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How to automated LED dimmer? (electronics experts plz)

Discussion in 'Marine Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by EvilLost, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. EvilLost

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    Hey all,

    Just a little question for the electronics experts out there that I am a bit confused on....

    using Meanwell dimmable drivers (and I believe BuckPucks are similar, etc) they have the stanard V+ V- lines for power; and then they have a separate Dim+ Dim- line that sends the reference voltage for dimming purposes.


    Please correct me if I'm wrong! What happens is that the AC comes from the wall, to the driver. Here, the driver puts out the set current, but as the signal voltage changes the driver changes its output current accordingly.


    MY OBJECTIVE:

    Is it possible to make a DIMMABLE LED unit that is dimmed directly from the AC source (ie using an EcoZone http://ecozonevivarium.com/products-vivarium-controllers.aspx)

    Thanks for your help and please be technical in your reply :)
     
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