Dimmer Interference?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Tim.M, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Tim.M

    Tim.M Auditioning

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    I am probably showing my Newbie naiveity but...I had a regional Home Theater/Appliance store help me with the prep work and design of my home theater. In my conversation (I thought) I heard him say that Dimmer Switches can cause interference with the electronic components.

    Is this at all accurate? I did a search and saw a number of posts about Dimmer installation so I gather many (most) folks use Dimmers. I didn't see anything about possible issues between Dimmers/Componenets. Perhaps just a misunderstanding on my part.

    Thanks in advance,

    -t
     
  2. SteveLeach

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    You are correct. What you want to do is to keep your dimmers on a different leg in your junction box from your components.
    In your junction box, going from top to bottom in one row of switches, the legs alternate.
    That's why your stove or dryer circuit spans two switches, so that they pick up each 120Vac leg to get the 220Vac that is required to run them.
    This makes it easy to keep your components and lighting on different legs.
    Did I explain that clear enough?
     
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    Got it. Thanks!
     
  4. eryn shannon

    eryn shannon Stunt Coordinator

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    You can also use a power conditioner to eliminate the interence.
     

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