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-How to add dimming functionality to a solar lighting system +====== How to add dimming functionality to a solar lighting system ====== 
-VE.Direct TX digital output cable ASS030550500 (previously called PWM light dimming cable) + 
-To be used together with the MPPT 75/10, 75/15 or 100/15. +===== Benefits of dimming ===== 
-This cable is intended for solar lighting applications (more applications may follow later). + 
-Energy consumption can be substantially reduced by light-dimming when appropriate. +  * Energy consumption can be substantially reduced by light-dimming when appropriate. 
-Lower energy consumption will reduce overall system cost, and increase light availability even when +  * Lower energy consumption will reduce overall system cost, and increase light availability even when the battery has only been partially charged due to bad weather. 
-the battery has only been partly charged due to bad weather. +  
-The TX cable connects the TX pin on the VE.Direct connector of MPPT 75/15 or 100/15 to the PWM + ===== Cable required for dimming ===== 
-light dimming input of a LED driver. + 
-The MPPT solar charge controller must have software version V1.15 or higher. MPPT with an older +Use the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve.direct-tx-digital-output-cable|VE.Direct TX digital output cable]] ASS030550500 (previously called PWM light dimming cable) which can then be used together with an MPPT 75/10, 75/15 or 100/15. 
-version can be upgraded with VE Power Setup. The software can be downloaded from our website. + 
-http://www.victronenergy.com/feeds/ve-power-setup/windows/VEPowerSetupInstaller.exe +  * This cable is intended for solar lighting applications (more applications may follow later). 
-The latest firmware can be requested from service@victronenergy.com +  The TX cable connects the TX pin on the VE.Direct connector of an MPPT 75/15 or 100/15 to the PWM light dimming input of a LED driver. 
-A VE.Direct to USB interface (ASS030530000) is needed to connect to the MPPT controller to the +{{ :drafts:ve-direct-tx-digital-output-cable.png?nolink&400 |}} 
-computer. +===== Firmware and software requirements ===== 
-To configure the MPPT controller, download ‘mpptprefs’: + 
-http://www.victronenergy.com/Executables/mppt_vedirect_tools/mpptprefs.zip +  * The MPPT solar charge controller must have firmware version V1.15 or higher. 
-Please see: http://www.victronenergy.com/live/ve.direct:mpptprefs for the programming options.+  * An MPPT with an older version can be upgraded with [[https://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/software#ve-power-setup|VE Power Setup]]
 +  The latest firmware can be requested from [[service@victronenergy.com]] 
 +  [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-to-usb-interface|VE.Direct to USB interface]] (ASS030530000) is needed to connect the MPPT controller to computer. 
 +  To configure the MPPT controller, download [[https://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/software#victronconnect-app|VictronConnect]]
 + 
 +===== Tested LED drivers ===== 
 The dimming function has been tested The dimming function has been tested
 with the following LED drivers: with the following LED drivers:
-RECOM RBD-12 +  * RECOM RBD-12 
-Glacial Power GP-LD7048-0B +  Glacial Power GP-LD7048-0B 
-Glacial Power GP-LD3548-0B +  Glacial Power GP-LD3548-0B 
-MEAN WELL LDH-45+  MEAN WELL LDH-45 
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