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Old 11-14-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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Puck lights with touch dimmer


I have 5 LV puck lights that came with a touch, 3-level dimmer (which also has an off position). I have the lights plugged into a switched outlet.

Here is the problem. The dimmer's default position is apparently "off". Once I flip the switch to off and and wait more than five seconds before I turn it back on, the lights remain off. If I turn it off and back on very quickly, the lights stay at the last setting.

Can I get a different dimmer (slide type with no "off") to replace the touch dimmer?

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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Anyone have a suggestion for this? Any way to defeat the off position on the dimmer?

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I would guess there is a transformer in this setup somewhere more than likely built into your dimmer. So my guess would be that your stuck with what you have. I could be wrong but I can't really see what you have either.
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The touch pad dimmer plugs into the transformer with a basic slide-on electronic connector. The transformer then has two wires out each end, one runs to the series of lights, the other runs to the outlet.
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You might be in luck then. If you are dimming at 120v before it goes to the transformer than any 120v dimmer should do the job.
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