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Vero driver recommendation

I've been playing around with the cxa and veros, and now leaning towards the vero. I've been running the vero pretty low, and want an option for a wider range of dimmable driver. I would prefer a range around 300-2.2 and for each cob to have its own driver.

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300-2.2 what? mA and A? What Vero are you using?


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Whoops I was up too late last night and forgot to mention it. The Vero 29's, @2100 mA, 38.6V, 81w.
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Good lord, how tall of a tank are you lighting lol


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Whoops I was up too late last night and forgot to mention it. The Vero 29's, @2100 mA, 38.6V, 81w.

0-10V dimming w/out 100% off...
http://aceleds.com/admin/uploads/ac-...atalogspec.pdf

not even sure they are even available though..........

http://aceleds.com/products-constant...ed-drivers.php


this one is though @ $75 each:
http://aceleds.com/admin/uploads/ac-...ogspec_001.pdf
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I'd recommend to use the lower Vero series and just use more of them, that way you could use LDD drivers (which top out at 1A) or O2Surplus' custom A6211 drivers that top out at 1.6A, but unless your tank is over 24" tall, using Vero 10 (maxing out at 19w each, 700mA) is probably best. They still have craptons of output.

Otherwise, like above, it'll cost you at minimum $75-100 for a driver for just one Vero 29.


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I'd recommend to use the lower Vero series and just use more of them, that way you could use LDD drivers (which top out at 1A) or O2Surplus' custom A6211 drivers that top out at 1.6A, but unless your tank is over 24" tall, using Vero 10 (maxing out at 19w each, 700mA) is probably best. They still have craptons of output.

Otherwise, like above, it'll cost you at minimum $75-100 for a driver for just one Vero 29.
Ldd-l's go to [email protected] output....
http://www.onlinecomponents.com/data...spx?p=45177309

But that would limit him to a Vero18.... It would be 1) much more economical ($7 vs $75 hmmm) and 2)uses PWM dimming..
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Ldd-l's go to [email protected] output....
http://www.onlinecomponents.com/data...spx?p=45177309

But that would limit him to a Vero18.... It would be 1) much more economical ($7 vs $75 hmmm) and 2)uses PWM dimming..
Yes, in the LDD-L, with a gimped voltage range.

I guess it doesn't really matter a whole lot, though.


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I've been trying to take the less is more approach. Using less cobs with large range, which gives me a lot of room to adjust the light.

I enjoy the larger vero's, there are some affordable chinese drivers but I am trying to stay away from them. The vero's however have so many more choices of drivers then the cxa, and without the difficulty of obtaining a top bin cob.

Since I'm going with less cobs, I will like to go the ac/dc driver route.

For my Vero 18's I would definitely go the other route, I've just checked out O2 build and love his diy board. Nice and clean.
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