Lights

wyattamdahl

New Member
I have 8 led lights 6 watts each, in parallel, these are connected to a three way switch, and the. To a dimmer. The rimmer works, but only one three way switch is working. When turned off, they stay on partially. Any idea where i went wrong?

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gnubie

Photon Sorcerer
Please post a schematic of how you have things wired (check your actual wiring to make sure the diagram matches).
 

gnubie

Photon Sorcerer
Check the wiring of your two switches.


Is there a charger involved here? If there is, unplug it from it's power source, the grid/mains probably. You might be seeing leakage current keeping the LEDs lit. It takes very little power to make a LED glow dimly.
 

gnubie

Photon Sorcerer
It shouldn't. If the dual switches are wired correctly they should break the - feed to the dimmer so no DC should be available to it. That leaves leakage current as being the only way to light the LEDs. You can check to see if there is leakage if you take the dimmer out of the equation so that only the dual switches remain. When you turn the system off with either of the switches do the LEDs remain dimly lit?

AC wiring running next to the DC wiring could couple enough current into the DC wiring to cause the LEDs to light.

Have you checked the wiring of the two switches as per that tutorial?
 
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