Any LED gurus around here?? Please take a look

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Boomer22

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So I’m in the process of building a small room and I have done everything on my own... including wiring (and I am far from an electrician) but I’ve learned a lot in the process and so far so good.... until now. Here’s my set up:

Light: Meijiu F8 plus 650w
Driver: Invertronics EUD-600S12ADT

I have a 30A 240v circuit run with 10/2 wire (hot/hot/ground) with 6 outlets on it. The lights come with normal 3 prong 120v plugs, I had read that some people just used an adapter at the outlet but I was worried about the possibility of someone mistakenly plugging in a 120v device into these outlets that are actually wired 240v, so I used single 20A 250v outlets and and cut the factory plug and used 15a 250v rated plugs.

The input reading at the connector before the driver is 246v (my normal 120v outlets read 123v) When I plugged these lights into my 120v outlets they seemed to work and dim normally. When I plugged them into my 240v circuit they seem to work and dim normally until I get to about 50% dimming, at that point the light starts to blink, I’m assuming an indication of some fault... I just can’t figure out what the fault is yet.

I realize I probably need an output DC reading, so tonight I split the cable from the driver to the fixture and put a clamp meter on it but no such luck, not sure what I did wrong but I will try to figure it out.

Anyway, has anyone run into anything like this at all? Any ideas?? Am I completely F**ked lol?!
 
Reklax

Reklax

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So I’m in the process of building a small room and I have done everything on my own... including wiring (and I am far from an electrician) but I’ve learned a lot in the process and so far so good.... until now. Here’s my set up:

Light: Meijiu F8 plus 650w
Driver: Invertronics EUD-600S12ADT

I have a 30A 240v circuit run with 10/2 wire (hot/hot/ground) with 6 outlets on it. The lights come with normal 3 prong 120v plugs, I had read that some people just used an adapter at the outlet but I was worried about the possibility of someone mistakenly plugging in a 120v device into these outlets that are actually wired 240v, so I used single 20A 250v outlets and and cut the factory plug and used 15a 250v rated plugs.

The input reading at the connector before the driver is 246v (my normal 120v outlets read 123v) When I plugged these lights into my 120v outlets they seemed to work and dim normally. When I plugged them into my 240v circuit they seem to work and dim normally until I get to about 50% dimming, at that point the light starts to blink, I’m assuming an indication of some fault... I just can’t figure out what the fault is yet.

I realize I probably need an output DC reading, so tonight I split the cable from the driver to the fixture and put a clamp meter on it but no such luck, not sure what I did wrong but I will try to figure it out.

Anyway, has anyone run into anything like this at all? Any ideas?? Am I completely F**ked lol?!
What’s the output voltage at both 120 and 240v?
 
Reklax

Reklax

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I realize I probably need an output DC reading, so tonight I split the cable from the driver to the fixture and put a clamp meter on it but no such luck, not sure what I did wrong but I will try to figure it
You can measure the voltage by sticking your probes on the terminals after the driver and turn multimeter to DC voltage
 
Boomer22

Boomer22

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You can measure the voltage by sticking your probes on the terminals after the driver and turn multimeter to DC voltage
I thought that it had to be measured in line on the same wire?
 
Reklax

Reklax

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I thought that it had to be measured in line on the same wire?
I’m not sure what you mean, if you’re talking about a clamp meter inline, that measures current flow in amps not voltage. You can calculate the voltage by dividing power by current. Get your meter stick to dc voltage and put your 2 probes on the live cables (red/black?) on the connections that join onto the light fixture itself and you should get a reading
 
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