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garrynoblek

first cockpit build - what resistor to use?

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Hi,I'm in the process getting ready to start building my first project, an MCP. Only thing i'm stuck at is what strength of resistor to use in an LED circuit. I'm new to electronics but have done a bit of research so I understand the general concept behind resistors and why they are needed.What i'm wanting to do is daisy chain 6 LEDs together on the same circuit. I understand i need to use a resistor so that all LEDs are at the same brightness? (correct me if i'm wrong) Only thing is what resistor to use? Tried a couple of calculators on the net but ended up confused so thought i'd turn to the forum for help.If it helps, the details from the LED datasheet is below:Average power per LED - 80mWPeak Forward Current per LED - 60mADC Forward Current per LED - 20mAReverse Voltage per LED - 3VForward Voltage - Typ 2.2V, Max 2.5VReverse Voltage - Min 3V, Max 50V (think this might be a typo and should read 5V?)Any help would be greatly appreciated,ThanksGarry

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