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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Driver suggestion to drive 20x Cree XM-L

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I am on my way to make my led fixture to my DIY ADA like 120P

i will be using 20x Cree XM-L by 2 rows every row have 10x leds and i want to run them at 2A i am targeting 100 par

i did my homework i used Hoppy's PAR_Calculator 5

so can any one please suggest me a dimmable drivers to run them ?
and from where to buy
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 09:29 AM
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i rum my xm-l of of these in strings of 9 each

http://www.rapidled.com/mean-well-el...mmable-driver/
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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that is only 60 watts is there is bigger ? i want one so i can run 10 x cree xml
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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can i use this http://www.prodctodc.com/dc-532v-to-...l#.UdBx4dIwdVt sourced with a suitable power supply ? to drive 10x cree xml in series ?

My problem is that i can't get Meanwell drivers in Egypt thats why i want to use devices like that

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That device would work, it's apparently constant current and adjustable from 500mA to 5A.

Because it's a boost driver (step up) as opposed to the buck drivers common in this hobby, you'd need to be sure you chose the DC power supply correctly. You'd want something below your desired LED's Vf.
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Thank you i would like try it and feedback isa
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