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Our troubled string of lights 5. Solder the components to the male and female ends. Ensure you have the orientation of anode/cathode of the diodes correct. Note, if you plan to use heat shrink for the components, place the pieces as required before soldering to any wires. I use electrical tape. a. Diodes to AC power from male plug b. LED to resistor c. AC pass through wires to female end 4 6. You must now wrap with tape or protect with heat shrink tubing, one leg of the diodes so that they don’t short together. This is before they are joined as part of the bridge. See pic-ture below. 7. Thoroughly protect any exposed compo-nents and wires with electrical tape if you are not using heat shrink. 8. Wrap the entire sections with electri-cal tape. Note: I have not had any issues only using electrical tape. Moisture is not a factor here, protection from exposed wires and heat from the resistors are my concerns. 24  PlanetChristmas  |  September 2014 5 5A 5B 5C


PlanetChristmas Magazine September 2014
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