I've just spent the last 3 days reading your blog and I'm just blown! I was doing a Google search on making a simple electric circuit and that's how I came across your website.
Your site is just fascinating and you've shared so many wonderful circuits that its been driving me mad!
I was trying to do a small home project using a 12V car battery and a 12V/5W LED Downlighter and wanted to know how I could connect the downlighter to the 12V car battery without going via an inverter.
I looked at the following circuit on your blog, but not sure if this is what I need.
Would you be able to help me please?
The LED Driver that came with the Downlighter is a rated at 3-5x1W
SEC: 9-17VDC / 300mA +/-5%
The battery I would like to connect this to, is a 12V Car Battery 70Ah (without using the 240V LED Driver and an inverter)
Any information into how I could make this circuit would be warmly
Thank you very much and once again, fantastic blog (I will continue to read the Solar related material when I get time)
|A Typical 5 Watt LED Car Downlight Image|
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If the LED that you have is rated at 12V/5watt means it can be directly connected to a 12V battery supply irrespective of the battery AH rating. The same will be true for any LED assigned with a voltage matching the battery voltage.
For added safety you can include a 1 ohm 1 watt resistor in series with the LED.
Hope this helps.