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Making the String

To make the lights we will have to solder the LEDs in a string of 4. The LEDs are wired in series. Once this is done the LEDs can run right off 12 volts. Because each lamp must not exceed 3.6 volts we will be save with them in series. I know the voltage in our trailer will not exceed 14.1 volts with the Intellipower converter. So 14.1 divided by 4 equals about 3.5 volts per LED. Normally the trailer will be at 13.2 volts so that is comfortably within the LEDs normal rating.

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The plus of the first LED goes to plus from the trailer. The LEDS are wired with the minus point of the first LED going to the plus lead of the second and the minus of the second LED going to the plus of the third and so on.

To solder the wires to the LEDs a medium to low wattage soldering iron is used. I use a 25 watt soldering iron - standard at any electronics store. The LEDS are wired with the minus point of the first LED going to the plus lead of the second and the minus of the second LED going to the plus of the third and so on. On the last LED the minus lead goes to ground.

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This is the last LED in the string. The minus point goes to the trailer ground and the plus point comes fron the previous LED minus point.


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