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 ====== How to add dimming functionality to a solar lighting system ====== ====== How to add dimming functionality to a solar lighting system ======
  
-===== Cable requirements ​=====+===== Benefits of dimming ​=====
  
-Use the VE.Direct TX digital output cable ASS030550500 (previously called PWM light dimming cable) which is used together with the MPPT 75/10, 75/15 or 100/15. 
- 
-  * 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.+  
 + ===== Cable required for dimming =====
  
-The TX cable connects the TX pin on the VE.Direct ​connector of a MPPT 75/15 or 100/​15 ​to the PWM +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.
-light dimming input of a LED driver.+
  
 +  * This cable is intended for solar lighting applications (more applications may follow later).
 +  * 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.
 +{{ :​drafts:​ve-direct-tx-digital-output-cable.png?​nolink&​400 |}}
 +===== Firmware and software requirements =====
  
-===== Software ​and firmware ​requirements =====+  * The MPPT solar charge controller must have firmware version V1.15 or higher. 
 +  * 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]] 
 +  * A [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​ve-direct-to-usb-interface|VE.Direct to USB interface]] (ASS030530000) is needed to connect the MPPT controller to a computer. 
 +  * To configure the MPPT controller, download [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​support-and-downloads/​software#​victronconnect-app|VictronConnect]].
  
-The MPPT solar charge controller must have software version V1.15 or higher. An MPPT with an older +===== Tested LED drivers =====
-version can be upgraded with VE Power Setup which can be downloaded from our website: +
-[[http://​www.victronenergy.com/​feeds/​ve-power-setup/​windows/​VEPowerSetupInstaller.exe]]+
  
-The latest firmware can be requested from [[service@victronenergy.com]] 
- 
-A [[VE.Direct to USB interface]] (ASS030530000) is needed to connect to the MPPT controller to the 
-computer. 
- 
-To configure the MPPT controller, download ‘mpptprefs’:​ 
-http://​www.victronenergy.com/​Executables/​mppt_vedirect_tools/​mpptprefs.zip 
-Please see: http://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ve.direct:​mpptprefs for the programming options. 
 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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