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07-21-2020 06:33 AM
Dan Pierce The CL2 is a 20 milli-amp limiter and you need to be careful to not use a single 10ma led.
I used 2 10 ma identical leds in parallel with a cl2 with no problem. Also as I am DCC i sometimes put 20ma leds in series. This can make for simple wiring.
07-20-2020 08:49 PM
Installing LED headlights

Hmmm? I imagined the CL2 in parallel with the ESC input so it would always have the same polarity and supply voltage.
07-20-2020 04:24 PM
Greg Elmassian There's millions of different leds, normally pick a "warm white" for a diesel, and a yellower one... they are cheap, buy a few and see if you like them.

The CL2 should only have the LED on it, you seem to be asking to power the entire esc...

The CL2 sets a constant CURRENT, not voltage.

07-20-2020 02:10 PM
Installing LED Headlights

What LED do you favor for headlight use?
And for battery power you would hook up the CL2 in front of the ESC, so that there would be constant VDC & Polarity to the lighting, right?


11-08-2018 08:24 PM
Dick Friedman I have stopped using resistors too. The CL2 limits current, and work for anywhere from one to a dozen LEDs in parallel. Yes, they cost more than resistors, but for me, the ability to use them anywhere for any number of LEDs make them much more useful.
11-01-2018 07:57 AM
Dan Pierce Be sure to tie them to dc voltage in series with the led/leds.
I wire 3 leds in series to the CL2-N2 (some engines have 3 headlights). Also, these are digital and have V+ at 24 volts so I could have 6 in series if needed.
10-31-2018 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by bdp3wsy View Post
Does anyone have a wire diagram to use the CL's with LED's???
Check the data sheet - the middle lead is not connected
10-30-2018 10:00 PM
bdp3wsy Does anyone have a wire diagram to use the CL's with LED's???
08-09-2018 08:48 PM
Dick413 Go to your airwire manual for that decoder it will tell you what resister to use and how to hook it up to that board
08-08-2018 08:56 AM
Martan Yeah, I never use resistors anymore. Too much math! ha. I order the CLs in bulk from mouser. Great little devices.

I also do the LED strings like Kevin said, Lowes and Home Depot have the warm white strings all year. The after xmas stuff is also great, you get some nice colored ones for signals and signs and stuff.
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