Question about Dimmers
I have installed a 3 gang grid dimmer, with 12 spots on one switch (grid 750w), 6 on another (500w) and 9 on another (500w). The dimmer with the 9 spots has blown twice. once without warning and then a light bulb exploded and the switch wont work anymore. Any ideas on how to fix without replacing the dimmer for the second time in 3 weeks?
In addition to an individual rating per dimmer, these dimmers have a total recommended rating based on the size of grid used. Assuming you've got three in a double box - the total combined load is 1000W of tungsten or 700W of LV fittings. It looks to me like your trying to dim too much in a limited space and generating too much heat.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Also look at what your dimming, if it's gu10 lamps these can downrate your dimmer by as much as 50% in some cases. Check with the manufacturer to be sure.
And the above post is right, you'r way overheating the dimmers.
Look intogetting a remote pack, or for a cheaper option replace lamps with a lower wattage e.g 35w.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
Too much load? Disconnect some spots and see what happens.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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