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Subject: Re: Higher loads on triac light dimmer ???
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 20:59:40 +0100
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Jim (from Oz) wrote:
> Sort of interesting thread - I'm not at all convinced you can
> triac 240V down to 110V and nobody has mentioned the
> matter of insulation. Diodes or phase control still mean
> you're applying 240V to an item designed for 110V.
For a lovely variation on this trick, there is a theatrical lighting
manufacturer who sells a system capable of running two independently
controlled loads via one power cable). Not sold in europe, and seems
to me to be a nasty hack, but it is done by using 70 volt bulbs, with
the 'dimmer doubler' containing a pair of large diodes! The rack
control software controls the phase angle of the positive and negitive
half of the waveform independently.
I do not need to point out what happens when some twat plugs a
transformer driven load into the output side of a dimmer doubler do I....
These things must do wonders for the upstream power transformers as they
are probably not really designed to handle loads with large DC components.
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