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Hi all, so I have a commercial client that has a light load that's about 800 watts and the adaptive phase c4 dimmer just isn't going to do since it's rated at 600 watts max. Anyone have a suggestion about supporting this much of a light load? 

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Isn’t a regular dimmer (not adaptive phase, and not forward phase, but the other one...whatever that is) rated to 1000 watts without any of the tabs broken off?

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41 minutes ago, ILoveC4 said:

Isn’t a regular dimmer (not adaptive phase, and not forward phase, but the other one...whatever that is) rated to 1000 watts without any of the tabs broken off?

Which one, is there a 1000 watt dimmer from C4?

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3 hours ago, poseidonsystems said:

Which one, is there a 1000 watt dimmer from C4?

there is not you would need to use a dimmer booster for anything beyond i think 800 watts on the forward phase. 

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3 hours ago, Matt Lowe said:

there is not you would need to use a dimmer booster for anything beyond i think 800 watts on the forward phase. 

Interesting. I know the V1 lighting has 1,000 watt max. I didn’t realize they’d gotten rid of that. 

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800W of what? That would be the big question. Still at a known 800w, I'd rather see a powerbooster installed. They aren't cheap, but blow two dimmers and you've lost more cash.

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I agree, I'm going to go with a Booster in this situation. The dimmer feels warm to the touch too so, I'm going to lean towards the right solution. 

Thanks all!!!

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On 1/23/2020 at 3:22 AM, poseidonsystems said:

Can I use the forward phase dimmer on the 800 watt load or should I just use the Lutron booster? 

i stand corrected on the total wattage. However its necessary to know more about the load. However with a load this large the booster is the best bet.

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On 1/2/2020 at 8:46 AM, Crustyloafer said:

Lutron Power Booster. 

Just wire the outputs from C4 dimmer to inputs on Power Booster and then outputs from Power Booster to load. Can handle up to 1200W if flush mounted or 1840W if surface mounted.

http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/pb.pdf

Thanks Crustyloafer, 

Just to confirm, follow this diagram?  I'm using just one single c4 dimmer on an 800 watt load. 

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On 2/4/2020 at 3:33 PM, poseidonsystems said:

Thanks Crustyloafer, 

Just to confirm, follow this diagram?  I'm using just one single c4 dimmer on an 800 watt load. 

 

That all looks correct to me. Basically you are just wiring the dimmed output of the C4 Dimmer to the Zone In on Power Booster and the Zone out of the Power Booster to the actual load. Then you are just wiring a permanent live and neutral to the Hot/Live and Neutral terminals of both units.

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On 2/7/2020 at 8:25 AM, Crustyloafer said:

That all looks correct to me. Basically you are just wiring the dimmed output of the C4 Dimmer to the Zone In on Power Booster and the Zone out of the Power Booster to the actual load. Then you are just wiring a permanent live and neutral to the Hot/Live and Neutral terminals of both units.

I was a Lutron rep for several years. The wiring diagrams on the power boosters were so confusing. That's the best I've seen from them on that device.

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Hi all, so I have a commercial client that has a light load that's about 800 watts and the adaptive phase c4 dimmer just isn't going to do since it's rated at 600 watts max. Anyone have a suggestion about supporting this much of a light load? 
Why does the client not want to switch to a more energy efficient load with bulb replacements?

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On 4/18/2020 at 4:29 PM, SMHarman said:
On 1/1/2020 at 11:18 PM, poseidonsystems said:
Hi all, so I have a commercial client that has a light load that's about 800 watts and the adaptive phase c4 dimmer just isn't going to do since it's rated at 600 watts max. Anyone have a suggestion about supporting this much of a light load? 

Why does the client not want to switch to a more energy efficient load with bulb replacements?

So the bulbs are specific to their application so they can't really change the bulbs. It's a bunch of lights on this load, about 30 bulbs

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