led warning light at gate opener

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Chris Mc, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Chris Mc

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    I have a problem with installing the warning light via a electronic gate opener.
    The gate is 240V the led light is rated to 260V. We installed a relay that is tripped by a motion sensor as a car or human walks by. It works for awhile but eventually blows the circuit in the light. I think we are getting a voltage spike from the gate opener. The power source is all we have to work with and have little room inside the gate control box. We have tried a transformer down to 110V but it still blows the board in the light. Can I install something to block the spike?, or could there be something else going on.

    Thanks Chris
     
  2. BillB3857

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  3. Chris Mc

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    Mar 28, 2013
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    Thank you>
    Wish I could identify what failed in the led light board so I can use it to test this fix instead of the $70 new light.
     
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