LED Series Resistor Calculator
These calculators give values for LED current
limiting series resistors. The first calculator gives values based on standard LED types.
This should only be used if the LED forward voltage and current are not known. The second
calculator gives a more accurate value using these figures, which can be found in the
suppliers catalogue. Preferred resistor values are also calculated;
use the radio buttons on each calculator to select the preferred value series to use.
Calculate Resistor Value for Common LED Types:
Calculate Resistor Value from Vf and If:
R = (Vs
) / If
= (Supply Voltage - Forward Voltage) / Forward Current
is in units of Amps, NOT
Milliamps! (20mA = 0.02A)
For more details see the technical data section here
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