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Ultimate Geek

# 137941 13-Dec-2013 20:13
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So I'm useless at power and electricity but I'm looking at getting some LED lighting from the USA.

In short I need to get this sort of power driver

Attach it to a heat sink like this

And attach LED to the heat sink

My question is will our 220v kill such a system??

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  # 951884 13-Dec-2013 20:15
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220 or whatever will be fine. The power module you linked to specifies it will accept anywhere between 100vac to 240vac as input.

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  # 951885 13-Dec-2013 20:17
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According to your link, the input voltage is 100 - 240 volts, so it should work with our 230 volt system. It would need an NZ plug and an electrical safety certificate to be legal here I think.



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Ultimate Geek

  # 952075 14-Dec-2013 10:05
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I got this answer from the factory. 

The drivers can be run on power up to 240 VAC, and draw on average 0.9A.

So this is still okay?


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  # 952082 14-Dec-2013 10:27
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That's exactly what you want to hear. It confirms the information provided in the specification and in the pictures on the website. Good result.

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Master Geek

  # 952194 14-Dec-2013 15:52
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Some thoughts..

If you want more driver options take a look at - they specialise in that style of driver in the LPF series - - as an example.
Add a pot or 10V to dim

I'd go meanwell - way more choice to better match you needed lighting.

XPG/2 are nearly as expensive as XML/2 - and are not as efficient. Cutter in AU gets some great deals on whites, as does Fasttech. Ebay/Fasttech sell amazingly cheap floodlight arrays with 30/50/100W of Cree chips for just a few dollars these days

For solder-free I think the new generation cobs from Cree and Bridgelux looks awesome. Buy direct from Digikey in the bin you require and thermal epoxy it to a spare Athlon or P3 HSF.

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Master Geek

  # 952201 14-Dec-2013 16:10
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Wow - look what Rapid do now

Sorry for nerding - this tech is so cool, haha

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