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Topic: Mains Controller? DMX ? (Read 449 times) previous topic - next topic

drjiohnsmith

Its just a thought

can I bounce the thought here.

the old question, controlling mains loads, such as heaters, with spare PV power.

Now I dont like playing with mains voltages, and I know the wife would be happier if I did not have a home brewed mains controler.

SO looking back a few years, I used to work in the theater, and we had remote controlled lamp dimmers, controlled over DMX, which is a differential low voltage system ,

We have DMX shields already in existence, and a 4 channel , 10 amp per channel DMX dimmer costs less than 100 Euro,

so thought was, use an Arduino with a DMX shield to control the dimmers,
   the arduino also receiving info from something like the EmonTx,
   
Any thoughts on would this be usefull to any one else , is it a good idea or mad ?

Ta

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