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                      Adding switches to the LED Power Distribution Jr.

 

Figures below show front (current source) and back (resistor side) views of the N8105 Details are noted in red.

 

Adding switches to LEDs on the current source side of the board

If the series group has I, 2 or 3 LEDs in the group, then the switch wires should be connected at the point where a solder bridge would be normally placed to complete the circuit. If 4 LEDs are in the series, then the cathode trace leading to the –DC rail for the 4th LED must be cut first. Using a scalpel, cut completely through this trace in two places (as shown in figure 4 – black lines), and peel the cut section of the trace away. This will ensure there is enough of a gap to prevent any shorting. Solder switch wires to the points shown by the two red lines. See figures 1 through 4 below:

 

                                            Figure 1

 

                                            Figure 2 

                                          Figure 3 

                                                Figure 4 

 

Adding switches to LEDs on the resistor side of the board

For the back (resistor) side of the board, if 1, 2 or 3 LEDs are used, the switch wires should be connected at the point where a solder bridge would be normally placed to complete the circuit (circled in red), or if it is a series group, at the last solder bridge in the group. See figure 5 below.

                                     Figure 5

 

 If a 4th LED will be used, then the cathode trace leading to the –DC rail for the 4th LED must be cut first. Using a scalpel, cut completely through this trace in two places (as shown in figure 6 – black lines), and peel the cut section of the trace away. This will ensure there is enough of a gap to prevent any shorting. Solder switch wires to the points shown by the two red lines. The resistor side of the board has the flexibility to allow virtually any combination of individual LEDs or series groups to be switch controlled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    Figure 6 

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