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  1. #1
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    exploding LED

    my power-on LED didn't like 12 volts. It exploded instantly.
    **use extreme caution around these dangerous devices***






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    LEDS are devices which require 0.6V to operate, and are always used in series with a protective resistor to limit current. So dont be surprised

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    How did you accidentally give your LED 12v's?

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    Damn!! And I had overclocking my LED's as one of my weekend projects. I guess that idea is out the window.
    If it ain't broke, tweak it!!

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