[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu 5400B Az-EL rotor controller Lamps

Alan VE4YZ ve4yz at mts.net
Fri Nov 13 09:06:17 PST 2009


Near the end of these images is a replacement of the lights.  I found LED's
with their built in lens too focused and not creating and even illumination
across the meter.  I went back to incandescent. The Source 13V 60ma with a
diode in series to reduce the light and increase its life.

If you buy LEDs in a package they usually show a Voltage/Resistance/%
illumination curve on the package.  If you have an unknown bunch of LEDs you
want to use, get a variable pot, set on max, use the voltage supply from the
5400 and reduce resistance until you get the illumination you want.  Then
replace the pot with an aproximate sized resistor.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org 
> [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL
> Sent: November 13, 2009 10:29 AM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu 5400B Az-EL rotor controller Lamps
> Someone a while back mentioned using LED's as replacements 
> for the meter lamps when they burn out. Can't remember who it 
> was.  Anyway, if you're still on the list, what value of 
> resister did you use in series with the LED's?  I think the 
> OEM lamps were around 14 or 15 volts.
> Thanks
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