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Simple LED tester and LED polarity checker.With a Built in battery tester, It can be used to check 1206, 0805, 0603 and 5mm LEDs Read more

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Simple LED tester and LED polarity checker.With a Built in battery tester, It can be used to check 1206, 0805, 0603 and 5mm LEDs

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Do you use LEDS a lot in your project's? If so then you will already know just how handy this little gadget will become.Best of all its cheap and robust enough to just throw it in that messy box full of components we all have laying around waiting to save the day. Test your LEDs Safely with this handy little gadget before you Commit to soldering them to your projects.This reassures you the led is the correct colour and in working order and its polarity marking's are correct. How to use. firstly press the button to test the battery.The led on the left will light up blue if battery is ok. Now you Know the battery is good you can start to test your LED.just place it on the correct sized pad on the right hand side of the board.This also shows you if the LED size is correct.The led will eliminate if the led is ok. You can now solder the LED to your project with confidence To date there is No LED TESTER like this on the market! Not to mention the high build quality and very low price . This Device only requires One CR2032 Battery which are very common and cheap

How to use:

Firstly press the button to test the battery. The LED on the left will light up blue if battery is ok. Now you know the battery is good you can start to test your LED. Simply place it on the correct sized pad on the right hand side of the board. This also shows you if the LED size is correct. The led will eliminate if the LED is ok. You can now solder the LED to your project with confidence To date there is no LED TESTER like this on the market! Not to mention the high build quality and very low price . This device only requires one CR2032 battery which are very common and cheap.

I always use this Led tester every time I want to use LEDs in my designs as in the past I have used faulty LEDs and even found incorrectly marked polarity on LEDs. This reassures you each led you use is 100% working and polarity is correct and also the colour. So this can save you loads of unnecessary fault checking later on.

This LED Tester is 100% SAFE and will not damage any LEDs you test with it. This is thanks to a Resistor that is built into the device 

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Testing a Blue 3mm Led
Testing a Blue 3mm Led
Checking Battery before testing Leds
Checking Battery before testing Leds
Testing a blue  SMD Led
Testing a blue SMD Led

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  • Yes! If you live outside the UK then ( £1 ) (1.71 US Dollar) will automatically be added when you purchase a Pledge.This covers the extra postage fee's anywhere in the world

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  • Yes! you will be asked when Project ends if you would like your pledge sent in Kit form. Kit Form means you will Receive the LED Tester PCB Board un populated and you will be required to populate the board yourself. All components will be supplied. To build this LED Tester you will need solder paste and a reflow oven or a hot plate. Not Soldering iron friendly!
    If we get no response from you then your LED Tester will be sent fully built and tested

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    176 backers

    You will receive 1 Fully Built and tested LED Tester. Battery's NOT included due to postal service restrictions. world wide shipping. Your item will be posted out to you Fast as humanly possible in a very Sexy Jiffy bag! I myself populate each PCB board with components by hand.All Components are surface mounted and soldered using a reflow oven for the very best soldering joint. each board is then tested/cleaned and then sealed in a zip lock plastic bag and put into a Padded bubble lined Jiffy envelope ready for delivery.Please Note PCB colour may vary

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    64 backers

    You will receive 2 Fully Built and tested LED Tester's. Battery's NOT included due to postal service restrictions. world wide shipping. Your item will be posted out to you Fast as humanly possible in a very Sexy Jiffy bag! I myself populate each PCB board with components by hand.All Components are surface mounted and soldered using a reflow oven for the very best soldering joint. each board is then tested/cleaned and then sealed in a zip lock plastic bag and put into a Padded bubble lined Jiffy envelope ready for delivery.Please Note PCB colour may vary

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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