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looking for a Nano driver for 1 to 2 -3W Leds

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Deva, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. Deva

    Deva New Member

    Ok so here is the deal. I am building a nano upflow ATS for an AIO reef.
    but I am having a heck of a time finding a driver that can work on such a small load.

    my normal go to is the MW LPC 35-700 but it's min. is 9V so 4 leds.

    screen will be around .5 cube so not to big at all.

    I know the LDD drivers can do that but then you need a crazy power supply not really what I am looking for.

    looking for options?
    would the MW ACP 35-700 would on such a small load?
    any simpler options like a power brick or wall wart?
     
  2. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

  3. Deva

    Deva New Member

    I have yes, they dont seem to have anything. I mean I could get the LDD but then you need the silly power supply.
    I know there has to be something out there.
     
  4. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    I guess they used to have a nano driver that was really simple, just a wall wart type plug that you could pretty much direct-wire into an LED - maybe they don't carry that anymore

    Shoot them an email and ask, they might have a suggestion. As long as your power supply is constant current and the voltage regulates according to the load, that's all you need. I think whatever they used to carry was an off-the-shelf type item
     
  5. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

  6. Deva

    Deva New Member

    yeah that is pretty much what I am looking for SM has a power brick on his site for 1-2 LEDs. it what he uses for his smaller units.

    I did see that but as I am giving this as a gift for the R2R secret santa I want to make sure it dont burn down the guys house..haha
     
  7. Deva

    Deva New Member

    @Turbo
    something like this should work right? just need on/off
    Power Plug 12V 1.0A

    here is the specs on the power supply:
    Voltage input - 100V-240V

    Voltage output - 12.0V

    Maximum output - 1,000ma

    Power mode - Switching, will only produce the power you use - very efficient.



    here is the spec sheet on the cree deep red that i will be using:

    Forward Voltage (@1000mA) :
    2.42V (Typical)
    Maximum Current :
    1000mA
    Peak Wavelength :
    650-670nm
    Minimum PPF :
    2.3 umol/s
    Minimum Radiant Flux @350mA :
    425mW
    Viewing Angle :
    130°
    Dimensions (starboard) :
    20mm diameter
     
  8. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    I would defer the question to Steve's as they can tell you what their power supply does exactly (they make all my LED boards, very knowledgeable)
     
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  9. Deva

    Deva New Member

    thanks will do!
     
  10. Deva

    Deva New Member

    @Turbo quick question,
    looking through my fish "stuff" I did find a small rapid led moon driver I got a while back it's it rated for 3W but only 350ma do you think that would work on a small screen .5 cube?

    it a upflow style ATS for an AIO reef...
    i think 350Ma might be on the low side but if its ran 15-18H per day would it work?

    thanks you good sir!
     
  11. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    Maybe, hard to say since I never messed with it.
     

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