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Dimmer gets warm

Posted by Steve on June 10th, 2000 09:02 AM
In reply to dimmer for chandelier by Brian on June 10th, 2000 06:14 AM [Go to top of thread]

You mean the dimmer feels warm. Which they do, but nothing electrical should ever get hot. Hot wires or switches or plugs is NEVER a good thing in electricity. It imply too much resistance. Some dimmers have a heat exchanger, a plate with cooling fins to help disperse the heat. You are at 960 watts with a 1000 watt dimmer. Get the 1500 watt dimmer, with the heat exchanger plate and dim the line into the fixture.

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