[CQ-Contest] (good) luck with AC dimmers?

rjairam at gmail.com rjairam at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 11:24:22 EDT 2018

I have no issues with Lutron Caseta on all bands 2200m to 70cm with the
smart bridge and my setup therefore works with Alexa. I found that newer
switches from reputable brands don’t cause issue but also the bulb you use
matters. Some LEDs give problems but some only when used with dimmers and
some only when they age. Likely culprit is capacitors failing.

Also beware of GFCI and AFCI required by recent codes. They trip on RF,
sometimes very destructively. Newer ones don’t have issue as they have
proper filtering.

See my blog post.


Ria, N2RJ
On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 7:36 AM <wigi at kl0r.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have any success or suggestions about a particular dimmer
> switch that can be used in the contest station? I'd like to have a little
> more control over the light level in the station, but not at the expense of
> QRN.
> Wigi, KL0R
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