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Can you typically use two drivers to power a diode, and the two amperages will add together.

For example, you have two ghostdrives that are both rated to output 300, if you wire them up right, can you get 600mA out of it?

Something like this:
 

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Some drivers, yes, some no. The only way to know for sure it to try it! Unless others have and can chime in here.
 
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Yes, you can parallel them. :)

Like Blord said, you also could replace the resistors if you've already got the 300mA drivers and don't want to parallel them. If you don't have any resistors on hand and can handle a soldering iron, shoot me a PM. I'll just throw a resistor in an envelope and mail it to you.
 




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