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LED Driver Failed
One of my Meanwell ELN-60-27P failed. I think it overheated. It looks like there is a small amount of current running to the LEDs, but the driver is fried. I ordered another power supplly (200w, 24v, 8.3A) to power all three banks of LEDs together. I gave up on the idea of dimmig the LEDs. I will adjust the height of the LEDs if I have to change the light intensity. At least for now, that is what I'm doing. Here is a shot of the LEDs with one of the banks lit very dimly.
Well, the other power supply finally showed up. I installed the new power supply and that showed that instead of the Meanwell driver having failed, it was one of the LEDs that failed. The Meanwell driver is working fine. I replaced the bad LED (which was easy to find), and the string now works. Since the Meanwell drivers are all working, I am not using the single power supply, which didn't actually work that well anyhow.
Last edited by fizzout; 07-15-2012 at 01:33 AM. Reason: typo
Are these real?
Originally Posted by Wasserpest View Post
Hi fizzout, i know this is an old thread but do you have any updates of your build with the typhoon controller? I'm about to make a similar setup as yours and am wondering, are you able to dim your Meanwell ELN-60-27p completely?
any pics of how the lights look over the tank. i am interested in the color rendition of plants and fish with so much cool white led. there seems to be a movement away from the cree cool whites even in some reefer forums due to poor color rendition making things looks washed out. over my vivs i prefer the color of 2 to1 warm cool to the other way around. and i prefer the color of my 4k bridgelux to either of those combos. my new tank will have 4 k bridgelux with a bunch of lower wattage leds added for flexability in color and adder pop. also i love the aluminum 80/20. i used it on my viv led build and found it very easy to work with.
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