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Old 03-09-2009, 01:46 PM
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Hi everyone,

I have an Orion Personal Lap Counter and it quit working a few weeks ago. I suspect it is the IR LED on the Transponder that is broken. Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement IR LED? Is it something common that I can get from Radio Shack?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:55 PM
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try http://www.mouser.com or http://www.digikey.com

They are online electronic supply companies. I'd think either one would have something for oyu. Just search on "infrared LED" and I'll bet you'll turn up a bunch.

Another way to go would be to grab an old defunct TV or stereo remote (I know I have at least six or sevon old remotes here in the house that are orphans) and rob the LED out of it... might just work.
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Thanks Trips and flatspunout.

Would any IR LED works or does it need to meet certain specifications?
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