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Offline wheemzy82

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Simplest Rectifier for LEDs
« on: October 22, 2019, 07:20:11 am »

I have a 1600v bridge rectifier module.

I have LED strip lights.

The original power cord for the LED strip (which I lost) is 100-240 AC to 125vdc output @8A with a built in 8A fuse max.

Any foreseeable problem with using this module given that the module is rated for much higher power?

The only reason I am reluctant is because I haven't quite grasped when a power supply is active (which would destroy the leds?) vs passive (which is presumably ok).


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Re: Simplest Rectifier for LEDs
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 07:45:55 am »
The two are most likely not interchangeable.

A 100 to 240VAC to 125VDC module will be a switched mode power supply, which will regulate the output voltage at 125VDC, even if the input voltage changes.

A bridge rectifier is just that, a simple bridge rectifier, with no smoothing or voltage regulation.

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