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  1. eYeLess

    eYeLess Guest

    hi what do u guys recommend for home lightning control to use: solid
    state relays, TRIAC, high power mosfet, igbt, thyristor????
    thanks
     
  2. CFoley1064

    CFoley1064 Guest

    Subject: lightning control
    For home lightning control, mount at least one lightning rod on the roof of the
    house, and use cable to get a good earth ground.

    For home lighting control of incandescents, most controls use triacs.

    Good luck either way.
    Chris
     
  3. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    eYeLess says:
    Do you mean 'lighting'?
    If yes, the TRIAC is the most common way.


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  4. w_tom

    w_tom Guest

    Best to use 'zero crossing' triacs. This will minimize
    power dissipated in that triac.
     
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  6. eYeLess

    eYeLess Guest

    haha funny sorry i meant lighting control
    well im trying to control a normal light bulb 100 watts maybe via a
    micrcontroller that will recieve the command from a central station
    using zigbee i thought i could use one of the general i/o ports of the
    mcu
    but im not sure what else i would be missing to control the triac
    do you guys have any suggestions? thanks in advance!
     
  7. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    w_tom writes within:
    Exactly, I forgot this. This is what replying when you're tired gives.

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    Chaos Master®, posting from Brazil.
    "Two of the most famous products of Berkeley are LSD and Unix. I don't think
    that this is a coincidence." -- Anonymous
    "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not" - Kurt Cobain

    The Evanescen(t/ce) HP: http://marreka.no-ip.com
     
  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    If you don't already know how to drive a triac gate from a uC pin,
    you'd probably be better off with solid state relays. Just input
    a DC voltage and they control the line. And they're already
    isolated.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
  9. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    You might want to look into triac driver chips like the MOC3061.
    These take logic-level inputs and provide isolated drive to a
    triac. They do all the zero-crossing detection stuff for you.

    Best regards,


    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
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