(Topic ID: 38860)

LEDs + Whitewater topper = Oops!

By blizzak

6 years ago

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#1 6 years ago

Went out on a tech call for a guy that just picked up a Whitewater and the topper wasn't working. Didn't take too long to figure out what the problem was:

The previous owner had added LEDs to everything but evidently didn't know that the topper took different light bulbs.

Looked like a bad day at the dentist!

Luckily the sockets held up ok - was able to put the correct incandescent bulbs in and everything worked again.

#2 6 years ago

I wonder if they went off like popcorn ?

LTG : )

#4 6 years ago

Not 555 bulbs.

#5 6 years ago

Man I hate f'ing LEDs, worst mod that can be done to a game.

#6 6 years ago

More power than the bulb is designed to handle.

#7 6 years ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

what caused that???

Putting a 6 volt thing in a 12 volt socket.

LTG : )

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Putting a 6 volt thing in a 12 volt socket.
LTG : )

ahhhh.. sticking yur thingy in a place designed for bigger thingys. always makes you feel inferior.

never had it happen myself, of course.

#9 6 years ago

Nice to know that the machine was not harmed

#10 6 years ago

The topper lamp voltage is closer to 20V. And because the lamps are on for more than a 1/10th of a second, even the higher rated "flasher" LEDs will most likely burn out as well.

Best to stick with 194's like it was designed for.


#11 6 years ago

Too funny. I actually just did that. I had my wh20 for a year and knew they were 12 v but for so e reason had a brain fart and put a colored led in mine tonight and melt.

Weird they used 12 v instead of 5555

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