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DC lighting control

  1. May 30, 2012 #1
    I currently have available a 12V DC source and from that I want to power 3 LED strips but I want to be able to either have them all on at the same time, blink the strips in a pattern, or have them off. I have done some research into 555 timers but it looks like they wont be able to handle the current. I'm looking for some ideas on how I can implement this simply and keep it on the cheap side.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 30, 2012 #2
    use the 555 timer to drive a transistor or relay instead of directly driving the LEDs.
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