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    Default Re: Dirkcheap SSR issues

    The lights are 110VAC. I am using 4 channels. Each channel has 2 strands and each strand is rated at .33 Amps but I do have some older strands I don't know their rating. If I had to guess I should not exceed 4 amps total per channel. If I am interpretting this correctly (probably not). I just came home to two SSR completely fried.

    So I am thinking I am exceeding the amps for the SSRs.

    Buddy

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    Default Re: Dirkcheap SSR issues

    I believe these handle 1 amp per channel.
    Read this description:
    http://radiant-holidays.com/radiant_...roducts_id=164

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    Default Re: Dirkcheap SSR issues

    Yes, that is what I am using right now.

    I believe I need these for my trees instead.
    http://radiant-holidays.com/radiant_...products_id=21

    But as you can see they are out stock.

    Buddy
    Last edited by ChristmasBuddy; 12-15-2015 at 07:09 PM. Reason: forgot something

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    At the risk of being redundant, have you inspected the strings to make sure that the problem is not due to damage out there? Squirrels are known to like to chew on the wire because they like the taste of the lead used as a plasticiser, and there is the possibility of damage due to other critters or to weather.
    Phil

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    Default Re: Dirkcheap SSR issues

    Yup. I did that yesterday. The wires are still clean no signs of problems.

    I'm almost 100 percent sure I am consuming too must amperage for these SSRs. I am tweaking my trees to use the power straight up and no SSRs. I'll just have to manually turn them on. That's okay. These trees are not a part of my simple show. I'll be more prepared for next year.

    I just hope that Radiant Holidays restocks the SSRhc's. I'll definitely get some and test.

    Buddy

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