Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

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Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by Rider » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:55 am

In previous builds of the kite CM3 and CS lite, I understood resisters were needed to add power, charge and activity LEDs. However, on the recent CS lite board, there appears to be solder points on the board for this. I am I correct in thinking I can just solder LEDs directly to the board now? there are no forums or instructions anywhere to do this anywhere

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by kite » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:26 am

Resistors still required, check out the specifics on the FAQ: https://github.com/kiteretro/Circuit-Sw ... tatus-leds

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by Rider » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:09 am

kite wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:26 am
Resistors still required, check out the specifics on the FAQ: https://github.com/kiteretro/Circuit-Sw ... tatus-leds
Thanks for the reply dude

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by FlashyFrank » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 pm

I am also wondering how to add LEDs to the Lite board. I have seen the FAQ but i am sort of a noob when it comes to this sort of thing and can not really tell what is going on in the diagram. Do i just need to put 2k resistor between the the solder points and the LEDs?

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by kite » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:01 am

FlashyFrank wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 pm
I am also wondering how to add LEDs to the Lite board. I have seen the FAQ but i am sort of a noob when it comes to this sort of thing and can not really tell what is going on in the diagram. Do i just need to put 2k resistor between the the solder points and the LEDs?
Yep, see that on the wiki diagram that the names of the wires on the right match to the names of the labels on the picture. Yes you need to wire each LED independently with a resistor (so there will be a total of 4 wires coming from the board, you cannot share the - or + of any of the LEDs)

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by FlashyFrank » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:18 pm

Ok, so from the negative solder point I will add a wire and then attach the LED to that wire, then the resistor and then from the resistor to the positive solder point on the board?

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by FlashyFrank » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:37 pm

I got the lights all setup and they appear to be working. I have noticed that the 'charge' light only turns on when the unit is powered on. Is that the way it is? I would love the charge light to be on even when the unit is powered off but it is not a big deal.

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Re: Add LEDs to Kites CS lite

Post by kite » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:04 am

Ah i see, i hadn't actually tested that out but i see what needs to be done! Move the "+" wire from the charge LED onto the RED CIRCLED side of the capacitor here with the label "THIS":
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It has to be this cap, and it has to be the side circled in RED :)

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