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LED Strips and Accessories for Under Cabinet Lighting
For under cabinet lights, I believe I have everything needed. Please check this and make sure I have everything needed and recommend any additional items or different items that would be better. The kitchen lights would have two zones, each turned on and off individually. Off of one power supply and one dimmer, there would be two parallel light loops each with its own on/off switch.
PN 3003.27 (16 ft), PN 3092 , PN 3081 , PN 7094 , PN 3060
We've reviewed the proposed purchase list and confirmed that the items are sufficient for your installation. During checkout, please be sure to select the correct 24-volt LED strip light option (PN 3004.27) to pair with the 24-volt power supply (PN 3092).
In terms of the required components and parts, it appears that our installation diagram shown in the link below would be the closest representation of the proposed installation:
The main difference, of course, is the single LED strip run as opposed to the two separate runs you have in your proposal.
With respect to the two parallel runs that are to be switched separately:
- As long as the switch is installed somewhere between the LED strip run and the dimmer, that particular LED strip run can be switched on and off independently.
- Your proposal to use a single power supply and inline dimmer will not work with a standard residential wall switch and will require a low-voltage DC switch instead.
- You may require some wiring work on the DC connection side to connect the two separate runs of LED strip lights to the single power feed. The PN 7094 adapter, for example, only has space for one wire to enter each of the positive and negative terminals.
I plan on using a 110V AC wall switch as with a shallow box it tucks up underneath the cabinet, is hardly visible, and works very well. I don't see any switches like this on your website so if this switch won't work could you suggest a switch (with a mount if necessary) that will fit under the cabinet?
Would the power supply be harmed if the output is an open circuit?
As for the power supply, FilmGrade™ DC Power Supply for LED Strip 3092, can it mount in the cabinet above the microwave?
Can extra end caps and mounting brackets be purchased?
From an electricity perspective, I do not see any concerns and agree with you that the switch should be able to handle 24 volts and 5 amps. If there are electrical code compliance concerns, however, I would be sure to double-check as I know there tend to be some strict requirements in terms of product fit, even if it may be deemed safe from an electrical and fire safety perspective.
We, unfortunately, do not sell and switch products, but I would perhaps recommend searching for a third-party supplier for a dedicated DC switch. I do recall seeing a few "DC inline style" switches that could be used, for example, this product here (please check for max current limitations).
Next, if we have understood your question about the open circuit correctly, there will be no issues in terms of power supply damage or reliability. The open circuit would be electrically equivalent to powering the power supply without plugging it in anywhere (as is common with laptop chargers, etc).
Generally speaking, the power supply does require open airflow for sufficient cooling. However, if running the LED strips at 48 watts, the heat generated will be limited and should not be a concern for the suggested installation.
Yes. We do sell extra mounting brackets and end caps as separate items. Please see the product page below:
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