Strato Application Note # 1
Strato Signal Interface
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Strato drivers will accept various options control options to enable dimming of the output current. Thefollowing table summarizes the most common configurations along with the corresponding electricalrequirements.
Interface Circuitry Requirements / Limitations
RedBlackGreyPurple+LED-LED-Dim+ DimStratoDriverTo ACPowerSource
Resistor range of <1500 ohms toreduce output current to 10% and>100K ohms to achieve 100% current.Refer to Figure 3 for a graph of outputcurrent versus value of the resistor fora single driver.
Power supply must be capable of sinking 1 ma from each driver. If multiple drivers are to be connected toa single power supply, it must becapable of sinking 1 ma per driver.A series diode is not required toprotect the driver. If a series diode isused, it may result in increase theminimum dimming level to >10%.
RedBlackGreyPurple+LED-LED+ Dim- DimStratoDriver
0-10V dimmers are not wellcharacterized. Therefore, performancemay vary between manufacturers.As additional drivers are added to asingle dimmer, the dimming value maychange due to the increased currentinto the dimmer.Example: Lutron Nova - NFTV
Control Circuitryor Equipment
Any circuitry or equipment must becapable of sinking 1 ma from eachdriver. If multiple drivers are to beconnected to a single piece of controlequipment, it must be capable of sinking 1ma per driver.