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on Tue, Dec 9th, 2003 18:00:01 UTC
I want to mount a Versalux in a weather resistant case.
I understand that heat would become an issue for LED life and would need to be able to regulate the output (beside using any mechanical way to dissipate heat via the casing).
The problem is that the pot is not practical to use in a weatherized casing. Given the claimed efficiency of the unit, I assume that payload current doesn't go through the pot and that it just provides a low current control voltage.
I would rather use a 2 or 3 bits counter circuit that would provide control voltage in sequence at the touch a a single switch, thus giving me 4 or 8 preset light intensities.
I could reverse engineer your product, but I don't feel like so. Any advise?
on Tue, Dec 9th, 2003 19:00:08 UTC
The pot's wiper arm merely provides a voltage reference from 0 to 2.5 volts. You may attach the lead going to the pot's wiper arm to your own reference so long as it has a common ground and does not exceed the 2.5 volts. You may use the 2.5 volt reference at the top of the pot if you have a resistive device and save yourself the trouble of contribing the 2.5 volts. Good luck.
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