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Rob

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Hi my question is - i have some 240v 227w cascade xmas lights. i have 3 of these sets in wired in series. I want to dim them so a normal light dimmer would do the trick for 1 set but because there are 3 sets - do i have to find a dimmer capable of 681w?

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Andy M

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If you connect the sets in series the voltage will be reduced and the lamps will be dimmer anyway? Remember your series and parellel circuits? If you wire them in parallel then yes would be the answer to your question. Why are you dimming them? (hope you don't think i am being too nosey)
 
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jordyboy004

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series or parellel he will still need a dimmer switch capable of 681w i only know of 400w dimmer switchs, thats the most i have ever installed. so good luck finding one rated at over 600w lol. if you ask me its prob not worth the hassel.
 
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robmac174a

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They are in a pub on the ceiling and they are too bright! they haven't dimmed much!!

series or parellel he will still need a dimmer switch capable of 681w i only know of 400w dimmer switchs, thats the most i have ever installed. so good luck finding one rated at over 600w lol. if you ask me its prob not worth the hassel.
G A Electrical do 1000w dimmers!
 
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Andy M

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Home Automation used to do a 630W not sure if thet still do? You could always issue the customers with sunglasses
 
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jordyboy004

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then id get a 1000W dimmer and hook that up it
 
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