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I recently bought some triacs http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/STMicroelectronics/T435-600T/?qs=JFwQ8L3e8iYf6jFsRje0lg%3d%3dfrom mouser to control the on/off and dimming of low power lights.
My question is will the moc3020 http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Lite-On/MOC3020/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMteimceiIVCB8Mee%2ffnrxBJpiQrcCbsboU%3d
device work with the triacs I purchased? I know just enough electronics to be dangerous and I'm learning but the specs are still a little confusing to me. From what I can tell it appears that they are compatible but would like confirmation.
Also although I have found some simple schematics for using the 2 devices together if anyone has a good schematic I would be much obliged.

Dang don't want much do I?
Thanks all

Happy Trails,

Mike

JaxCoder.com

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You shouldn't have a problem with these two devices. There's a standard circuit from the original motorola datasheets that is tried and tested. The fun part is the phase control for dimming-getting a clean zero crossing signal is a challenge.

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If you download a datasheet for the MOC3020 it gives you a diagram. Always a good idea to have your will in order when working with mains and " know just enough electronics to be dangerous " :)

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Keep one hand in your pocket. I've had our 240V mains across my chest when I've touched a line and neutral terminal with my left and right hands, it was quite scary. The muscles in my chest hurt for days.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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Thank you gentlemen,

Kartman - Thanks, I was thinking that for dimming I could just cycle the device quickly and use that for dimming. Am doing that now with relays I am currently using and it looks kinda dim but sounds like a set of false teeth in a jar. :)

John - I do have a living will and am a little crazy but not suicidal. :) I do have quite a bit of electrical experience but still manage to get bit every now and agin.

leon_heller - I'm always careful but as I told John still manager to get 120V religious experience occasionally.

Thank you all and Happy holidays.

Happy Trails,

Mike

JaxCoder.com

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leon_heller wrote:
Keep one hand in your pocket. I've had our 240V mains across my chest when I've touched a line and neutral terminal with my left and right hands, it was quite scary. The muscles in my chest hurt for days.
Something like this nearly took my youngest brother. Table saw with a sticky metal-jacketed plug; for extra pull on the plug he grabs a conduit with other hand. Froze him (120vac). Cause was one loose strand in a stranded wire cable.

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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mike32217 wrote:
I know just enough electronics to be dangerous
Double check, triple check, check-list, think. Created a mini-mushroom cloud over a shortwave receiver I was diagnosing and soldering on when I forgot a step.

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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gchapman,

Thanks for the advice. I've seen some pretty weird things happen with electricity so I know what it is capable of. I have a HEALTHY respect for it and am always careful.

Happy Trails,

Mike

JaxCoder.com