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Old 03/21/2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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ALC Ramp down issues...

I got my DIY LED setup a few weeks ago, and has been working fine with the ALC. 3 days ago the ramp down has been malfunctioning. I have both the ramp up and ramp down set for 90 minutes for the whites, and 180 minutes for blue. The ramp up works as expected, but the ramp down happens extremely fast, maybe in just 10-15 minutes. Any ideas as what might be causing this? Like i said, all was working fine for about 2 weeks. My setup consists of 3 Meanwell ELN-60-48D's and Cree LEDs. Please help, this is most annoying



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Old 03/22/2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Are you using a single ALC to drive those drivers? The mean well drivers pull allot of voltage and could easily be overwhelming the ALC. The ALC was designed around dimmable T5, and in other conversations with DA one mean well driver is usually ok, 2 work out well for some, but 3 may be too much for a single unit.

What happens if you have just one driver on each channel. I would try that and see if it works ok or not.

If it doesn't, then head over to the DA forums as that is where they do support.


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Old 03/22/2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, I am just using 1 ALC. I just re-flashed the firmware for the ALC and the RKL head unit and it seemed to ramp down OK last night. We'll see if it continues working. The problems seemed to start when I bought a 6 wire phone splitter to enable me to keep the SID connected to my PC to enable the running of MyReef. I wonder if that was causing issues? If so, I guess I will have to bite the bullet and order a hub module. I wish DA would offer a more affordable way to keep the SID connected at all times....


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Old 03/22/2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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Oh that phone splitter needs to be a certain type! They make two types..a crossed configuration and straight through. You must use a straight through splitter.If you use a crazed splitter it could damage your unit.


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Old 03/23/2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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All SEEMS to be working Ok now that I've got the splitter removed from the system. How can i tell if the splitter is straight or crossed? I got one from ACE hardware that gave me the troubles, but I also got one from eBay that I haven't tried yet because the look exactly the same. Here is the link to the eBay one, is it safe to use?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120490624087...#ht_2127wt_911


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All SEEMS to be working Ok now that I've got the splitter removed from the system. How can i tell if the splitter is straight or crossed? I got one from ACE hardware that gave me the troubles, but I also got one from eBay that I haven't tried yet because the look exactly the same. Here is the link to the eBay one, is it safe to use?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120490624087...#ht_2127wt_911
Do you have an ohm meter to check it?


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