DC Motor Controller as Dimmer?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Metalmann, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Metalmann

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  2. wayneh

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    I don't think so, unless you have some other mechanism to limit the current or the maximum voltage of the PWM. In other words, if your LEDs will be OK at 100% duty cycle, it should be OK. You may want to disable the reverse polarity function, as that could damage your LEDs.
     
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  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    I also doubt it as the LED strips appear to have on board electronics so it may not like a PWM'd supply.
    Max.
     
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  4. Metalmann

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    I will try an LED driver, to limit current going into the inputs of this PWM device.






    I may just have to try this out with some other high wattage LEDs first.

    Thanks to you both!
     
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  5. ScottWang

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