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blinker question

postby Chrismx5 » 10/13/13 @ 20:35

Hey guys,

I know how rice this is. But you know what? I really don't care.

Okay - was thinking about my flashers/indicators the other day. They are quite a harsh On/Off system.

I was wondering if any electrical gurus out there could help me with a relay that would make it more of a slow pulse vs a harsh on/off.
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postby Chrismx5 » 10/13/13 @ 20:37

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Re: Need an electronic section/Help me

postby phillyb™ » 10/13/13 @ 20:41

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Re: blinker question

postby phillyb™ » 10/13/13 @ 20:42

resistors?
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Re: blinker question

postby Chrismx5 » 10/13/13 @ 20:54

That's neato!

I was thinking that.

I am in no means an electrician.

So, in theory (emphasis on theory) I could basically place a resistor between +ve and -ve on the circuit and it should (granted I used the correct resistor) create the pulse like effect?
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Re: blinker question

postby phillyb™ » 10/13/13 @ 20:58

the only way i know how to answer your question is to explain why i think a resistor MAY work.

when replacing regular automotive turn signal bulbs with led bulbs, i've had to use resistors to prevent them from blinking super fucking fast.

@revlimiter may also know of a way to do this. he's crafty
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Re: blinker question

postby Chrismx5 » 10/13/13 @ 21:01

Revlimiter is exceptionally crafty!

But that is a really good point!

I will do some bedtime reading and no doubt end up even more confused.

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Re: blinker question

postby phillyb™ » 10/13/13 @ 21:05

lol
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Re: blinker question

postby revlimiter » 10/13/13 @ 22:06

I... have no idea how to do this. Old cars have on-off blinkers. I like old cars. :) lol
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Re: blinker question

postby Chrismx5 » 10/13/13 @ 22:10

Damn!

I will read into it more.

This is for the S14 not the Miata :)
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Re: blinker question

postby zoona » 10/14/13 @ 06:42

won't a resistor just speed up or slow down the rate at which it flashes, rather than give the pulsing/fading effect?
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Re: blinker question

postby banned » 10/14/13 @ 08:48

They sell resistors on sites like ebay and superbrightleds. This fixes the hyperflash problem, but it defeats the purpose if you're going for energy savings. It draws as much energy/heat as a normal light bulb (because the led doesn't draw as much current, therefore tricking the flasher module into thinking the bulb has blown out). They get super hot though so mount those things on metal.
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Re: blinker question

postby Chrismx5 » 10/14/13 @ 15:55

I think this could prove to be way to much of a pain in the ass.
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Re: blinker question

postby banned » 10/14/13 @ 21:31

Oh hell. I thought this was about fixing the led hyperflash problem lol. You mean like a slower pulse rate using an incandescent bulb? I have no idea why you'd wanna do that.
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Re: blinker question

postby Chrismx5 » 10/15/13 @ 16:01

^ Correct!

And I have no idea either.

Like I mentioned :rice:

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