Wiring 0-10 volt on plug in fixture.

mikeames

Senior Member
Location
Germantown MD
Occupation
Teacher - Master Electrician - 2017 NEC
0-10v has been discussed before but no consistent solutions.
How do you connect the 0-10v portion with a fixture like this? It plugs in, but if this goes in a garage and is to be dimmed how is that connection done properly. I know how to wire it electrically but the 18awg 0-10v volt conductors connect how???? Drill a hole in the plate and feed the conductors from the fixture into the box. Seems like a hack. The cable used for the branch circuit is "Duo Cable" Seems like the industry is behind a bit with products.



Duo Cable
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
Seems pointless to use cord and plug unless you either use a 5 wire cord and plug or two separate cord and plugs.

If not planning to dim then three wire cord and plug is still ok.
 

hillbilly1

Senior Member
Location
Atlanta,Ga
0-10v has been discussed before but no consistent solutions.
How do you connect the 0-10v portion with a fixture like this? It plugs in, but if this goes in a garage and is to be dimmed how is that connection done properly. I know how to wire it electrically but the 18awg 0-10v volt conductors connect how???? Drill a hole in the plate and feed the conductors from the fixture into the box. Seems like a hack. The cable used for the branch circuit is "Duo Cable" Seems like the industry is behind a bit with products.



Duo Cable
Didn’t know they made Romex with the dim wire in it, I bet it’s pricey! But then on a house that would use that type of fixture, they could afford it!
 

hbiss

EC, Westchester, New York NEC: 2014
Location
Hawthorne, New York NEC: 2014
Occupation
EC
Seems pointless to use cord and plug unless you either use a 5 wire cord and plug or two separate cord and plugs.
Seems like the industry is behind a bit with products.
I agree too. There is no reason they couldn't come up with a Molex design (pigtail or plate with the connector next to the power receptacle) and standardize on it.

As was suggested, I would just bring the LV out, Ty-Rap it to the line cord and wire nut it to the fixture tail.

-Hal
 

winnie

Senior Member
Location
Springfield, MA, USA
Occupation
Electric motor research
DC barrel connectors are available that fit into 'keystone' jacks, and standard wallplates are available to accept such jacks. Finally if necessary you can get boxes with dividers to separate HV and LV.

Or something like this with a suitable 'keystone' jack:


-Jon
 

mikeames

Senior Member
Location
Germantown MD
Occupation
Teacher - Master Electrician - 2017 NEC
DC barrel connectors are available that fit into 'keystone' jacks, and standard wallplates are available to accept such jacks. Finally if necessary you can get boxes with dividers to separate HV and LV.

Or something like this with a suitable 'keystone' jack:


-Jon
I found those but they use Hubbells Special box so the top-bottom divider will go in. They are real pricy.
 
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