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Subject: RE: [motm] LED & Gate Voltage

From: "Tony Karavidas" <tony@...>
Date: 2000-06-29

If you wire it directly in parallel to the Gate jack, you will certainly
light the LED but you will not gate the instrument. You need to add a series
resistor to the LED. Try a few K ohms. It will be dim though.

Note: If you are driving insruments that need to be upwards of 10 volts for
the gate, the LED will prevent it from working.

Tony Karavidas
Encore Electronics

Designers of "The best MIDI to CV converter on the planet." -Keyboard Oct.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan Hunsicker [mailto:nate@...]
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 12:50 PM
> To:
> Subject: [motm] LED & Gate Voltage
> In the process of designing a breakout panel for my Encore
> Expressionist, I
> was thinking of putting 8 LED's on the front panel to show gate status. If
> i take an LED and wire it in parallel with the gate jack on my breakout
> panel will it light? will my modules still respond to the gate signal? Is
> there a better way to do this? -Nate
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