So, i'm thankful for saved passwords, because i haven't been here in forever and did NOT remember my password.
Anywho. We've got an EDI Mark VII rack in my school. Each dimmer pack is two 2.4KW channels. I've got about 2800 watts of lights (Some floods, and some Christmas lights) that will be running off of one of the channels... if i keep the dimmer below 80% (This should leave 200 watts of overhead on the dimmer), would i risk damaging the dimmer or tripping a breaker anyway? I've tried digging around, but i can't seem to find anything on doing this. We only have on channel available for doing this, as our entire light rack is at 75% capacity, except for this one circuit (which was reserved for stuff like this). I'm worried about tripping the breaker, or causing the SSR (which is apparently rated for 40 amps in these dimmers?) to overheat... the ambient in the room is about 55F, and the rack is only have full of dimmers, so they have plenty of airflow. It would be running in this state for about an hour a day for two days, and then it won't be used anymore. (School's awards days)
Thanks for any input. I understand this is a weird idea, and if it's completely retarded, please let me know.