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Old 04-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Flashing indicator light

I am in the process of designing a toolbox pump setup like some of the other ones that I have seen on here. I wanted to put a small indicator light on the outside that would flash when the pump is on. Is there a quick easy way to do this? I have been searching online and haven't found much. Any ideas? Thanks


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Old 04-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...view&from=grid


simple LED below - about $2

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runs on 9V - you'll need to wire in a phone charger as your supply but with a little DIY, it can be done. Search you tube for 555 flash for other inspiration


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Old 04-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Not flashing, but here's another possibility.

Leviton 15-Amp White Combination Switch with 25-Watt Neon Pilot Light

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A flashing light would drive me nuts. To me, a flashing light means something is wrong.

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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I have used these from Automation Direct. you can get them with a buzzer as well.

http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/...D/ECX2051-127L
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I am in the process of designing a toolbox pump setup like some of the other ones that I have seen on here. I wanted to put a small indicator light on the outside that would flash when the pump is on. Is there a quick easy way to do this? I have been searching online and haven't found much. Any ideas? Thanks
Might I ask why you want it to flash?
Seems to me having the lamp come on solid when the pump is on and off when the pump is off would be the way to go.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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Yeah, use a flashing light with a circuit fault, that would be more informative.
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Might I ask why you want it to flash?
Seems to me having the lamp come on solid when the pump is on and off when the pump is off would be the way to go.
The other switches I will be using will light up. I wanted a flashing one so that I would know from across the yard whether everything is powered up and pumping. I may add a sensor or something down the road.


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