batery for left gaunt LED

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    teamzoth's Avatar
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    batery for left gaunt LED

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned
    but i went to the radio shack nearest me, and the guys there were freaking idiots, and apparently know nothing about electronics, or customer service...
    i got me a mini red neon lamp, and i want to power it using batteries.
    this is the light - 120VAC Neon Lamp Assembly (2-Pack) - RadioShack.com
    so i tried hooking it up to a 9 volt, but no go...
    does any one here know what i have to use? two AAA's? two AA's? i'm at a complete loss...the lights say that the operating voltage is 120 VAC, and that the firing voltage is 70-80 VAC, and i have NO idea what that means.

    any help would be awesomely appreciated

    -Erik

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    Re: batery for left gaunt LED

    120VAC is the current from the outlets in your house, 120 Volts alternating current. Buy the one that says 12V, those will light up with a 9V battery, which obviously is 9 Volts direct current. I just wired up one in my new left gauntlet.

    The 12V standard, I believe, is what a computer's power supply puts out. Most fans you buy are built for 12V. They'll work better with a 9V and 2AA, because AA is 1.5V and when you link them all in series (+ of one to the - of the other) you add the voltages together. My helmet fan is just on one 9V, but for the one in my backplate, I use the 9V+ 2 AAs.

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    Re: batery for left gaunt LED

    here ya go...
    12-Volt Red Lamp Assembly

    or you can use one of these, which will light up with 2 AA batteries...
    5mm Red LED
    It'll look more accurate if you can salvage the red covering from the ones you've already bought. I know with my 12V one, the LED is white, and it's inside a red shell, and easily slides out.

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    Re: batery for left gaunt LED

    thanks a bunch NegativeEleven! I'll see if i can figure something out...worst case scenario, i'll go out and buy the proper one

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