Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Emsingen: That hole is too big.

The Busch 4196 wall-mounted "Koffer" lamps are beautiful models of a standard street lamp design. The LED lights require current limiting resistors and Busch chose to use standard resistors soldered on the end of the magnet wire leads. Why they didn't use SMD resistors next to the LED is a mystery to me.

Without thinking too much I drilled a hole in the wall of Emsingen station, that is big enough for the bulky resistor package to pass through. However, now there is not enough wall space left to securely mount the lamp over the opening. Arrrrgh!

For the second lamp I'll cut the resistors off, drill only a tiny hole, and solder the resistors back on when the lamp is mounted properly.

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