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***UPDATE*** IN STOCK NOW

 

If you haven't heard already, we just released the DIM4 Sunrise/Sunset controller for DIY LEDs.

Its designed by an engineer that is also a reefer and LED expert.

 

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Its designed to control 4 channels of:

3 CREE XP/XM LED string (@500mA)

OR

Drivers

 

What does that mean to you? For every channel on the DIM4 (4 channels) you can either have a bunch of drivers on each channel or 3 CREE XP/XM LEDs in a string or fans to cool your heatsinks. If you are just doing the 3 LED strings or fans, you do not need any additional drivers. (Yes! your moonlight issue just got solved)

 

Some examples of configurations:

 

Nano config

Channel 1 - 3x CREE XM-L Neutral White

Channel 2 - 3x CREE XP-E Royal Blue

Channel 3 - 3x CREE XP-E Royal Blue

Channel 4 - Blank

(Any channel above can also be used for moonlights)

(2A Power supply or greater needed)

 

Large tank config

Channel 1 - 1x 120w Inventroincs driver for Neutral Whites

Channel 2 - 4x 40w Inventroincs driver for Royal Blues

Channel 3 - 3x 120mm Fans to cool heatsinks

Channel 4 - 3x CREE XM-L Neutral White for moonlights

(2A Power supply or greater needed)

 

And..... are you ready for this? NO PROGRAMMING NEEDED. Through the LCD screen you set a 5 things per channel. Max Driver current (for direct driven LEDs), Start time, Full on time, End Full time, Offtime. Through these 5 settings the controller will know when to turn on (Sunrise), when to get to the max (end of the sunrise), when to start dimming (sunset), and when to turn off (end of sunset). This is very different than the arduino based controllers where you have to actually type in code via a computer - no computer needed.

 

If you have questions or comments please post them on this thread so we can get them answered for you.

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Trick   

How many amps does each channel run at?

 

Nevermind, just saw it on the website, 500ma.

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How many amps does each channel run at?

 

Nevermind, just saw it on the website, 500ma.

 

yup for direct LEDs, its 500mA - So perfect for Nanos and also perfect for some nice moonlighting.

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Will this work with the TRC drivers that nanotuners sells?

 

If its the DS or DT versions then yes. Inventroincs DS or DT, TRC DS or DT and meanwell ELN series D and meanwell HLG series B.

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fishnlou   

I'm guessing, if you are controlling drivers then instead of setting the max current you set max voltage? There is independent control of each channel right?

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I'm guessing, if you are controlling drivers then instead of setting the max current you set max voltage? There is independent control of each channel right?

 

Yes and yes. You are controlling voltage not current.

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So, you mentioned True Violets, but they're not on your website. I'm assuming that's something that is in the pipe?

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MFChop   

Ordering one with the next group by, Ill let everyone know how it is

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Ordering one with the next group by, Ill let everyone know how it is

 

MFChop you should do a review thread on it too. Im sure most will appreciate it because there have been alot of people waiting for it. FYI if you are just purchasing the DIM4 we stock them so it would be out next day.

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MFChop   
MFChop you should do a review thread on it too. Im sure most will appreciate it because there have been alot of people waiting for it. FYI if you are just purchasing the DIM4 we stock them so it would be out next day.

 

 

Will do, along with the LED setup I PMed you about......

 

Random but my 4th channel will be open do you think it could use it power a fan? Not sure if its even possible this is my fist DIY LED setup

 

That way a fan is operational during the daytime when all the LEDs will be on / hottest

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Will do, along with the LED setup I PMed you about......

 

Random but my 4th channel will be open do you think it could use it power a fan? Not sure if its even possible this is my fist DIY LED setup

 

That way a fan is operational during the daytime when all the LEDs will be on / hottest

 

Never thought of that, but ya you could even control the fan. Its basically adjusting 10v on each channel. Fans can run at even 7-8v (I believe, ill have to test this). The lower voltage you run them, the slower they go and the quieter they are. If you just want to run it at full, you can pickup:

 

http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/products/4-pin-...-3-pin-fan.html

 

You can directly plug this into one of our power supplies (5A probably for you) and use one of the ends to connect directly to the controller for its power and the other end to connect to a fan.

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Will do, along with the LED setup I PMed you about......

 

Random but my 4th channel will be open do you think it could use it power a fan? Not sure if its even possible this is my fist DIY LED setup

 

That way a fan is operational during the daytime when all the LEDs will be on / hottest

 

 

Also one more thing to note. You will need to set the start on time and full on time very close together for the fan because it will not turn until about 7-8v

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I was just doing some tests and it looks like most Fans will turn on around 5V and are extremely quiet at 10v and still move alot of air. The DIM4 will handle about 2-3 larger 120mm fans on one channel and more of the smaller ones (500mA max)

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MFChop   

Ahhhh what I was just about to put in my order

 

Its all set ordered everything anyways :)

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MFChop   
We should have them in stock in 30days or less.

 

Great hopefully all my stuff comes in at once, sooner than later lol

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I see this groupbuy ends in 18 days, Id like to get several things, but was wondering why I dont see the true violet?

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I see this groupbuy ends in 18 days, Id like to get several things, but was wondering why I dont see the true violet?

 

We had an issue with the manufacturer of the True Violets. We are working with another manufacturer to get them in, we may have them before the end of the Group Buy.

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zangmann   
We should have them in stock in 30days or less.

 

Any progress on this? Got an exact ETA?

Looking forward to starting my build.

 

Thanks!

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Any progress on this? Got an exact ETA?

Looking forward to starting my build.

 

Thanks!

 

We should have them next week. They will be in stock before end of group buy.

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MFChop   

Have these gone back in stock yet? Havent gotten mine yet :(

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