if anyone can help,i need to know what the voltage is at the LED on my mm rd 100..
i am looking to up grade mine...i could not find it on the schematic..
The footswitch and LED are shown on all the RD schematics but without any part number for the LED because LEDs are generic for the most part.
LEDs operate on Current and not Voltage per se.
You don't have to go looking for a particular voltage as all "raw" LEDs are the same. Just make sure NOT to use an LED with a built-in resistor (like the ones that Radio Shack sells as "12-Volt" LEDs which already have a 1K resistor built into them so they will run on a 12Vdc car system with no external components or special ones that have built-in blinkers and such).
Just replacing the LED in the footswitch with another LED (make sure they are in then same polarity or the new one won't light up) should work fine.
You can still buy the Red lenses that Music Man used but you can also get them in Clear so you could install Green, Orange, Amber, Yellow, Blue, Purple of UV (Ultra-Violet) LEDs instead of Red!
Also, you can get high-intensity LEDS that will burn your retinas if you look right at them! You can get these from places that sell Computer modding supplies (like frozencpu.com or superbrightleds.com).
I use those super bright blue ones in the pedals I mod. Man, can you see them in a dark club!
HEY STEVE AND MIKE
THANKS FOR THE HELP....
I'M NOT A TECH BUT DO HAVE SOME ELECTRONIC SKILLS;BUT I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT L E D'S...THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP...
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:25#1