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Old 02-27-2012, 11:11 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How Do You Test An LED Bulb To See If It Works?

Hey guys does anyone know how to power a 3157 led bulb straight from the battery too see if it works?
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Default Re: How Do You Test An LED Bulb To See If It Works?

I usually just put a wire on each led touch it to the battery, doesnt work switch the wire pos to neg, neg to pos, still doesnt work its fried (with the car not running)
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Default Re: How Do You Test An LED Bulb To See If It Works?

i use a 9v battery. put the battery down and touch the pos to pos and neg to neg.
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I usually just put a wire on each led touch it to the battery, doesnt work switch the wire pos to neg, neg to pos, still doesnt work its fried (with the car not running)
Say i put the negative wire on the positive terminal and the positive wire on the negative terminal, it won't damage the led right?
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Default Re: How Do You Test An LED Bulb To See If It Works?

Originally Posted by kaygmaxima View Post
Say i put the negative wire on the positive terminal and the positive wire on the negative terminal, it won't damage the led right?
I never had a problem
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Default Re: How Do You Test An LED Bulb To See If It Works?

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Say i put the negative wire on the positive terminal and the positive wire on the negative terminal, it won't damage the led right?
No it will not damage it. It just wont light up if the polarity is reversed.
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Default Re: How Do You Test An LED Bulb To See If It Works?

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No it will not damage it. It just wont light up if the polarity is reversed.
Alright awesome, thanks guys
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