Just a note: Dating way back, I had an issue with a Lutron MALV-600 not recognizing a 300W toroidal transformer with dimming coil. Lutron suggested I install a 10W 1.5Kohm power resistor across the dimmer load (between switchleg and neutral). It didnt work (they ended up sending me a RA neutral dimmer, which did work) but I had bought a few so I kept them on hand. They can be ganged in parallel to get up to 50W of resistive load. They get hot so this must be considered (I usually install then closer to the load in a metal box away from any wire connections). I have used these for everything from dealing with an electronic dimmer that doesn't like it's load, to tricking a dimmer into seeing an electronic transformer it doesn't like. It does the same thing as a light bulb without worrying about it burning out. Just a trick. It recently saved an LED installation with a magnetic LED driver that the SPLV-600 dimmer didn't like. The single resistor made it work perfectly.
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1/28/12 at 2:13pm