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Hello!

I'm thinking about building my own light kit for my cars
...does anyone know websites etc where I might find info on this. I'm looking for schematics, components lists an so on.

Many thanks


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Thanks MrBugs

..thats exactly what I was looking for. My only problem is the Goldcap capacitor!..I usually buy my components at Farnell.com but I can't find a Goldcap Capacitor there.
Is Goldcap the company that makes it, a nickname!?
or is it a special type capacitor??...english is not my first language so maybe thats why im confused


Can you help me?

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The capacitors are sold under various names. They are used to hold the CMOS memory in some PC's. Most electronic suppliers should stock them. Gold cap,super capacitors are just two names used for them.
 

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Hi, Mogtev !

Farnell codes:

106-835 = Capacitor 0.1F 5.5V bigger
CAPACITOR, 0.1F 5.5V; Capacitance: 0.1F; Capacitor dielectric type: Aluminium Electrolytic; Case style: Radial; Diameter, body: 13.5mm; Length / Height, external: 7.5mm; Pitch, lead: 5mm; Temperature, operating (a) max:

3035790 = Capacitor 0.22F 5V smaller and also affordable
CAPACITOR, 0.22F 5V; Capacitance: 0.22F; Capacitor dielectric type: Aluminium Electrolytic; Case style: Radial; Diameter, body: 10.5mm; Length / Height, external: 6mm; Pitch, lead: 10mm; Temperature, operating (a) max: 7

These work very well, I have built several lighting kits usink them.

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PS.

For headlights I recommend using:

Farnell:

352-6847 = White LED 3mm, very bright 1.44euro/25pcs
LED, 3MM WHITE; Angle, viewing: 35°; Colour, LED: White; LED / lamp size: 3mm/T1; Luminous intensity, typ: 600mcd; Current, If max: 30mA; Luminous intensity, min @ If: 200mcd; Voltage, PIV max: 5V; Voltage, Vf max: 4.5V;

For brake lights I recommend:

942-443 = Red LED 3mm Clear lens, very bright
LED, 3MM RED; Angle, viewing: 50°; Colour, LED: Red; Diameter, external: 3.1mm; LED / lamp size: 3mm/T1; Luminous intensity, typ: 1300mcd; Wavelength, peak: 660nm; Current, If luminous intensity: 20mA; Current, If max: 3

Naturally you will have to do some experimenting to suit the lights for your taste.

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I know it's a bit off topic but Overdrive light kits can be made to fit nearly every car but some cars will need heavy mods-cutting front tyres in half, buying new hubs! I could do a video of my Lister and SCX Suby going round my track at night if you wanted-I'd need somewhere to upload it to!
 
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