Do you need resistors for LED turn signals?

Theory (3) A flash controller/resistor is necessary for every LED turn signal or light that is installed. (Example) Installation of rear turn signals requires 2 flash controllers/resistors. Installation of front and rear requires 4 flash controllers/resistors.

How many load resistor do I need for LED turn signals?

So if you replace 1 set of bulbs (the front OR rear bulbs) you will need to install 2 resistors (one for each side). The 3 OHM is the equivalent load of 2 bulbs. If you replace your front AND rear bulbs (4 bulbs total) you can use use two 3 OHM resistors.

What kind of resistor do I need for LED turn signals?

You will need 50W 6 OHM load resistors and tap the load resistor to the stock harness in parallel. Load resistors also have no negative or positive, making it easier for you because you wouldn’t have to worry about which wires goes to which side.

What resistor do I need for 12V LED?

Determine the voltage and current needed for your LED. We’ll use the following formula to determine the resistor value: Resistor = (Battery Voltage – LED voltage) / desired LED current. For a typical white LED that requires 10mA, powered by 12V the values are: (12-3.4)/. 010=860 ohms.

Do LED load resistors get hot?

These resistors get very hot when under constant load but for a turn signal, it won’t get as hot – still, securing to a metal surface is critical.

Are LED load resistors safe?

They do not perform any physical action and can overheat and melt insulation, causing short circuits and possible fire hazards. As the size of the load resistor matches the replaced globe, there is no saving in energy.

What size resistor do I need for LED?

LEDs typically require 10 to 20mA, the datasheet for the LED will detail this along with the forward voltage drop. For example an ultra bright blue LED with a 9V battery has a forward voltage of 3.2V and typical current of 20mA. So the resistor needs to be 290 ohms or as close as is available.