Hacking a 10 Watt RGB flood

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by marsh28, Aug 27, 2013.

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    On ebay, they sell remote controlled RGB 10 watt floods for as little as $20. I just bought one last week from an American distributor for $24. Although I know Ray Wu sells these with the DMX decorder already included, I'd like to attempt to hack this RGB flood and attach one of the cheapo 3 channel rgb controllers Ray sells. Does anyone know how this might be done? Here's a link to the flood I purchased...


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/150895932743?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
     
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    Can you just daisy chain the 10Watt one's together and connect a small power supply to each?
     
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    If you follow the process on Alec's page, i have found it easier to desolder the 3 surface mount resistors connected to the gates and make the connection there to the driver circuit. I broke the gates when trying to lift them and that meant replacing the devices. Given I didn't have surface mount parts available I had to squeeze a full size TO220 device in there. (it was actually two TO220 devices in the end and not easy to fit it all in!)
     

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