RGB LED Breakout (3528)
RGB LED Breakout (3528) - This small size breakout is programmable full-color RGB LED for hobbyists, industrial designers, prototypers, and experimenters. It is designed to allow the easy addition of dynamic indicators, displays, and lighting to existing or new projects. Controlled by PWM channels can be available in soft red, orange, yellow, green, blue and white...The high quality LED has wide viewing angle and optimized light coupling by inter reflector.
Frequently asked questions about RGB LED Breakout (3528)
Q1: What is an RGB LED breakout (3528)?
An RGB LED breakout (3528) is a small circuit board that contains a red, green, and blue LED, typically in the 3528 SMD (Surface Mount Device) package. The breakout board typically includes a resistor to limit the current flowing through the LED, as well as pins or pads for connecting the LED to a power source and a microcontroller or other control circuit.
Q2: How do I connect an RGB LED breakout (3528) to a microcontroller?
The exact wire connections will vary depending on the breakout board and microcontroller used, but in general, the power and ground pins on the breakout board must be connected to the equivalent pins on the microcontroller, as well as the control pins for each of the red, green, and blue LEDs. The control pins can be linked to the microcontroller's PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) pins to allow for variable brightness and colour mixing.
Moreover, multiple RGB LED breakouts (3528) can be used together to create more complex lighting effects. You will need to connect each breakout board to a separate control pin on your microcontroller, and ensure that each breakout board has its own current-limiting resistor. By varying the brightness and color of each LED independently, you can create a wide range of lighting effects.
Q3: How do I control the color of an RGB LED breakout (3528)?
The color of an RGB LED breakout (3528) can be controlled by varying the brightness of the red, green, and blue LEDs. This can be done by applying a PWM signal to each of the control pins on the breakout board. By varying the duty cycle of each PWM signal, you can create a wide range of colors.
Q4: Can I use an RGB LED breakout (3528) with an Arduino?
Yes, you can use an RGB LED breakout (3528) with an Arduino or other microcontroller. Connect the breakout board's power and ground pins to the Arduino's equivalent pins, as well as the control pins for each of the red, green, and blue LEDs. The Arduino's PWM capabilities may then be used to regulate the brightness and colour of the LED.
Q5: How do I choose the right resistor for my RGB LED breakout (3528)?
The exact value of the resistor required will depend on the specific LED and power supply being used, as well as the desired brightness of the LED. You can use an online calculator or consult the datasheet for the LED to determine the appropriate resistor value. In general, a resistor value of 220-470 ohms is common for most applications.
Q6: What is the maximum current that can be passed through an RGB LED breakout (3528)?
The maximum current that can be passed through an RGB LED breakout (3528) will depend on the specific LED and breakout board being used, as well as the power supply voltage. In general, a current of 20-30mA is common for most applications, although some high-power LEDs may require more current.
- Full color RGB LED
- Operating Voltage:3.3-5V
- Wide viewing angle
- White package
- Operating Temperature:-40℃ to +85℃
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