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what is the most c-9 u have on one channel? next year i want to put all the c-9's on the first level of my house (total 75 ) and then i want to put the lights on my second story (total 100) on another can i do this or is it just to much for one controller im am thinking of multi and clear so it wouldbe 100 c-9 clear and 100 multi and second story and 75 clear and 75 multi for the first level once again is it to much for one controller to handle?

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danny

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mrlights2000 wrote:

what is the most c-9 u have on one channel? next year i want to put all the c-9's on the first level of my house (total 75 ) and then i want to put the lights on my second story (total 100) on another can i do this or is it just to much for one controller im am thinking of multi and clear so it wouldbe 100 c-9 clear and 100 multi and second story and 75 clear and 75 multi for the first level once again is it to much for one controller to handle?

thanks,

danny



75 bulbs * 7watts per bulb = 525 watts / 120 volts = 4.375amps
100 bulbs * 7watts per bulb = 700 watts /120 volts = 5.833 amps

In each case, you could put the above on their own channel.

Edit: Assuming you have a controller with heat-sink.
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Don wrote:

75 bulbs * 7watts per bulb = 525 watts / 120 volts = 4.375amps
100 bulbs * 7watts per bulb = 700 watts /120 volts = 5.833 amps

In each case, you could put the above on their own channel.

Edit: Assuming you have a controller with heat-sink.




In your example:
100 clear C9's on one channel = 5.833 amps
100 multi color C9's on another channel = 5.833 amps
Total for those 2 channels = 11.66 amps.

75 clear C9's on one channel = 4.375 amps
75 multi color C9's on another channel = 4.375 amps
Total for those 2 channels = 8.75 amps

Total for the 4 channels = 20.41 amps

In this case you could not put the two 75 set and two 100 sets on the same "side" of the controller. Side 1 = channels 1-8 -- Side 2 = channels 9-16.

While it is true each channel could handle 4.375 or 5.833 amps, you will have to balance the total not to exceed 20 amps per 8 channels. (channels 1-8 and channels 9-16).

The MOST you could run per 8 channels on a 16 channel controller is 20 amps IF it is properly wired.

Just wanted to be sure you were clear on the difference.
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I was looking at the same issue with my house. I would like to put 303 c9 bulbs on my house...but that is going to pull over 18 amps! I am going to split that up b/t 2 controllers...a few on a 8 channel, and a few on each side of a 16 channel controller. I have to buy new fuses.

Make sure if you are pulling more that 15 amps on 1 bank of a CTB-16, replace the fuses w/ 20 amp ones.

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