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Connecting the N8045 Flash Camera Simulator
Installing the N8045 is very straightforward. Its tiny size and thin construction will allow it to be placed nearly anywhere in any scale model. Because the module has circuitry on both sides, care must be taken to be sure that the components or wires soldered will not make contact with any metal object causing a short circuit.
The Simulator can be powered by battery or any well-filtered and regulated DC power source with an output of 6-18VDC.
Included with the module are three 6” lengths of #32 insulated wire. If necessary, these can be used for power input wires and input control.
Solder point #1 is the + DC power connection as shown in Fig. 1.
Important note: A low-wattage iron with a pointed tip should be used for connection of wires. Too much heat or solder can easily damage the wires or module and void the warranty.
Also, all connecting wires should be pre-tinned before soldering them to the module. This will make connection quick and easy and ensure excessive heat is not applied to the solder points.
Solder point #2 is the -DC (or ground) power connection.
Connecting an LED to the N8045
When connecting the LED, proper polarity must be observed. LEDs are “polarity sensitive” and will not function if connected backwards. The N8045 is configured for the connection of one 20ma yellow LED with device voltage of 2.0-volts DC. This covers all of Ngineering’s Micro and Nano yellow LEDs, as well as many of the yellow LEDs available. The N8045 has on-board current limiting resistance to protect these LEDs so no external resistor is required.
Using wire appropriate for the size of the LED and its placement in the modeling project, connect the LED cathode (the – connection) to point 3 on the module and its anode (the +) to solder point 4. See Fig. 2 below for a schematic layout of LED hookup.
Solder point 5 is for camera control and can be connected to any switch or circuit which connects it to -DC (ground).
Once again, be sure to use a low-wattage soldering iron when connecting wires to the module.
Our N40M2 12-watt Iron with either the N408I (iron clad) Needle Tip, or the N408X (bare copper) Needle Tip would be an excellent choice for this operation.
This completes connection of the N8045 module. It is recommended that a thorough re-inspection of all connections and module placement be performed prior to applying power. We hope you enjoy the added realism our module provides.
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