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    led hookups

    has anyone tried hooking a kit of leds to any 3 channel radio and able to turn them on and off. i have a full setup on my slash and tried turning it on with my radio. But it wont turn on. Great full for any tips and links. thank you
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    im looking for the same, all i have is the on and off switch on the body. but i figure i could use one of my channels to turn it on and off.

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    yeah im on the same page i too have my lights pluged into the third channel hopping i could turn them on and off. sadly didnt work. there is a on off receiver from ********* that could be the ticket. But as always there outta stock..
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    Hey so I want to get some LEDs on my truck. How did you guys do it? Like where are you getting the power from? And what light kit do you have? RPM?

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    i went to rc lighthouse on ebay, got the narrow light bar from RPM and the leds all wired up for 26 bucks. at first i just had it mounted up wired to the inside of the body with a velcro strap glued to hold the battery and then ran it off a 9v. rc lighthouse does custom setups. so if you want a on and off switch they can do that for you too. obviously its going to be more. but im happy with their work, check them out.

    oh and i flipped my slash over 100 times since ive had the light bar and i ruined one led, which is like a dollar at radio shack lol.

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    You need something like this

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1482892
    or this
    Hobby King Receiver Controlled Switch
    or this
    http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/picoswitch
    Last edited by Kitteh298; 01-09-2013 at 12:57 AM.
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    Ok thanks guys. Il be sure to check out rc lighthouse. And those switches look nice so I don't have to turn them on on the car.

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    Problems.The manual's good starting point. Simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by trax de max View Post
    Nice find! That is a good price, how would I hook it up?

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    from receiver to IN= live/hot. VRC= signal. GND=ground
    output to leds GND and OUT or GOOD can't remember how i got mine.
    But tomorrow i need to test an old receiver i'm selling so i will take a photo of it.
    On the back there is two square pads that needed linked together, I don't know why that needed doing.
    Problems.The manual's good starting point. Simple

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    Got some pics of the pololu switch i use. never got round to soldering the wires directly to the board as it's quite full in the receiver box with the capacitor in there too., Maybe do that if i get new chassis.

    I just plugged it in using the reciever plugs i bought.

    The switch is more than double the price now than when i bought it, But didn't come with any instructions just the board and pins.
    Problems.The manual's good starting point. Simple

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