Power Strip w/ Dimmer?


Old 03-15-07, 07:55 AM
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Power Strip w/ Dimmer?

Anyone know if they make power strips with built-in dimmers? I would assume that power surge strips wouldn't, but what about a plain old power strip?
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Old 03-15-07, 07:58 AM
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A power strip with a built-in dimmer would not be a good idea for most applications, and would probably not be a good seller. The only thing really safe to dim is an incandescent light, and it's not often that you plug a bunch of incandescent lamps into one power strip. They do make such dimmers for a single outlet into which to plug a single lamp.

Tell us more about what you want one for, and maybe we can find an alternative solution. If necessary, you could always put a dimmer upstream from the power strip to achieve the same thing.
Old 03-15-07, 09:01 AM
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The Code prohibits dimmers from controlling standard receptacles.
Old 03-16-07, 12:20 PM
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I'm using several large electroluminescent light panels to backlight an piece of art and each panel will be plugged into a power strip. The piece will need to be transported from my home to a public display and then to Sotheby's, so I'm looking for a dimmer that will be transportable with the whole unit. Any ideas?

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