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Topic: Three 12v 20w Halogen Lamps (Read 981 times) previous topic - next topic

Carnyworld

I just got a set of three 12v 20w Halogen Lamps meant to be used as kitchen counter lights fro my teacher. I really have no use for them so I decided I would put Red, Green, and Blue filters on them and try to make a RGB Setup controlled by an Arduino. The thing is I dont know how and if these are able to hook up to an Arduino Duemilanove. This seems like an easy project as it is almost like hooking up leds, but I just do not want anything to blow up or fry.
C program run. C program crash. C programmer quit.

AWOL

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This seems like an easy project as it is almost like hooking up leds,

But without the responsiveness.

Look for a device that can handle 12 volts at a couple of amps.
A logic-level FET, maybe?
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Carnyworld

So there is no way for my Arduino to control these?
C program run. C program crash. C programmer quit.

AWOL

Did I say it couldn't?

Directly, no, obviously.
No more than an Arduino could control a Lumiled directly, but via a suitable driver - why not?
"Pete, it's a fool (who) looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

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