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Colin Wiencek
Dimmer Question
on Jun 10, 2008 at 1:54:58 am

Hey,
So I have a christmas light dimmer. Is it possible to dim a 300 watt arri using this? I need it to fade up during a song.

Thanks,
-Colin


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Dennis Size
Re: Dimmer Question
on Jun 10, 2008 at 3:22:30 am

Probably.
Normally such dimmers have a 300w maximum capacity. Somewhere on the dimmer it should tell you it's capacity. If it doesn't, spend the lousy 20 bucks and go to Home Depot and buy a new one -- perhaps even a 600watt model.
Be advised, your ARRI will be pushing the 300w dimmer to it's limit ....with no allowance.

DS



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Todd Terry
Re: Dimmer Question
on Jun 10, 2008 at 4:42:18 am

Agreed... for something in the $20-30 range at Home Depot you can easily pick up the parts to cobble together a very pro-lookin' squeeze box in the 600w neighborhood.

Goose that up into the $75-100 range and you can make a nice 1K unit that will have even more versitility.


T2

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Ben Ferrer
Re: Dimmer Question
on Jun 11, 2008 at 4:33:48 am

The Router Speed Control from Harbor Freight does a nice job as a 1K dimmer for $13. It seems to work just as well as the $120 one I bought. Same amount of electrical buzz at the lower end, but that is to be expected.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=43060

-Ben


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Rick Amundson
Re: Dimmer Question
on Jun 12, 2008 at 2:30:10 pm

The Router Speed Control looks like an affordable option. I'm gonna have to get me one. We have several of the 1k Home Depot versions and they work just fine.

Rick Amundson
Producer/Director/DP
Screenscape Studios
Bravo Romeo Entertainment
http://www.screenscapestudios.com
http://www.bravoromeo.com
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