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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2018, 02:18:30 PM »
Im installing LED strip lights in a kitchen
I want 2 24v LED strips with about 72W each.

Im trying to figure what power supply to use.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B1PREK6
https://www.amazon.com/Dimmable-Driver-Magnetic-Transformer-Voltage/dp/B073FT57V
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IU8QBCO/
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Switching-Power-Supply-Driver/dp/B008SO7QPM
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077NFHDVB


im seeing a very big gap in pricing, can anyone explain?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2018, 02:29:38 PM »
Don't they come with their own power source?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2018, 02:34:03 PM »
Don't they come with their own power source?

Some do and some don't

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2018, 02:41:28 PM »
Some do and some don't
Link to the LED strips?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2018, 02:43:50 PM »
Some do and some don't
So why don't you just get one which does?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #110 on: March 04, 2018, 03:20:24 PM »
So why don't you just get one which does?

It doesn't work for my situation!

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #111 on: March 04, 2018, 04:22:52 PM »
Look at the specs. One of them is a dimmer so more money. There are also different wattages. Does the manufacturer recommend a PS?
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #113 on: March 04, 2018, 05:50:41 PM »
PS - Power Supply
$93 one is dimmable.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #114 on: May 13, 2018, 08:02:27 PM »
can someone please explain to me why/how some timers aren't compatible to led lights?
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This switch requires a MINIMUM 40 watts and MAXIMUM 500 watts to function. This switch will not work with LED or CFL type lighting.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SOZI2Y/

is it only led's that might have issues but they all work with incandescent bulbs?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2018, 08:06:43 PM »
can someone please explain to me why/how some timers aren't compatible to led lights?https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SOZI2Y/

is it only led's that might have issues but they all work with incandescent bulbs?
got my answer
https://diy.stackexchange.com/a/67951/35548
thanks

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2018, 08:33:54 PM »
can someone please explain to me how a timer could work without a neutral?

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2018, 08:52:05 PM »
can someone please explain to me how a timer could work without a neutral?
Neutral goes directly to the bulb and the timer switches the hot.
ETA: Look at the timer as a simple light switch.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #118 on: May 13, 2018, 08:56:32 PM »
Neutral goes directly to the bulb and the timer switches the hot.
You're right I don't understand how the timer works with out a full circuit it only has the hot, in 2nd grade i was taught that in order for anything to work with electricity you need a full circuit,
I understand how to wire it I dont understand how it works.
Please don't get moster involved just answer me quickly thanks.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #119 on: May 13, 2018, 09:03:52 PM »
You're right I don't understand how the timer works with out a full circuit it only has the hot, in 2nd grade i was taught that in order for anything to work with electricity you need a full circuit,
I understand how to wire it I dont understand how it works.
Please don't get moster involved just answer me quickly thanks.
The switch works with a built in ground