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08-21-2011 04:34 PM
jcgd O2Surplus allowed me to post everything here.

Hope it helps.
08-21-2011 07:21 AM
liquidarts I'd like the eagle files if yor willing to part with them.....are there any difference in components for the 5v and 10v versions?
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Originally Posted by O2surplus View Post
I just finished the PCB design for a MeanWell compatible version. I'll put in an order for 10 boards if there's enough interest or just provide the Eagle files for anyone who wants them. Here's a screen shot of the new design. Let me know what you think.
06-15-2011 01:44 PM
cggorman I have access to an oscilloscope and various other testing equipment, but I would think somebody here is MUCH closer to you and also could lend a hand...
06-15-2011 04:54 AM
O2surplus Well I'm still working on the "D" version. It seems to be a little more difficult to change a 10 volt PWM signal back into a linear voltage- than first thought. I've found some information that indicates that an OP Amp circuit can be used to do it, but being that I no longer own a oscilloscope, it will be tough for me to verify. I'm not giving up- It's just going take a little more time to figure out.
06-13-2011 08:02 PM
cggorman Oh, I thought this was just a bare board and a BOM! Even better!

Put me down for enough to operate 3 "D"s & 1 "P" (on same tank)
06-13-2011 07:48 PM
O2surplus
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I interested too if the price isn't too much because these day's i'm pretty poor and need to save.

It should come in under the $50 dollar mark. I'm working on a spread sheet with the bill of materials and links to all the parts right now. I'll post it up in the near future.
06-13-2011 07:02 PM
IWANNAGOFAST I'm very interested. Very VERY VERY interested! What kind of stuff did you program into the controller?
06-13-2011 06:46 PM
Rockhoe14er I interested too if the price isn't too much because these day's i'm pretty poor and need to save.
06-13-2011 06:39 PM
O2surplus
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Now I'm extremely interested! Excited!

(mental note: learn arduino)
The cool thing is - you don't have to learn ARDUINO. the controller is already programmed and ready to run. All you need are fingers or a pointy stub to press the buttons.
06-13-2011 04:41 PM
evilc66 They do, but poorly. You get about the same results as trying to drive a "P" model with an analog voltage. It's not worth doing. The results are much more consistant when you drive the input with the appropriate signal.
06-13-2011 04:06 PM
cggorman I was wondering if the "D" series would accept a 10v PWM signal. I know my digital multimeter interprets a PWM output as the analog equivalent...
06-13-2011 04:05 PM
cggorman Now I'm extremely interested! Excited!

(mental note: learn arduino)
06-13-2011 03:54 PM
O2surplus Ok, so there are some interested parties. I'm going to take that latest design "back to the drawing-board" for a good reason. It's compatible with the MeanWell ELN "P" series already. I'd like to add an on board option to make it compatible with the ELN "D" series too. This feat shouldn't very difficult, I think the addition of a crude digital to analog convertor circuit could do the trick. Does any one know if I'm on the right track? yes/no?
06-13-2011 02:17 PM
cggorman I'm also interested.
06-12-2011 12:23 PM
redfishsc
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This is an LED driver controller. It will not drive leds directly. It can control multiple drivers with each channel running independently of the other.

A driver capable of running 20 xm-l's in series would be out-puting over 90vdc to do so. That's a crazy amount of voltage to be playing with in a DIY led build. I doubt many companies would produce a driver with such extreme output specs for DIY use, though I have seen voltages that high in some of the cheaper chinese led fixtures.


Actually there are several companies that produce some wicked-large LED drivers, I've seen (if I recall correctly) Meanwells and Thomas Research drivers that go up into the 100-200v range (DC output).
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