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              NK8035A Lighthouse Beacon Kit Installation



Connecting the NK8035A:

Installing the NK8035A is very straightforward. Because the module has circuitry on both sides, care must be taken to be sure that the components or wire solder points will not make contact with any metal object which could cause a short  circuit.

 This kit is pre-wired with input power wires already connected. The red wire is for connection to +DC and the black wire is for connection to –DC (ground). These wires are pre-tinned for easy soldering  to your power source. Figure 1 below shows a close-up of the circuit and wiring connections. Point 3 & 4 are the outputs that connect to the attached LED. All wires are multi-stranded so they are very flexible allowing for easy routing in the model.

Important note: A low-wattage iron with a pointed tip should be used for connection of wires. Too much heat or solder can easily damage the wires.

We recommend mounting the LED from the back by attaching adhesive to the wires near the back of the LED so adhesive is not placed directly on the LED. It is also recommended that whatever adhesive is used that it does not contain high aggressive solvents that could attack the insulation on the wires. Walthers Goo is an example of an “aggressive” solvent type adhesive. Elmers white Glue, CA (superglue) and 2-part epoxies are very safe for this type of mounting and will not damage wires or surfaces of your model in most cases.

If the LED is to be mounted slightly above a flat surface, we recommend cutting a narrow slot from the edge of the surface to slide the wires into position where the LED is to be located. Then gluing the wires min position will be very easy and hold the LED in place while the adhesive dries. 

This completes hookup of our NK8035A Lighthouse module. We hope the added realism it provides enhances your enjoyment of the hobby.

 If you need assistance with wiring or have any questions, please contact:             n[email protected]


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