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Old 10-11-2010, 03:03 PM
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I just got my led kit from rapidled.com. I'm trying to figure out how to hook the power cord to the driver. The driver has inputs labeled ACN (blue) and ACL (brown). The power cord has green, black, and white wires. I know the green is the ground and not used. I've looked on the internet and I've seen two different wiring combinations. Which is correct? If black is normally the hot wire, it should be black to brown and white to blue, right?

The driver is a meanwell LPC-35-700
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Without looking at the manual I would guess ACN is Neutral (White) and ACL is Line (Black). There should be a terminal or ground screw for the GND (grren)
I would read the manual or ask customer support if the manual isn't clear.
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Without looking at the manual I would guess ACN is Neutral (White) and ACL is Line (Black). There should be a terminal or ground screw for the GND (grren)
I would read the manual or ask customer support if the manual isn't clear.
you are correct. acn is white, acl is black, i snipped the green wire from mine, there was not place to ground it in a plastic case.
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You can hook them up either way it wont make a difference and like said above just cut the green wire ( Ground) off.
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Yes it does make a difference. AC still has a voltage polarity. Remember, AC stands for Alternating Current. While some devices may not complain too much from having the polarity backwards, things like a driver like this will.
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Good to know i guess i got lucky then because i have 5 drivers and just hooked them all up without paying attention because i was told it didnt matter better fix them before i cause some damage.
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