the ones that have a microcontroler that controls their flashing would
be bad to dim, while ones that just plug in and have no IC stuff
(straight resistive loads) should be fine.
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Also...Quote:> the ones that have a microcontroler that controls their flashing would be
> bad to dim, while ones that just plug in and have no IC stuff (straight
> resistive loads) should be fine.
Be aware that some of those draw a lot more power than you would expect.
Check the wattage rating on the bulb set and ensure that you aren't
overloading your dimmer.
I wouldn't put more than 2-3 sets of 'icicle' lights on a standard plug-in
Apologies in advance - this is probably a very simple question.
I'm trying to figure out how many strings I can put on an X-10
module. Now, my string of 100 lights doesn't give a wattage rating,
but it does say 0.4A on the tag. Its been a while since physics
class - is it safe to assume I can use the formula P=VI and
conclude the string of lights will use 120V * 0.4A = 48W ?
That way I could put up to 10 strings on a single 2-pin appliance
module rated at 500W ? Is that right ?