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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: hdawson on 18.04. 2019 12:39

Title: LED indicators
Post by: hdawson on 18.04. 2019 12:39
Hello All.
The LED indicators that I have fitted work OK when the SR is stationary but flash like mad when the engine is running.
Quite distracting especially as they seem to be tapping out a SOS...
Any advice gratefully appreciated as usual.
Cheers, Hadrian.
Title: Re: LED indicators
Post by: lawnmowerman on 18.04. 2019 12:49
Hi Hadrian

Did you fit an LED flasher unit? They are different to the type used for filament lamps as the LEDs do not draw enough current to make them flash correctly.

Jim
Title: Re: LED indicators
Post by: cyclobutch on 18.04. 2019 13:26
Vibration or bad voltage regulation?
Title: Re: LED indicators
Post by: RDfella on 18.04. 2019 20:58
My son just had the same problem, having fitted led lights to his chinese heap. What you need is an electronic flasher unit (they call them relays nowadays - no idea why). They are wattage unconscious, unlike the mechanical ones which require a certain wattage to energise them.
Title: Re: LED indicators
Post by: hdawson on 19.04. 2019 00:59
Thanks for the responses.
I will swap the relay for the correct part.
Cheers, Hadrian.
Title: Re: LED indicators
Post by: hdawson on 20.04. 2019 01:16
Hmmm...
Just checked the flashers and they are in fact the ones in the photo.
Is the product description just a lie or is there something else going on?
Cheers, Hadrian.
Title: Re: LED indicators
Post by: kiwipom on 20.04. 2019 23:19
hi guys, got this `flasher` unit from e-bay the flash rate can be adjusted, works well it has two pins and not three like the one in your pic, cheers