LED light array failure


#1

Before I buy a new one, any ideas for troubleshooting an inop LED?

The LED had worked in the past.. The other LED is operative and I measured 12 volts on the input to the bad LED. The ROV has hardly been used so I am a bit disappointed in the failure rate.

Thanks

Chris


#2

Hi Chris

I thought they run on 5 volt. I was testing mine on 6 volt and they seemed full brightness. I wonder if yours suffers from over voltage.

Dave


#3

Hi Chris:

I would just give the board a general visual inspection, and if you can't find anything wrong with the wiring, it's probably easiest to just buy a new one. I know Jameco sells the units, and they're not that expensive.

The LED modules have a built-in switching regulator, and work fine at the battery voltage used by OROV (10-12V).

-W