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Author Topic: Heavy Duty Dimmers?  (Read 3284 times)

Magus

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Heavy Duty Dimmers?
« on: December 29, 2012, 11:03:53 PM »

Hi folks

Does X10 make any "super duty" dimmers? I operate media and lighting at the church I attend and we currently have some slider dimmer switches that control sanctuary lighting. It would be nice if I could automate this with X10 products. Actually, I DID purchase some home dimmers but I fear they aren't strong enough to allow and operate with all the lighting. The wiring for the existing dimmers is pretty heavy duty.

Cheers... Rick  :D
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Re: Heavy Duty Dimmers?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 05:21:27 AM »

While not a simple retrofit like X10, requiring a control cable, DMX512 systems are far better suited to your needs.

And, I'm unaware of any heavy duty X10 dimmers.
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Re: Heavy Duty Dimmers?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 06:50:14 AM »

The 1000 Watt Insteon SwitchLinc Dimmer can have an X10 address added to it.
http://www.smarthome.com/2477DH/SwitchLinc-INSTEON-Remote-Control-Dimmer-Dual-Band-High-Wattage-White/p.aspx

Few points.
Fairly large.
If next to another dimmer needs to be derated to a lower wattage.
Not cheap.
Requires a real Neutral Power Connection to work.
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Re: Heavy Duty Dimmers?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 10:57:59 AM »

Leviton makes a high-wattage dimmer that I've seen come up on eBay from time to time.

I have a used PCS LM4L-2000 4-channel 2000W (total) X10 dimmer.  Contact me privately if you are interested.

Jeff
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