[CQ-Contest] (good) luck with AC dimmers?
charlie at thegallos.com
Fri Jun 1 11:58:10 EDT 2018
I have a friend who used to work (on software - but in the same lab as the
hardware guys) at Lutron, and he confirms they actually care about RFI,
and have their own test rig they pull out for any designs/changes, and
yes, they check in HF as well as UHF/VHF, so I expect them to be fairly
good. I know I've had no problems
On Fri, June 1, 2018 11:24 am, rjairam at gmail.com wrote:
> 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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