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Philips PH61150... | Answered on Mar 18, 2017

To replace a three way switch with a dimmer, you need to use a three way dimmer.

Philips... | Answered on May 19, 2014

If you have determined the wiring to be correct, then yes, the remote is probably defective..

According to Lightolier literature, your Lightolier OS600 is called a "strap dimmer". Having 540W on a 600w rated switch is pretty close to the limit (90%) of the switch, and will cause the switch to fail sooner than say a 300w load. The 600w rating of the switch applies only if all the heating sink fins are in place. Often times, when installing in a box with another switch or dimmer, fins must be removed to allow the switch to physically fit. If any fins are removed, the rating of the switch is reduced. Page 30 of the manual shows that a 600w strap dimmer that has a single fine removed is reduced to a 500w capacity dimmer, and if both fins are removed, it is reduced to a 400w dimmer. You may find that you will need a 1000w dimmer to reliably gain control of your 540w load, as it will control 600w even with both fins removed. This derating is required due to the heat created by the dimmer. Heat is a killer for electronics, and solid state dimmers are no exception.

Check out page 32 of that manual. On it, are wiring diagrams for dimmers and switches. I believe your is figure "G" that shows the 120v "hot" (black) connected to the black wire of ALL switches, the yellow wires of ALL the switches are connected together, but are not connected to anything else, the 120v neutral (white) connects to the MASTER white wire AND light fixture white wire and finally, the MASTER red wire connects to the light fixture black wire.

It is also important to note that these switches are for standard tungsten incandescent and quartz halogen lamps ONLY. They are NOT suitable for CFL, Fluorescent or other types frequently found in commercial / industrial buildings such as neon or other gas lamps such as Metal Halide, Mercury Vapor, High Pressure Sodium, etc.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Philips... | Answered on Jun 05, 2012

Ok - a couple of things, first - when a dimmer is set to minimum; zero to a barely perceptible level of light output is expected. Second, fluorescent lamps have a much shorter range of dimming that the standard incandescent lamps have. It is not unusual for a fluorescent lamp to remain off until the dimmer is at or above the half way point in the dimmer's range. Third, you can not dim a fluorescent lamp or fixture unless the lamp or fixture is specifically labeled as being "dimmable". Use of a dimmer to control brightness of fluorescent lamps and fixtures that do not clearly indicate they are designed for dimming or to control the speed of motors like those in "paddle fan & light fixtures" creates a dangerous fire hazard condition. Most CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) that readily replace the screw-in incandescent type lamps and are clearly labeled as dimmable, can be used with a standard dimmer. The traditional (non-CFL) fluorescent fixtures that have a internally mounted and hard wired internal ballast need a special dimmable ballast to operate.

Good luck!

Philips... | Answered on Feb 04, 2012

Depending on your wiring, as to single pole (one switch location) or 3 way (two switch locations) you can use most dimmers. Leviton and Lutron have similar dimmers, and some specifically for cfl's.
Leviton has Sureslide, Illumitech, True Touch
Lutron has Diva, Skylark, and Lumea

Make sure your cfl is dimmable.

Philips... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

Hello, black is the line or "hot" wire. White is the neutral and green is the ground wire.. On the cord end the black goes to the smaller of the two parallel blades and the white to the larger. The green goes to the one that is more round, the ground.

Philips Power... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

i am sure replacement switch can be found but also pretty sure is almost as exspensive as new unit i recommend replacing it as the time to replace the switch will be long

Philips Power... | Answered on Oct 10, 2009

Check the required oem specs for the speed. Make sure it's running at the correct rpm's otherwise if not you'll have a reduction in AC output at the receptacles.

Electrical... | Answered 2 days ago

check the generator capacitor with a meter to see if the micro farads are correct on it.

Electrical... | Answered 2 days ago

First of all i can't see the timing having anything to do with your using too much oil. The timing will only affect the starting and smooth running of the unit. However, if he has to take it apart then in order to fix the timing he needs to set the coil gap to around 11 thousand of an inch. Also, if that doesn't work and he still insists it's the timing then youll have to remove the engine from the generator and split it apart and realign the marks on the cam shaft with the marks on the crank. Again, i can't see that being your problem but i'm just saying. Sounds like to me its either the valve guides are worn or the piston rings are worn out or worst yet a scar on your cylinder.

Electrical... | Answered 2 days ago

If you buy the universal ignition switch it should have posts on the back that has letters such as B for battery S is for solenoid. Hook up your solenoid if you don't have one. Place a heavy red lead #10 gauge preferred from the battery to the big terminal on the solenoid then the same size red lead from the other big post of the solenoid to your starter. Then tap a 12 or 14 gauge wire either into the same solenoid post that you hooked up to the battery (battery or solenoid) don't matter, then run another wire from the single small connector of the solenoid to the S letter on the ignition that should work. If however, you are using a solenoid with 2 small terminals and off course the 2 big terminals then one of the small terminals is a ground and it dont matter which terminal you use unless it's marked + or -. Good luck

Electrical... | Answered 2 days ago

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