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Has anyone wired one of these dimmers? Behringer EuroLight LD6230

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by lilricky, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. lilricky

    lilricky Active Member

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    I've checked the manual and it shows a 4 pin power plug, which these don't have. So, hopefully someone has actually hooked up mains to one of these guys.
     

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    RonHebbard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @lilricky Did you receive any paperwork with your dimmers; color code, wiring info' or an instruction manual?
    At a glance, a few observations: Internally it appears to be set up for 120 / 240 volt, single phase operation with four 10 amp dimmers per leg. There's also the possibility of rewiring it for 120 / 208 volt three phase operation.
    Was it shipped with a power cable included??
    If so, what are the colours of insulation on the individual conductors within the power cord???
    A VOM, or simple battery powered continuity tester, would allow you to identify the ground conductor.
    Tell us more and I'm confident other will post soon, if they haven't already while I've been typing.
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I don't see that in this version of the User Manual.pdf. The way I read it, the pack requires 3Ø 120/208VAC, Wye-connected 20A/leg (HHHNG) for 60A total. The pack can be connected to 1Ø, 120V (HNG) for 20A total. As far as I can see at a cursory glance, there is no provision for split-phase 120/240VAC (HHNG) input.

    Even if they have, ControlBooth's rules forbid "how to" electrical advice. Consult a qualified electrician, in person.
     
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    I had one of these briefly. The instructions for power hookup are non-existent. I called Behringer and all they would say is "you need to have an electrician do it". That's what instruction manuals are supposed to do (provide hookup instructions).
     
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    Unless its something an electrician needs to do. Same as rigging, a book of instructions doesn't mean an untrained person will do it correctly.
     
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    To be fair, the electrician will probably be looking at the manual as well for recommended best practice with any individual piece of gear. Or maybe an installation manual.
     
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    @cbrandt Definitely! Writing in support. (I was an IBEW installation and maintenance electrician prior to retiring)
    Things you commonly count on a manual for include electrical requirements, acceptable voltages, currents at specific voltages, minimal physical clearances, air flow directions and volumes for minimal ventilation, acceptable ambient operating temperatures, acceptable moisture / condensation range.
    A common end user error when racking audio amplifiers is failing to consider the direction of air flow. Too often users will mount an amplifier which draws cooling air in from the rear and exhausts out the front immediately below an amplifier that draws air in from the front and exhausts out the rear; this leads to the two amplifiers essentially cooking each other to death or at least an over-temp shutdown.
    Think about it: Warm air exhausts out the front of the lower amplifier only to rise and be drawn in by the amplifier above then exhausted out the rear into a neatly enclosed rack and drawn right back into the amplifier below.
    Dimmer racks, even permanently installed dimmer racks, require the same considerations.
    One of my last installations prior to my mini-stroke was the installation of four Johnson Systems Icon series dimmer racks. Four racks, each containing 24 dimmers. Shaun definitely includes information regarding air temperature and flow considerations and prominently recommends a minimal amount of clearance when mounting racks one above the other on a wall; mounting racks beside each other can be accommodated in appreciably less square footage of wall space as all racks will draw air in from the bottom and exhaust out the top.
    Toodleoo!
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    Thanks everyone,
    The electrician will be at the club this afternoon. I'll give him the installation manual and let him have a go at it. These things have been on a shelf for as long as I've been there, I'm curios to see if they even work.
     
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    Well there's your problem! it a "euro light' dimmer and you are in KC, MO!

    Take it to Europe, it'll work fine.
     
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    Very true. While an electrician will know what not to do, it's likely that the dimmer will seem pretty foreign to them.
     
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    The connections are pretty straight forth. You just have to tell the electrician if you are tying it into split phase (HHNG) or three phase (HHHNG) power. Note- by Split Phase I am referring to 120-0-120 being either 240 or 208 between hots depending on the service. Both would require a 4 blade/pin connector of the correct ampacity and would function correctly. Three phase would require a 5 blade/pin connector.
     
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