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Hello, I was thinking about controller my desktop light from fan controller. If I make light connect to fan controller, will that work?

Here link:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/87...?tl=g34c17s286

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/99...l=g6c451#blank

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l?tl=g2c38s428

Thank you for help!
post #2 of 10
Welcome to OCN!

I came as fast as I could! Before you get tons of members attacking you for posting this in the news section. Basically.... this is the wrong place for this. All the "news" sections are for news (with attached sources).

Anything, welcome again and we're glad to have you!
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post #3 of 10
You will probably have lots of problems trying to control a desk lamp from a fan controller. First off, you need to figure out how to get from 5-12 volt signal to control a 120 volt AC current. It won't be easy and probably won't be safe if you don't know what you are doing.
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Great idea. Use your fan controller as a dimmer, volume control, toaster oven thermostat, and TV tuner. Much better than controlling actual fan speeds....boring.
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Just ignore about welcome to blah blah. I am asking you question, will inverterless light work with fan controller that will dim light?


Thanks.
post #6 of 10
This is actually an interesting question.

I have no idea if you could dim a cold cathode with a fan controller. I would predict however you would find going from the molex connector to a 3 pin fan connector to be difficult if not impossible. I know it is perfectly possible the other way around though.
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post #7 of 10
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Alright, if cold cathode bad idea, so I found other site below...will that work??

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...?tl=g6c77s1164
post #8 of 10
Don't put anything other than >=12v through it, Unless you want a house fire.

LED's will definitely be your best bet, they respond well to low voltage.
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Led strip is possible.
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post #10 of 10
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Alright, thank you for help. I will use LED light.

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