Need Help On Digikey Site

MustGro

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So I'm ordering a couple of Meanwell drivers from DigiKey in Canada. Here's the drivers

And the DigiKey site

The Meanwells will need a power cord and do you think I can find them? I'm looking for something like this. I think it's called a "gland" style but I couldn't find it under that either. I'm in Canada on 120 volt.
 

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Orb

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Should find them searching 'IP68 3 pole inline waterproof connector/cable joint'
For the cable and plug search 'Canadian plug to bare ends' and you should hopefully be able to pick a length of cable with the plug attached, just select the right gauge and fuse for your application
 

Orb

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Under circular connectors - accessories

Power leads with plug here

Hope that helps
 

1212ham

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So I'm ordering a couple of Meanwell drivers from DigiKey in Canada. Here's the drivers

And the DigiKey site

The Meanwells will need a power cord and do you think I can find them? I'm looking for something like this. I think it's called a "gland" style but I couldn't find it under that either. I'm in Canada on 120 volt.
Many use an extension cord or the cord from an old PC or other appliance, the cord is often the only thing I save.
 

MidnightSun72

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So I'm ordering a couple of Meanwell drivers from DigiKey in Canada. Here's the drivers

And the DigiKey site

The Meanwells will need a power cord and do you think I can find them? I'm looking for something like this. I think it's called a "gland" style but I couldn't find it under that either. I'm in Canada on 120 volt.
Hey just an FYI Digi-Key will price match if you use their chat thing.

could try matching TRC they have it cheaper by 20-30. Still buy from Digi-Key though lightening fast shipping no customs charges at all yet. Arrow I get customs every time.
 

MustGro

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I recommend getting a driver that's dimmable
I have 4 AB Meanwells now and they have the potentiometer and the Lo port. Got one B series and there's no ports on it, just the potentiometer. I'm planning on setting the wattage to 70-80% and leaving it there. I think I'd prefer the A series for that. Just pop off the Lo port and use my kill-a-watt to set the wattage. Not a big deal to me if I have to adjust it a few times a year with the port.
I'm not an expert on Meanwell's though; do you agree with that? I'm not wrong am I?
I used to have a bookmark to a meanwell guide on this site but I can't find the miserable thing.
 

MustGro

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Many use an extension cord or the cord from an old PC or other appliance, the cord is often the only thing I save.
You know that's a good idea. I have some old PC and digital HPS cords. Just cut off the end and use a gland to join them. Thanks.
 

1212ham

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I have 4 AB Meanwells now and they have the potentiometer and the Lo port. Got one B series and there's no ports on it, just the potentiometer. I'm planning on setting the wattage to 70-80% and leaving it there. I think I'd prefer the A series for that. Just pop off the Lo port and use my kill-a-watt to set the wattage. Not a big deal to me if I have to adjust it a few times a year with the port.
I'm not an expert on Meanwell's though; do you agree with that? I'm not wrong am I?
I used to have a bookmark to a meanwell guide on this site but I can't find the miserable thing.
A's have internal adjustments, B's are external and AB have both. For specific info, do a search with the model number and the word datasheet. I don't know about a guide, but here's a catalog....

 
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MustGro

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Found this on page 55 of your link @1212ham :

Blank-Type: IP67 rated. Cable for I/O connection(For harsh environment)
A-Type: IP65 rated. Io and Vo adjustable through built-in potentiometer
B-Type: IP67 rated. 3 in 1 dimming function (1~10Vdc, 10V PWM signal and resistance)
AB-Type: IP65 rated. Io adjustable and Vo (except for HLG-80H) through built-in potentiometer & 3 in 1 dimming function

Not sure on the 3 in 1 dimming so https://www.power-supplies-australia.com.au/blog/what-mean-well-3-1-dimming

Guides here https://www.ledsupply.com/blog/meanwell-power-supply-guide/
https://www.waveformlighting.com/tech/how-do-meanwell-hlg-led-power-supplies-work

I'm pretty sure the A series will be good for me. I don't plan on turning them up or down a lot but I do need to dim them down to 80% or so.
Thanks for the input!
 
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