Re: Coach lighting

Ed S <eschwerkolt@...>

I think Don meant no you do not need a fifth diode.

Ed S

At 04:30 PM 2/4/2014, you wrote:

Yes. Using a bridge rectifier corrects for either track polarity and protects the LEDs from reverse voltage.



From: WiringForDCC@... [ mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of Thomas Cockle
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:01 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Coach lighting


I use a bridge rectifier ahead of the LED lighting (so that when I run at my DC-only club the lights work in both directions).   Since a bridge rectifier is actually four diodes, doesn't this solve the reverse voltage problem as well?

Or should I add another diode?

Tom Cockle

McKinleyville CA


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