How Many LED Drivers Can Be Controlled from A Universal Dimmer?

LED drivers suitable for universal dimmer

How Many LED Drivers Can Be Controlled from A Universal Dimmer?

The answer to this question depends on the power rating of the dimmer.

Most Univeral Dimmers are rated to about 400 VA (approximately 400 WATTS).  

This means with some of the larger AC phase cut dimmable LED drivers, such as the PDV-360-12 and PDV-360-24, you can only control one LED driver from one dimmer.  

PDV-360-12StraightViewwithPlug
Power Source PDV-360 Series 360W Phase Cut LED Driver

 

If you were using a smaller driver such as the PDV-30-12 or PDV-30-24, you would be able to control about 10 LED drivers from one universal dimmer.  

Power Source PDV-30
Power Source PDV-30 Series 30W Phase Cut LED Driver

 

If you overload the dimming switch the lights will not dim correctly and there is the potential to cause damage to the dimmer.  

There are universal dimmers rated up to around 1000kVA, which would let you control up to 3 large AC phase cut LED drivers.  

Please do not hesitate to contact ADM, if you have any questions about installing Power Source LED drivers. 

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21 April 2022