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Raj Memtaj 1990

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Hello my name is Rajiv Memtaj I am currently working on an A2 Product Innovation project and i want to attach some LEDs to my unit which are activated using a switch but i dnt knw how
CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME?
My email address is [email protected], plese contact me if you have ne suggestions on making it work.

Below is the problem
I have a simple 'push to break switch' which i bout from maplin. the picture is below.
























Below is a picture of the LED lights i am using, sorry the picture is not too clear
























The lights look amazing when lit up which is why im so keen to connect the switch, i want it to work so when a door is opened the lights turn on. PLEASE HELP AND TELL ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO
Heres a pic of what they look like























Thank you for viewing, i look foward to your comments and advice on how i can make this work. Thanks :D i'll be very gratefull if you can help me

If you decide to help me i can send you the pictures
 
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rumrunner

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Hi see what to do ,explain it all again ,because i dont know what your trying to do ,a switch is a switch ,i would just put one wire in each hole and turn on!
but then again ,im not qualified yet,so my advise might not be worth a light
good luck,,,,,,oooops
 
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Grae79

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don't have much of a clue what you're trying to achieve...what sort of LED lamps?
 
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Raj Memtaj 1990

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this is the switch im using

and these are the LED lights im using

I have no idea on how to connect the damn things toghetger
 
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rumrunner

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Right ,pull a wire off the battery ,any wire and connect to the switch ,any terminal will do ,then get a bit of wire and connect it to the other switch terminal and the battery where you took the wire off.
your on the right site mate,well make an electrician out of you ,a little bit of self experiment wont go amiss mind
atvbitwww
 
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Raj Memtaj 1990

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so does the wire connecting to the battery in the first place have to be removed in order for it to work?
 
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rumrunner

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no leave it on if you like ,i just told you how to do it ,are you taking the ****?
 
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Raj Memtaj 1990

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nope coz tryin it but not working, gunna keep tryin though
 
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rumrunner

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tell you what private message shakey ,he wll know how to do it.
 
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Raj Memtaj 1990

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ok, thanks for the help
 
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rumrunner

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No problem,glad to be of service,do what i told you and it will work ,if it doesnt swap the wires around on the battery.
 
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Shakey

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all you are doing is putting the switch in series with the lamp

Rum has told you exactly how to do it

the problem i think you have will be sperating the common supply

the lamps cables should go to two coomon points - one posistive, one negative (may be at the battery, may be on a terminal board)

remove all the cables from the posistive bit and connect to one side of the switch

from the other side of the switch, connect a new cable to the point you removed the first cables from

you will probably need a soldering iron

now, dont try and misenterprate what i said, like you did with Rum's very helpfull post

just do what i said, how i said

oh, and i now own you hahahahahahahahaha (thats an evil laugh by the way)
 
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Raj Memtaj 1990

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sorry for asking again but the other methods are not working, as another method could i simply cut one of the wires and then connect either end to the push switch? surely that will work because arent i breaking the circuit and including another circuit? please help
 
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rumrunner

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yes thats exactly what to do ,are you sure youre not taking the ****?
 
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