Lycian Xenon Spot On Dimmer

JD

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Big time no! Not only for the spot, but also for the dimmer. The fly-back voltages from the transformer ballast and igniter can exceed the breakdown voltages of the SSR in the dimmer. The choke may not be enough to stop this from happening.
Of course, once the SSR pops, the dimmer effectively becomes a constant on circuit ;)
 

TimMc

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Sure, put it on a dimmer, set it to 50% and call the fire department.

Or disabuse yourself of this notion...
 

SteveB

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Sorry for not being clear. They are not dimming it. It is merely being powered off the dimmer, the dimmer stays at 100, the level is set from the dimmer's cpu. Similar to powering a moving light off a dimming circuit
Still a no. Dimmers set to full can still have less the clean sine waves, thus it'll either kill the dimmer, or kill the spot, or both.

And big NO, you do not power moving lights off a dimmer. There are pages after pages here on CB alone of why this is bad.
 

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