Driver Options FAQ
Why don’t other LED driver companies offer to modify their LED drivers?
We can’t speak to other companies’ product capabilities; however, AC Electronics is a mid-sized, Texas-based designer and manufacturer of LED drivers and LED modules. Our specialty is meeting the unique needs of our customers.
- At AC, our list of over 500 UL Recognized drivers is truly a starting point. This provides a solid base which can be modified and adjusted to your specific application. Making us flexible.
- AC Electronics is a USA based company. Being located in Texas, you can instantly communicate with AC, discuss what you need and together with AC come up with LED driver solutions. No matter the size of your company, AC is here to support you with your driver requirements.
- Quick turnaround. AC realizes that when you need something, you need it FAST.
What kind of modifications are possible?
A few of the most common requested modifications are:
|Form Factor/Dimensions||length, width and height can all be adjusted for a specific application|
|Shape||AC can create unique shapes, ovals, round, even open frame designs to custom fit fixtures.|
|Output Current/Output Voltage||adjust to better match with your LED’s, improve efficiency, assist with matching your configuration of series or parallel|
|Input Voltage||90V, 120-277V, 220-240V, 347V, 480V|
|Connections||side lead, bottom lead or stab in connectors, 12V Tap Wire|
|Dimming||0-10V, Triac, Bluetooth, Dim-To-Off, Step, Dali|
|Multi-Channel||2, 3, 4, 6|
|Other||multiple input/output cables, specific connectors, tap wires, other request as needed|
What are the limitations?
While about 90% of our LED drivers, constant current, constant voltage and programmable can be modified, AC cannot change the maximum power of a specific driver. We can design a new driver; however, it might take a little longer. AC will make every effort to produce what you need.
What information do you need to modify a driver to my needs?
To provide you with the best possible solution for your application, AC will need to know information such as:
- Output Voltage
- Output current
- Input Voltage
- Form factor and any limitations
- Non-Dimming or Dimming (what type)
- Estimated annual usage
When does the “four weeks” development time begin?
The development time begins when complete information has been provided and a preliminary driver specification sheet has been approved. AC will deliver up to two LED driver samples based on the approved specification sheet at no cost.
Can there be any costs involved?
90% of the time there is NO CHARGE, however, if specifications change after approval and additional modifications are needed, AC reserves the right to charge for the samples made to the revised specifications.
What does “limitations apply” mean?
Modifying AC’s LED drivers takes time and effort. Before we begin the modification process we need to have an idea of the estimated annual usage. We are here to solve your driver problems; therefore, our minimum sales quantities begin are usually much less than you would think.
If specification changes are made after initial approval, then the development time will increase accordingly.
PLEASE contact our sales representatives with any questions or to get your project underway.
AC Electronics at 1-800-375-3655 between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM CDT
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