My pilot lamp on my G-1000DXA is out too. I popped the case off and it looks
like a pain in the butt to get to the light. Did you have any trouble?
on 4/4/10 2:45 PM, Jim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Apr 2010 18:58:54 +0000, RICHARD SOLOMON wrote:
>> I would replace them with a LED device (need a series resistor).
>> I have the 2800 Rotor, probably the same Control Box. Lets see
>> how long the bulbs last here in the land of high AC lines !!
> That's what I just did. It's cold and rainy in the Santa Cruz
> Mountains today, so it's a good day for a project like this.
> Studying the schematic showed that the existing bulb is driven from
> regulated 12VDC. On my workbench, I tried 5 LEDs in series on my
> regulated and current limited HP supply. That wasn't enough to
> overcome their barrier voltage, so I dropped down to 4 bulbs. That's
> quite nice, draws less than 5 mA from 12V, and puts out a lot of
> I opened up the controller and rigged the 4-LED series string
> alongside of the right side of the bezel and connected them to the
> that 12V line. They provide a very acceptable level of illumination.
> Thanks for all the info and suggestions.
> Jim K9YC
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