Before you start remember these three important ground rules.
1. Never connect power (attach battery) to your AA circuit unless you have already connected LEDs to the orange and green wires properly. Neglecting this rule will damage you circuit.
2. Connect no fewer than 7 LEDs to this AA circuit. Powering fewer than 7 LEDs will send too much current to each LED and most likely damage or burn out the LEDs.
3. Never connect power (attach battery) to your AA circuit in the reverse polarity. This WILL damage you circuit.
Here is a diagram showing basic connections: Click circuit diagram picture to enlarge.
To Upgrade an existing ProdMod LED Hoop:
For this you will need an existing ProdMod LED hoop and the AA Battery Upgrade. You can buy the upgrade here.
Pull out the switch from your LED hoop and also pull out both the positive and negative wires that lead to the LEDs. Connect the orange wire to the positive LED wire. If you followed my LED hoop making instructions the wire from the switch should be positive. So remove it from the switch and connect it to the orange wire. If you made your hoop, you will have to know which wire is positive.
The other wire from the LEDs, should then be your negative wire. Cut your negative LED wire so that you can attach it to the the green wire of the AA circuit.
Now you still have wire in your tube leading to the battery area. Connect that remaining wire to the black wire of the AA circuit so that it reaches through your tubing connector and into the battery area. That is your negative battery wire and must connect to the negative part of the battery holder you will attach later.
The red wire from the AA circuit must attach to the switch. And the other side of your switch should already be connected to the remaining wire leading out through the connector and to the battery area. That wire must be lead to the positive side of the battery.
After connections are made you can push the AA circuit in through the switch hole and seat the switch. The remaining wire on the other side of the tube connector must be attached to the battery holder with the correct polarity. Your battery holder now replaces your old non-rechargeable battery. Whatever you do, make sure that the red wire of the battery holder is leading to the red wire of the AA circuit. See diagram. Never connect power with reverse polarity.
Making a new ProdMod LED hoop with AA module:
For this you will need a Maker Kit with the AA module and battery holder. You can buy the kit here.
Begin assembling your hoop by following the standard LED hoop instructions like you normally would up to and including Step Eight. But before fishing the wire through in Step Nine, you could connect only the AA circuit (orange and green) to the appropriate polarity of the LED wire just after your last LED where the switch would go. Then take some extra wire (used for you LEDs) and connect the other end of the AA circuit (red and black) to the proper polarity of that extra wire. Usually the clear wire with a white strip is negative and the other is positive. Those extra wires from the Red and Black side of the circuit is what will eventually connect to the battery holder. But don’t attach the battery holder yet.
Now you can fish that new wire through the tube as you normally would. But at Step 10 you must be sure to pull the red wire through the switch hole and connect the red wire only to the switch as shown in the diagram.
Add the connector in Step Eleven.
Then in Step Twelve, instead of attaching a plain battery you will be attaching the battery holder.