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      11-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #237
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Originally Posted by misterba View Post
Nice. Unfortunatly the AE's I have (and few other people here) have 60 LED's per ring so I think the warning is about too much resistance. I hope I'm wrong.
If you have an ampmeter measure the draw on the AEs, or see if you can find a spec on the 60 LED AE power..

The parking light on the OEM housing is 5w, so at 13.8VDC = 362mA. If I know what your AEs are pulling I can calculate your required resistor to place in parallel to the AEs. This way the whole circuit will draw 5w.

If you are drawing more then 5w with a 60 LED ring then no easy fix. You would need to add a relay.