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sirbow2

what do you mean? i used the moc/triac as in my post there with the resistive load schematic + LED Christmas lights. no issues.
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spkeeper20

Sorry I haven't responded in awhile.  I've been busy with school work and other projects.  I tried hooking up the relay I have using this schematic http://www.plcs.net/relay5.gif.  The relay was clicking but again the lights didn't go on so I'm thinking it's the lights not being able to turn on and off quick enough.  I've never really used relays before so would using a solid state relay as suggested fix this problem?  Also would using the mechanical relay I already have with LED Christmas lights work as well?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steve

sirbow2

you should be able to at least see something. tried a different bulb? use a DMM to check for voltage on the relay? switch at a lower rate for testing?
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spkeeper20

I ended up switching out all of the wires for new ones and it started working.  Must have been a bad wire in there somewhere.  Of course its something stupid like that.  Thanks everyone for all the information and help though.

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