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XS650: LED Blinkers   Leave a comment

Got given a set of LED Blinkers a while ago. They sat around a bit. The idea was to reduce the load on my mates standard wiring XS. The low draw meant the flasher relay wasn’t registering them. He wanted to insert inline resistors. Increases the line load.  Defeats the purpose of using LEDs.

Had a Kellermann load independent flasher unit sitting on the shelf. Worked fine. Can also get generic models. 3 pole or 2.



1 .. 2 pole load independent flasher unit

2 pole load independent flasher unit



Did have to sort another problem though. The control light. Also LED. System wouldn’t work until Left and Right were separated by diodes. 1N4001- 1N4007.

  • 1.0 Amp forward current Silicon S general purpose diode,
  • Low forward voltage drop (ca 0.7V).
  • High surge current capability rectifier.
  • The only difference is in the maximum repetitive reverse voltage …  1N4001 has a maximum repetitive reverse voltage of 50 V, 1N4007  has 1000V.
  • 1 stands for number of semiconductor junctions. N means it’s a semiconductor diode



2 .. how i wired them in

how i wired them in … the diodes (1N4001/4002/…/4007) separate the signal to the control light – works for LED and non-LED circuits



3 .. left led is blinker control

left led is blinker control



Your electronics bloke should be able to help. The end with the stripe is the output side.

The self-cancelling function doesn’t work anymore. Disconnect the yellow/green wire.


Posted February 3, 2011 by xscafe in Elec - Lights, Elec - Wiring

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