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Hi everyone! I am a bit confused about the Fibaro Bypass. Currently I run ~15x Fibaro Dimmer 2 in my appartment, and overall they seem to work well.. Right now I only have 1 Fibaro Bypass installed, and I am confused, cause reading the instructions, it feels as though I should need more of them.. ?
The loads I connect are a mix of types.
Dim low (0-50W)
Reading the manual, the Fibaro Dimmer should only operate 50+ W without bypass. That said, I have tried to run with and without Bypass, and I notice no difference in how low I can get with the dimming..
Does anyone really notice a difference in how low you can dim using a bypass, and then connected to what?..
I did run into some problems with the Dimmer connected to 24V-LED Strip setup to report "voltage drops" and my suspicion there was that it was because it had no N connected to the dimmer itself. In that situation I connected a Bypass, and it seems those voltage drops went away.
Fluctuating Light Intensity
The only issues I've really had are with are the E14 LED bulbs and also with the Downlight Spotlights in the bathroom.
When I dim them low, they have a tendency to "fluctuate" a bit in intensity, which can be annoying.. It seem to only occur when it's dimmed to the lower % and my solution has been to increase "minimum" for the Dimmer. That said, I'd love to be able to dim lower with a "solid" intensity.
Can someone explain a bit more WHY and WHEN a Bypass should be used?..
To me there seems to be 2 situations
When you don't have a N in your wall, using a Bypass helps feed the dimmer with current "backwards" through the Load?
If you want to run super low energy LED bulbs that can't be properly turned off because of the super low current always flowing through the Load?
(That said, if you have N connected to the dimmer, the above shouldn't happen?)
Would love to have some elaboration here. I think the manual to the Fibaro Bypass and general information about it could be very much more detailed to help consumers decide whether to use one or not..
(Perhaps it could even be integrated into the calibration procedure of Home Center with some questions helping to figure out when you configure a new device whether you should connect a Bypass or not)
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