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Dimmer switch by home stereo?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Eugene Hsieh, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. Eugene Hsieh

    Eugene Hsieh Supporting Actor

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    Hi.
    Near the stereo system I have a light switch which I would like to put a dimmer switch on. Will it affect the system?
    If so, which are the best ones to use? (Not putting a dimmer is not an option.)
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  2. SamRoza

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    I don't think you need to be especially careful with dimmers as long as they're controlling incandescent lights, and not Motors, fluorescents or halogens.
    For Motors(IE, fans), I think you need to use a capacitive dimmer. You can't control Fluorescents, and I don't believe you would want to use one for halogens at all(but I may be wrong).
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  3. Eugene Hsieh

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    Hmmmm... The switch would be for a wire hanging low voltage/low wattage halogen system.
    The transformer puts out a low DC voltage through two plastic covered wires which hang over the room, and can handle up to 150 Watts. I can attach up to 7 20 Watt halogen spot lights. (2-3 lights are for the dining room table, and the rest light up art on the wall.)
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