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Dimmer pack - power distro
Old 18th August 2017
  #1
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Dimmer pack - power distro

Not sure if this is even possible, but I was thinking: do dimmer packs with power distro option exist?

I mean, dimmer packs already have a breaker for each output, processor, display, wouldn't be efficient to have the possibility to bypass the dimming section of the unit in order to have just a power distro for certain outputs?
The only missing part is the general breaker with voltmeter, or am I missing anything?
Old 16th September 2017
  #2
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I know you asked ages ago, but I only just saw it

This is available with SOME dimmers. ETC Smartpacks can do this for instance, they have a thing called 'Thru Power' which does indeed bypass the triac. LSC GenVI dimmers have a very good system too... read it on their website it's a lot to explain.

Some manufacturers have a non-dim option where the electricity goes through the triac but it removes the dimmer curve - so input values 0%-50% are "off" and input values 51-100% are "on". But there are mixed opinions about whether you should run non-dimmables off such a thing.

In most professional systems, you have a mixture of dimmer and 'hot power' (IE power distro) modules in the dimmer rack and you patch them to your lighting multicore as you need. So if you have a truss with a mixture of moving lights and conventionals, you can send a mixture of dimmer and hot power down the multis and reduce your cabling.
Old 16th September 2017
  #3
Gear Addict
 

I know you asked ages ago, but I only just saw it

This is available with SOME dimmers. ETC Smartpacks can do this for instance, they have a thing called 'Thru Power' which does indeed bypass the triac. LSC GenVI dimmers have a very good system too... read it on their website it's a lot to explain.

Some manufacturers have a non-dim option where the electricity goes through the triac but it removes the dimmer curve - so input values 0%-50% are "off" and input values 51-100% are "on". But there are mixed opinions about whether you should run non-dimmables off such a thing.

In most professional systems, you have a mixture of dimmer and 'hot power' (IE power distro) modules in the dimmer rack and you patch them to your lighting multicore as you need. So if you have a truss with a mixture of moving lights and conventionals, you can send a mixture of dimmer and hot power down the multis and reduce your cabling.
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