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Old 08-31-2015, 08:04 PM   #11
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Hank -

Very nice drawing and explanation. Can I skip installing the diodes, and just wire the position light common to the lighted handle? (aisle light, I think).

Allen

P.S: Even though I know that a diode is a one-way "valve" for electrons, it's still a challenging concept for a chemical engineer
Allen - If you have one source for the light, no diode (or one-way valve for mechanical geeks) is necessary. If you have two or more sources controlling a light, there should be a diode in series with each source. Sometimes, depending upon the electrical make-up of the source (for example a transistor output) you can skip one diode. But not knowing the make-up of the source, a diode would be best on all multiple sources to the light.
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