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Dimmers for low voltage lights #47868 01/28/05 01:18 AM
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What type of dimmer is used to control a transformer for low voltage lighting? Would a fluorescent dimmer work?


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Re: Dimmers for low voltage lights #47869 01/28/05 01:53 AM
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You have to know what kind of transformer it.
magnetic or electronic. the dimmer must specify if it is for electronic transforer or magnetic.
you also have o realize that some dimmers require a neutral connection to the dimmer otherwise it will not work.

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Re: Dimmers for low voltage lights #47870 01/28/05 05:14 AM
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Some low voltage transformers can be dimmed with regular dimmers. WAC makes them for their under-cabinet puck lights. Many will not work with standard dimmers though, so read any literature that comes with the transformer. Like Edward said, you need to know if it is a magnetic or electronic transformer.

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Re: Dimmers for low voltage lights #47871 01/28/05 08:33 AM
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A possible (if costly) option for dimming LV lighting with a conventional magnetic transformer is to run the transformer primary from a variac (variable autotransformer).

Re: Dimmers for low voltage lights #47872 01/28/05 10:20 AM
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The dimmer is for a magnetic transformer, and I believe the transformer is too, I'll have to check.
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