Hi folks. I was working on a scale modeling project for installing LED lights as navigation lights on a plastic model kit with a little micro cell phone motor to spin the prop. All this is to be mounted on a little wooden base with a little slide switch. The SMD LED's are from eBay (pre-wired).
So if you can picture the circuit:
I have the (2 x AA) 3v battery holder in the middle with a separate slide switch which I will mount on the underside of the model base. On the right I have the 3V micro motor, a 3V white, 1.9V green and 1.9V red LED's all in parallel. The Green and Red LED's have 51ohm resistors upstream.
On the left side in series I have a flashing red 3V LED, a 1.9V red LED with a 51Ohm resistor upstream and three more 3V White LED's.
Note both circuits are connected to the same battery sitting in the middle (pictorially). All LED's are SMD's, with the Flashing Red as the regular LED with legs/ prongs.
1) Will this work?
2) Do I need more power? Not that I intend to run this all day. It's more so just for display? On for maybe a minute or two and then Off.
3) The Flashing Red normal LED in the series circuit is supposed to make the other SMD LED's in the series circuit also flash. Is this arrangement ok? or should I just buy another flashing LED and make a separate parallel independent circuit for the 1.9V red LED in the series circuit? The idea is to make the red SMD LED flash. Can't install the normal flashing LED on the model as it's too big. It will just be tucked away underneath the model base.
4) I Had to work with SMD LED's as the regular ones are way too too big to install anywhere on my model as navigation and/ or taxiing lights.
Any help will be appreciated. many thanks.