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This is my very first soldering experiance, I've never soldered anything together before this, so before I finnish the rest of my CMoy, I wanted to get some tips from you guys and get some sugguestions.

Sorry for the shotty quality, my camera doesn't take close pictures very well.



*edit* Is the resistor (RLED) directional? The LED works when I put the battery termanals on the ends of the wires, but when I put the resistor on the neg. termanal and the other wire on the pos. termanal the LED doesn't light up.
 
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You heat the wire up too much so the sleeving is melting. Also, you use too much solder. Im not quite sure whats going on to what wire you soldered to the resister, but it should look like that. All in all if it holds congrats, but you need to practice more.

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No, the Rled is not directional but the led is.
 
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*edit* Is the resistor (RLED) directional? The LED works when I put the battery termanals on the ends of the wires, but when I put the resistor on the neg. termanal and the other wire on the pos. termanal the LED doesn't light up.


The resister makes no difference which way you put it on. The LED does.

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The resister makes no difference which way you put it on. The LED does.

-Alex-



I put RLED on the short side of the LED, that's supposed to be the negative side right?
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by nitsujH
I put RLED on the short side of the LED, that's supposed to be the negative side right?


It doesn't matter where the resistor goes, as long as it's between the supply and the LED.
 
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It doesn't matter where the resistor goes, as long as it's between the supply and the LED.



So why doesn't the LED lightup when I put the resistor between the battery and the LED?
 
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You sure you got the polarity right on the battery?
If so then your Rled may be to big for the led.
What LED you using?
 
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Twist the leads of the resistor and the LED together, that way you should be able to use alot less solder, and it should look like the second lead goes off at an angle like that.
 
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You sure you got the polarity right on the battery?
If so then your Rled may be to big for the led.
What LED you using?



Polarity is right. I'm using This LED
 
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If your resistor is too strong, you won't see any light. Try it without the resistor for a split second just to make sure your LED isn't dead.

If you don't get any light at all, you have blown the LED. This is either caused by too much current for about 10 minutes, or reverse polarity for about 5 minutes.
 
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Dead link but I know what led you mean.
Those blew diffused ones are pretty easy to spot.

And they are easy to burn up....
 
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