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Professional front red led lights and extra channel for chaser leds

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Kevin M, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Kevin M

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    Hi All,
    This is my first post on this forum and I need to know if I can do what I'am
    about to explain,....here is my issue. I just bought the Dream-color chasing
    RGB led flexible lights, operating voltage is 12 volts-24 volts. I want to solder
    the positive wire from the led dream-color chasing leds to the dji phantom 3
    main battery compartment. then take the black ground wire and connect it to the
    black ground wire on the red led light on the front of the quad, at this point
    that should now be able to turn on and off my led chasers from my radio.
    BUT ,...I need to know if this is ok to do, without putting an over load on
    any part off the board where the red led light for the front of the phantom 3
    ties in. hope this makes sense,
    hope to here from someone on this issue.
    thanks guys,
    Kevin M
     
  2. N017RW

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    NO you cannot do this. The LED drivers cannot supply the necessary current.

    You cannot control them remotely with the OEM control system.

    I can think of three possibilities:
    1-Wire direct to battery terminals (LEDs On and Off with battery power switch)
    2-Add switch to above to allow shut off independent of battery switch
    3-and lastly, add a secondary remote system (keyfob type) and appropriate interface.
    This would function as #2 above but wireless and be of very limited range.

    Maybe others will have some suggestions.
     
  3. yblaser

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    Use a relay in series with the red LEDs to switch the power direct from the battery maybe?

    If you are connecting anything to the main battery I would make sure to put a fuse inline.
     
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