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DIGITAL DIMMER MODULE

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/LDC/13/001/V1.0

Digital Dimmer Module


The board can be used in applications where dimming of 110-220V AC power is required like dimming of bulb or fan. The input can be simple 4 bit high/low signal from microcontroller working at 3V or 5V which is isolated with the use of opto-couplers. Total of 16 levels of power control can be set from totally off(0%) to full on(100%) as per input control levels.

Features
Works on AC power supply. 16 levels of control. Works from any microcontroller input.

Specifications
Parameter Operating Voltage Load capacity Value 3-5v dc 12A AC

Pin Details
Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name +5v gnd D0 D1 D2 D3 Details Power supply Power supply gnd Data 0 Data 1 Data 2 Data3

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DIGITAL DIMMER MODULE

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/LDC/13/001/V1.0

Working
A dimmer switch rapidly turns a light circuit on and off to reduce the energy flowing to a light switch. The central element in this switching circuit is a triode alternating current switch, or triac. A triac is a small semiconductor device, similar to a diode or transistor. Like a transistor, a triac is made up of different layers of semiconductor material. This includes N-type material, which has many free electrons, and P-type material, which has many "holes" where free electrons can go. The triac has two terminals, which are wired into two ends of the circuit. There is always a voltage difference between the two terminals, but it changes with the fluctuation of the alternating current. That is, when current moves one way, the top terminal is positively charged while the bottom terminal is negatively charged, and when the current moves the other way the top terminal is negatively charged while the bottom terminal is positively charged.

Screen shots:

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DIGITAL DIMMER MODULE

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/LDC/13/001/V1.0

Input for dimmer module: It is of digital input of 4bit data.D0,D1,D2,D3 are the input pins of dimmer which can be connected to I/O pins of microcontroller. 16 levels of dimmer controlling input of 0 to 100% is shown below.

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DIGITAL DIMMER MODULE

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/LDC/13/001/V1.0


D2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 D1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 D0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Dimmer level 100% 86% 80% 75% 60% 65% 60% 50% 40% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%

Input level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 11 12 13 14 15

D3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Sample Application
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DIGITAL DIMMER MODULE

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/LDC/13/001/V1.0

Board Dimensions
36.81mm

45.39mm

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