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Help with a replacement LED driver for plinth lights

Postby Simon321456 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:06 pm

Afternoon all

First post, and I joined because I am stumped. Stumped

I have LED light in the plinth under the doors in the kitchen. One side stopped working so its one of the 2x LED drivers that's gone kaput

I can't attach a picture as I can't figure out how to reduce the size using my phone, but will do so when I get to a computer

The LED driver that's gone banjo is an Intertek TF01-1012V

I've so far bought and returned 3x different LED drivers that looked like they should work. The latest (AURORA 12-240V CONSTANT VOLTAGE LED DRIVER 16W 2107T) worked but the lights were pulsing, which I'm guessing means it isn't powerful enough?

Thing is, there are only 7 LEDs on the driver, and they're like 0.3w each or something

So

Please could someone be kind enough to tell me what it is I need to buy? If the above is enough to go off

Thanks
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Postby Mr White » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:25 pm

You said
Simon321456 wrote: 0.3w each or something


I am concerned by the "or something" part, they could be 3w each.
Without knowing exactly what you have makes it impossible to be specific.

But I have to ask, what happens if you swap the "drivers" It may be that an LED has failed, taking the driver with it, in which case you will need new LED's and drivers, but you will not know unless you swap the drivers.
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Postby Simon321456 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:34 pm

Salient point. I think I think/thought that because I looked at some from Wickes (that's where mine were from) and they were of a similar rating, but perhaps that's just best ignored

I tried swapping the driver and all of the lights work, so its definitely this one that's gone pop
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Postby ericmark » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:39 pm

Theory a driver is a current limiting device, however many call a voltage limiting device a driver as well, so is yours constant current or constant voltage?

And what is that voltage or current, and what range is the other.
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Postby Simon321456 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:24 pm

I have absolutely no clue I'm afraid

All I have is the thing itself

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