Standard 5mm Red LED with a typical forward voltage of 2.0V and a rated forward current of 20mA.
- 1.8-2.2VDC forward drop
- Max current: 20mA
- Suggested using current: 16-18mA
- Luminous Intensity: 150-200mcd
The positive side of the LED is called the “anode” and is marked by having a longer “lead,” or leg. The other, negative side of the LED is called the “cathode.” Current flows from the anode to the cathode and never the opposite direction.