Add a led strip to arms- help

Hello

Please i need help about this argument. I've got , or better i will have (depends of the shipping...) the APM2. I'd like to put 4 led strip, about 3 or 6 led each, one for arms like thiese one:

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These led strip have a forward tension of 12v and resistor already included. Can i connect it in any APM2 pin and how? And please anyone to learn me how to manage the led with eg. a radio switch?

Ty

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    Connect direct to outer pins of balance tap of 3S LiPo

  • First of all, no, you cannot drive those directly from the APM2 pins.  They are rated at 5V and only 40mA.  Not nearly high enough.  You must use a transistor, MOSFET, etc, driven by the APM2 to switch on external power.

    Here's some good reading material, but this does not work yet for APM2:

    http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/705844:BlogPost:750391

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