Post Number: 3349
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 10:43 am: |
Just after I bought my first Europa bass in 2005 I decided to get some fretfx LED's and they have been great and only yesterday I changed the batteries for the first time for some new ones. But as it happens I wasn't concentrating when I did it and put them in the wrong way round. the lights came on briefly then stopped and when I put the batteries in the right way round i get no light from them.
Have i really trashed them?
Post Number: 2277
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 11:57 am: |
I installed FretFX LEDs on a bass and they recommend storing them with the battery reversed in the clip. Probably mine are a newer design (I got them in January), but I wouldn't think a button cell could possible destroy them.
Post Number: 3350
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:09 pm: |
Mine is the older one with two AAA batteries.
Post Number: 162
|Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:45 pm: |
unless there is something special w/ a circuit before the actual LED's, it should not hurt anything. A LED is a diode, a simple electronic component that allows current to flow in one direction. Check the batteries. They might be bad.
Post Number: 1544
|Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 - 6:43 am: |
Unless there was some sort of physical damage to the contacts for the batteries while you changed them, I can think of no reason why having them in backwards would cause any damage. I've had the 'tab' or the 'spring' contact point break on a couple things in the past.