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March 10, 2016 AT 12:20 pm

FET DIY is a Simple FET Strobe Light

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Our solution was to use a 555 timer chip to drive a MOSFET to drive a 12VDC LED spotlight. The internet is filed with 555 timer chip examples so we will skip that discussion. The problem is that a 555 is fine for blinking a standard small LED, but a small LED doesn’t put out enough light to be used as a strobe.

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