Quick question....do you know how to solder??
Alright so let's do this, I always wanted to do this and truthfully I was inspired by all the people making DiY led panels!
Awhile back, I purchased a light from Cidly, if your not familiar with them google it, pretty much shitty Chinese led panels for a cheaper price.
It's suppose to be a 360 watt 3w diodes.
It did fine for about 4 months then one led at a time went out.
I was going to return it but then I decided to keep it and fuck with it later down the road, well the time is here!
Let's take it apart and put it back together with upraded parts RIU!
I'm going to take it apart and show y'all what's inside,
let's test it,
see what's wrong with it,
Maybe we can salvage some things in it?
And after all that lets order the best of the best diodes for it,
Then when we r done lets grow some dank with it!
If y'all didn't catch my drift I kept saying "let's" meaning I want everyone's help with this(no worries I got the funds) I want all of us to put our input and make this panel legit!
So let's get started with the pics
Here's the panel when it's on and off
IMG_0071.jpgIMG_0072.jpgIMG_0083.jpg<---yes that is a cum stain, i cant help myself with these leds panels!! haha jk...
has 4 fans which all work so im geussin that all the power supplies are working
Power switch, one side turns the unit on the other side doesn't do anything, once again shitty led
Power supply, looks simple enough for me too understand how it works kinda..
here are the diodes most of them dont work to the best of my knowledge, maybe it can be due to the drivers
but i actually think they got burnt out
ok so now what next yall?
i dont know much about the drivers so i wana get more info on that.
i wana run some test to see what is exactly broken, just not sure where to begin.
lets do some shoping for some bad ass diodes and maybe even drivers?
once agian this is a community project so this may take awhile, at the end this will be worth it,
and because this is a community project i think its only fair we name the remodeled panel, RIU LED
Last edited by foreverflyhi; 06-16-2012 at 11:27 AM.
Quick question....do you know how to solder??
HAHA no..... what is it?
youtube here i come
I own a Apollo 6 like panel with is like yours but with 2 modules less, and i toke apart some days ago witch can be seen here.
You don't show any pictures of the back side of the panel so I'll post one here, since we are talking about changing LED's maybe,
witch looks like would be an easy thing to do.
The first job would be to find out what is working and what is not.
The driver are driving the 2 modules in parallel, so if you see 1.41A on the driver thats / 2 on the LED current
You can not run the drivers with only on module the LED's could blow, so remember that during testing.
First question is: Looking at picture 1, with only 2 modules are running, what about the others what happen to them
did you disconnect the drivers or did you switch the panel on and suddenly it looked like this ?
Edit: foreverflyhi "It did fine for about 4 months then one led at a time went out."
Was it single leds or hole modules ?
Last edited by Rasser; 06-15-2012 at 06:29 PM.
get a multimeter, so you can check on those diodes and see which one works
I am LED to believe in
i will take pics of the bottoms side of the unit asap
and im not sure, i would geuss its single? or can u better explain that to us?
Last edited by foreverflyhi; 06-15-2012 at 06:57 PM.
Loosing one module at the time could both be a bad thing or good,
it could mean that it is the drivers that are busted, and the led's are fine,
or the modules are burned off, and the driver are fine.
I would start with disconnecting all the wires from the driver to the modules
and start with one driver and 2 modules, if that isn't working, then same driver with 2 other modules,
still nothing, another driver and same module, still nothing same driver and another module, still nothing,
you get the picture.
Checking to see if anyone has answered the multimeter question....nope
Multimeter can normally do 3 things
1. Measure voltage( by analog to digital conversion )
2. Measure resistance( by sending out volt and see how much current is drawn )
3. Measure current( by measuring how much voltage there is over a shunt resistor - a thick wire on cheap multimeter's when current flow through )
By measuring the resistance you can tell if most electronic components are defective.
I don't think drivers will run without modules connected, I think the fault indicators lit up when I did that, I'll have to test that.
The modules start lighting up at about 27 volts so it's difficult to test them without a laboratory power supply.
Last edited by Rasser; 06-15-2012 at 10:21 PM.
We got our first test, let me take some pictures along with the results
Last edited by foreverflyhi; 06-16-2012 at 02:01 AM.
What the on the last post?