Need Driver Help

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basscaptain

basscaptain

ok we will just cut though the BS

since I'm not going to drive the 2700k and 3000k Strips with this

Hlg-185H-24B
that was sold to me after I made sure everyone in the loop KNEW what i was using it for......

3 85w strips running at 2.-2.5 ma

So What do I buy to run these.... Straight UP

cause at this point i'll just hook them up to these 30w china drivers and run them under some stuff

ALSO what Can I drive with this Driver???????? Now that I have it 😒

TY

Ps hook a old man up Please Ty
 
MIGrampaUSA

MIGrampaUSA

ok we will just cut though the BS

since I'm not going to drive the 2700k and 3000k Strips with this

Hlg-185H-24B
that was sold to me after I made sure everyone in the loop KNEW what i was using it for......

3 85w strips running at 2.-2.5 ma

So What do I buy to run these.... Straight UP

cause at this point i'll just hook them up to these 30w china drivers and run them under some stuff

ALSO what Can I drive with this Driver???????? Now that I have it 😒

TY

Ps hook a old man up Please Ty

Your HLG-185-24B was designed to handle up to 185W.

Your 3 85w LED strips consume 255W combined. Factor in a 20% overhead for safety and a properly sized driver would be 300W - 320W
(255w x 1.20 = 306W)

What is the forward voltage on your LED strips?
 
basscaptain

basscaptain

I was told that driver would be ok... I don't care if they run 100% at this point
Or I can just run 2 or whatever on it??? but it's the 7.8a I'm lost on ....
As I said I was told this was what to buy...
 
MIGrampaUSA

MIGrampaUSA

I was told that driver would be ok... I don't care if they run 100%
Or I can just run 2 but it's the 7.8a I'm asking about..
As I said I was told this was what to buy...
According to the numbers in the pics you posted, your HLG-185H-24B should be able to run those boards.

Your LED strips run on 24v DC and each consumes up to .9 amps. Your total amperage required to run all 3 boards at .900a is 2.7a. Your driver's output rating is 7.8a .

Your true wattage is 48w per strip 3 x 48 = 144w

144w x 1.2 (20% safety factor) = 172.8w

How are they wired? Pics would be great. Everything specs like they should work together.
 
MIGrampaUSA

MIGrampaUSA

there not hooked up right now
I'm moving in a room and went to run those of it...

so I'm ok
As long as everything is in working condition, yes.

As for a dimmer, I'm not up to snuff on mean well drivers. My assumption is any mean well approved dimmer would work. From the pictures I have seen, they look like potentiometer style dimmers.
 
basscaptain

basscaptain

It will be something like this

I have 3 far red 18= 24w running on this driver
But I don't like the dimmer I got for this 1
 
MIGrampaUSA

MIGrampaUSA

I'm in for the LONG Haul..... Do It Right if you can the 1st time.....
money ahead in the long run.....
Just for clarity. The mean well driver you have is a constant voltage driver. Wire your circuits in parallel. For example, using 2 - four hole wago nuts, put each hot wire into the holes on the wago nut, then repeat with the neutral (common) wires in the other wago nut.
 
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