Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Topic # 137941 13-Dec-2013 20:13
Send private message

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??

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic


10672 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1746

  Reply # 951884 13-Dec-2013 20:15
Send private message

220 or whatever will be fine. The power module you linked to specifies it will accept anywhere between 100vac to 240vac as input.

4729 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2668


  Reply # 951885 13-Dec-2013 20:17
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.



534 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3

  Reply # 952075 14-Dec-2013 10:05
Send private message

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?


10672 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1746

  Reply # 952082 14-Dec-2013 10:27
Send private message

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.

108 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 25

  Reply # 952194 14-Dec-2013 15:52
Send private message

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.

108 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 25

  Reply # 952201 14-Dec-2013 16:10
Send private message

Wow - look what Rapid do now

Sorry for nerding - this tech is so cool, haha

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Donate via Givealittle

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19

Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58

2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35

Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35

Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19

HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12

Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09

Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07

Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03

New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59

Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05

DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51

RackWare hybrid cloud platform removes barriers to enterprise cloud adoption
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:50

Top partner named at MYOB High Achievers Awards
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:48

Great ideas start in Gisborne with hackathon event back for another round
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:42

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.