Re: [DML] Blowing fuses with LEDs.
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Re: [DML] Blowing fuses with LEDs.



Not likely to happen on a car with only 15v or so to play with, and all 
LED bulbs that I've seen have resistors in series with them as part of 
the assembly

Several of the LED replacements we do in the 501 type which are 
reversible actually contain a rectifier which means they can be reversed 
and still work. Those that don't just don't light up when plugged in 
backwards.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the original query was with regards to the 
marker lights - BA9's and cannot be "plugged in backwards".

Martin

Joseph Kuchan wrote:

>A diode that has been reversed biased (hooked up backwards) by a voltage 
>higher than it's peak reverse voltage (PRV) reading will short, (turn into a 
>virtual piece of wire) and henceforth will blow fuses no matter which 
>direction you hook it up in afterwards.
>
>-Joe Kuchan
>  
>






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