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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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can someone check my LED wiring?

I think I have it nailed but if any pros could way in that would be great!

I will be using Steves LEds (luxeons)

drivers will be

http://www.rapidled.com/mean-well-ld...mmable-driver/

power supply will be

http://dx.com/p/y-24-6-ac-to-dc-24v-...-silver-252832
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 06:08 PM
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That's not gonna work. The Meanwell LDD-H requires a 5V PWM signal for dimming, not potentiometers. You'll need to remove the pots and connect an Arduino, Typhon, StormX, or some other controller that provides a 5V PWM signal.

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Something doesn't seem to add up at all. (The PWM issue above does need to be fixed as well)
Can you link to the exact LEDs you're using?

People are too often merely stating an assumed truth from flawed observation.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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here are the LEDs

http://shop.stevesleds.com/LUXEON-ES...t-LEDs_c27.htm

I should mention this is my second LED setup and im a novice on the subject.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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make sure you are always going from the positive on the ldd to the positive of the first led then out the neg to the next positive and so on through each string. also make sure your greens and reds can take 1000 mamps. mine are 700 m amp max. so you may want to change to a 700 max mamp ldd for that string. other than that and the dimming issue above it looks like a promising light set up. i would be very interested int he par numbers and how you like the color of the light.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Plan of attack number 2 in the works. Thanks for the input guys.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 10:29 PM
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That looks much better. There was no way that the original power supply was going to drive that much power without overheating FAST.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 04:01 AM
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one problem now. dont run the power to the meanwells off of one wire from the power supply. that wire will get really hot unless it is very large. just do 3 home runs to and from each of the meanwells to the power supply.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Skanderson, never thought of that. Makes sense.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 06:11 AM
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what size aquarium you have for that setup of led??? Really like it and i am looking to do something really close to it.
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