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2021-08-01

What is CC and CV in power supply?

What is CC and CV in power supply?

CV indicates the power supply is operating in Constant Voltage mode. The supply operates in Constant Voltage mode if the load does not require more current than the channel current limit. CC indicates the power supply is operating in Constant Current mode.

Do LED lights run on AC or DC?

LEDs consume DC current to produce light; with AC current the LED will only be lit when current flow is in the proper direction. AC applied to an LED will cause it to blink on and off, and at high frequency the LED will appear to be lit continuously.

What causes led drivers to fail?

When an LED stops operating before the end of its rated lifetime, it can usually be saved if the driver is replaced. Drivers often fail prematurely due to high internal operating temperatures. Battery-like components called electrolytic capacitors are typically the cause of death.

How do I know if my LED drivers are bad?

LED drivers rectify higher voltage alternating current to low voltage. If you have a good LED and a bad operating LED driver your high bay LED Lights won’t be functional for long. Most LED failures are not from the LED, but from the driver. Usually the circuits burn out and fail.