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  • AlexanderO42 commented on fred27's instructable Control ANY Light With Philips Hue7 months ago
    Control ANY Light With Philips Hue

    So I finally got it to work. What I did was very similar to William-George, but I used a different point on the board to drive to SSR. What I did was I ran a wire from this point shown in the photo to the base pin of a BC107B transistor with a 10K ohm resistor. Then connected the emitter pin of the transistor to the negative 5v source that is powering the board. Then I connected the collector pin to the negative terminal of the SSR. Last to complete the circuit I connected the positive terminal of the SSR to the positive 5V source that is powering the board. And it works! I am not an electrical engineer so I probably did something wrong but it is working. Only thing I noticed was when the board is in a off state I have an inverted voltage of 2.3 volts on the SSR. In the on state the SSR...

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    So I finally got it to work. What I did was very similar to William-George, but I used a different point on the board to drive to SSR. What I did was I ran a wire from this point shown in the photo to the base pin of a BC107B transistor with a 10K ohm resistor. Then connected the emitter pin of the transistor to the negative 5v source that is powering the board. Then I connected the collector pin to the negative terminal of the SSR. Last to complete the circuit I connected the positive terminal of the SSR to the positive 5V source that is powering the board. And it works! I am not an electrical engineer so I probably did something wrong but it is working. Only thing I noticed was when the board is in a off state I have an inverted voltage of 2.3 volts on the SSR. In the on state the SSR get 5V which triggers the relay and everything works. So to hopefully solve this inverted voltage I am going to add a diode and see if it fixes this. But best of luck guys!

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  • AlexanderO42 commented on fred27's instructable Control ANY Light With Philips Hue8 months ago
    Control ANY Light With Philips Hue

    So I figured out where to get on/off on the board, but when I connect it to a ssr it drops the voltage to 1.96 volts which isn’t enough to trigger the relay so I need a way to boost the voltage any suggestions?

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