Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
Your resistor is not big enough in terms of power dissipation capability. You need a higher wattage one; 15W should do the trick.
Or better yet: See if you can get away with a higher resistance.... that will lower the amount of power dissipated in the resistor when a resistor is wired in parallel with the voltage source as an additional load.
Are you sure all your resistors are the same resistance? I bet the load resistor you are using that DIDN'T burn is a higher resistance. Check the markings again.
As for the 2 LEDs.... they may be just crappy, intentionally overdriven LEDs.... I have had one die as well. They overdrive them in an attempt to make them brighter, but this shotrtens the life disproportionally to the amount of extra light. A bit more light, but a LOT less life.... sounds like a great trade off..... NOT!
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Last edited by hardwareguy; 04-15-2007 at 07:27 PM.