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Author Topic: Lamp Module rated for 300 watts  (Read 2026 times)

shangki

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Lamp Module rated for 300 watts
« on: November 05, 2007, 07:05:26 PM »

I see that the lamp module is rated for a maximum of 300 watts. Is there any problem with plugging in something other than a lamp into it as long as it is under 300 watts? I'm thinking of using it for my computer monitor. I would not simply be turning it on or off, and ignore the dim switch.

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HA Dave

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Re: Lamp Module rated for 300 watts
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 07:36:31 PM »


....................... I'm thinking of using it for my computer monitor. I would not simply be turning it on or off, and ignore the dim switch.


I wouldn't! A slight accidental dim will destroy many electronic devices. Use an appliance module.
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Re: Lamp Module rated for 300 watts
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 08:55:57 PM »

NO!

If you want to use X10 to switch off your monitor, get an appliance module. As Dave said, An accidental dim could be the beginning of the end for your monitor.
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Re: Lamp Module rated for 300 watts
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 06:44:37 AM »

Even at full bright. The triac dimming device could modify the AC enough to affect the monitor.
An Appliance module would be best. Also many monitors use a soft start. So you turn off the AC it may or may not turn back on on return of the AC.
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