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Old 01-06-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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I have this driver board
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will i need anything else. I plan on using a 12.7 vdc to the driver board.
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eek don't buy that diode, it's $1000 bucks. :/

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i didnt it was 5 bucks last night lol. the driver is ok ?
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No that's a voltage regulator you want a current regulator
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how can i mod it to regulate current too?
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how can i mod it to regulate current too?
Probably not going to happen unfortunately, as the board is customized for the IC. If you've got the skills to attempt a mod though, you might as well just build your own constant current driver for a couple bucks.

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cant i just put some resistors in there somewhere to limit the current?
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