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Old 03-30-2011, 12:03 AM   #16
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Should I set the power adapter to 3V? How would I wire the candle then? Should I join the black cables together?

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Yes, set the power adapter to 3V. Connect the positive wire from the adapter to the red wire on the candle, and the negative to both black wires. This should work. You can string wire from one candle to the next in parallel just like wiring multiple outlets or light fixtures on one circuit.

If you have a multimeter available that will measure DC milliamps, you might want to measure the current draw of one candle (or several on parallel) so you can accurately calculate what the total load from all 60 will be to make sure your adapter is capable of supplying enough current.
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Thanks. You've been very helpful as well as everybody else.
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The best option is to not guess !
But measure the currant draw with an amp meter,
Then leave some leeway on the supply,
In other words if you need say 600MA,
Then dont use a supply that can only deliver 600ma,
Use a supply that can deliver 1A.
A supply running at full load wont last too long,
Where as a supply running at half load will last much longer.

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