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Offline mech65

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Accent pads
« on: November 09, 2020, 11:03:05 AM »
Hello
Would I be able to wire in three rgb leds to the accent pads and control them with the sequencer? I am set up with neo pixel blade.
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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 12:24:12 AM »
sure, accent led pads are totally independent from the blade (or can mirror its color eventually). Accents 5-8 can be used as RGB control using attributes 1234 for blade mirror or CRYS for crystal color and pulsing.

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 04:23:37 AM »
I am using three rgb accent leds. I I use pads 5,6,and 7 where do I solder the three legs for rgb for each led?
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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 04:28:43 AM »
5 6 7 would go to the led anodes (common cathode to the neg / ground)

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 04:31:44 AM »
So for each led I would solder one of the colours to 5, the second Color to 6 and the third Color to seven? Then repeat for the other two leds?

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 07:04:13 AM »
You would need 9 pads then.. cf has 8  :shocked:

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 07:23:59 AM »
only 5 of them have PWM and mirror

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 09:17:10 AM »
Does that mean I can only use single Color or clear leds on these pads?

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 09:41:33 AM »
What ERV says is that out of those 8 pads, Pads 2,5,6,7,8 are PWM's.. Pads 1,3,4 are Hi/Low pads..
You may chose to match every pads to the blade color (color parameter) or Xtal color (xcolour parameter) but only 2,5,6,7,8 will be able to reflect the voltage needed to effectively match the color of each die (R,G and B)


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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 10:47:35 AM »
Sorry if I seem a little slow understanding this. I understand the difference in the accent pads but  would I have to connect each of the rgb legs from the led to three separate PWM pads? I guess it would be impossible to connect three separate rgb leds, nine legs total plus the three grounds.

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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 11:18:31 AM »
You may connect those 3 RGB's in parallel using only 3 pads but then you must sure not to drain  more than 18mA per pads. (well actually, even when installing 1 RGB you should check the mA drained..f.i. one of my surface mounted RGB drains 39mA@3.3v on Red die, not sure CFX would accept this without frying)
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Re: Accent pads
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 07:44:29 PM »
Thankyou, I think I will stick with single Color leds. I have a kit of them coming from Amazon.

 

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