -
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I'm also looking on how to connect those switches. They have 6 little metal prongs on them so I don't know where to connect them. How to do the lights and soldering I got from Jin's guide which was a god send
Beautifuldone -
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This is the motor:


Which I'll be putting in the Neca 7 inch Gypsy Danger. My goal is to make his reactor spin. Everything is carved out for the motor to fit inside with a battery pack as well, but the problem is connecting it all.

These are the switches:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006S21U2 ... 1?pi=SS115

I should have went into more detail earlier
pock63 -
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
What are you using the mini motor for? and how big is it?
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