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Old 04-07-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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i wired a outlet so I could plug in a strip of LED lights that are able to run in different modes (flash, fade, different colors, etc) When I turn the LED lights on, the stereo, that is plugged into a different circut, has static that goes with the tempo of the lights. When I turn the lights off there is no static. What gives?

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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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To start off, I have a LED scrolling sign, LED open sign, neon clock, cell phone charger and a fluorescent light that all creates interference with my am/fm radio or CB radio. Its usually RF interference, since most of the stuff today is made with such low quality components, they leak RF signals.....

This doesn't mean that you don't have an electrical problem though (poor grounding, or reversed hot/neutral, that could cause a similar problem, or worse, an actual hazard/danger).........a sign does show though that when you turn them off, it stops. Do the lights operate on low voltage? (Adaptor/Transformer for the LED's) If so, this is probably the source of interference.....

Did you double check your wiring for your self installed outlet? I suggest getting a tester to test for the correct connections, and a multimeter to test the voltage......

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Interference from the LED controller. Not much you can do other than try a different brand of LED. It's a cheap controller with no noise suppression.
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Here is what I got.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040FJ27S/...60_cs_sce_dp_1
I used them in another part of the basement and they work good with no problem. i also checked the outlets with the 3 light tester and it says it is wired correctly.
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You could try one of these http://www.theenergydetective.com/in...d-noise-filter Even though it is for the TED MTU, it should work with your LED lighting. Just follow the directions as stated in the link.
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