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Control AC bulb with Arduino AC Dimmer

Control AC bulb with Arduino AC Dimmer

This this video shows how to use AC Light dimmer to control AC bulb using AC dimmer and Arduino.
I opened the sketch File->Examples->RBDdimmer->SerialMonitorDim where you can control the light from command line of Serial Monitor but due to issue explained in the video, it doesn't work properly and code needed to be modefied. It might work in region with 50Hz which I have not tesed.

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 *  RobotDyn AC Light Dimmer
 *  
 *  Control AC bulb using Arduino and AC Light dimmer module with Triac BTA16 600B
 *  
 *  Code modefied by Ahmad Shamshiri on Friday Oct 25, 2019, in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 *  
 * Watch video instruction for this code :https://youtu.be/zJQf6bNodhE
 * 
 * Original code can be obtained from: https://github.com/RobotDynOfficial/RBDDimmer
 * 
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#include <RBDdimmer.h>//

//#define USE_SERIAL  SerialUSB //Serial for boards whith USB serial port
#define USE_SERIAL  Serial
#define outputPin  12 
#define zerocross  5 // for boards with CHANGEBLE input pins
#define potPin A0 // define the input pin for potentiometer

/// fix potentiometer issue
const int potMin = 70;// watch video (link above) for details
const int potMax = 804;// watch video (link above) for details
int potValue;// watch video (link above) for details

//dimmerLamp dimmer(outputPin, zerocross); //initialase port for dimmer for ESP8266, ESP32, Arduino due boards
dimmerLamp dimmer(outputPin); //initialase port for dimmer for MEGA, Leonardo, UNO, Arduino M0, Arduino Zero

int outVal = 0;

void setup() {
  USE_SERIAL.begin(9600);
  dimmer.begin(NORMAL_MODE, ON); //dimmer initialisation: name.begin(MODE, STATE) 
}

void loop() 
{
  potValue =analogRead(potPin);// read potentiometer

 correctValue(); 
  // watch video (link above) for details
  outVal = map(potValue, 22, 1023, 100, 0); // analogRead(analog_pin), min_analog, max_analog, 100%, 0%);
  USE_SERIAL.print("potValue:"); 
  USE_SERIAL.print(potValue);
  USE_SERIAL.print(" ");     
  USE_SERIAL.print(outVal); 
  USE_SERIAL.println("%");   
  dimmer.setPower(outVal); // name.setPower(0%-100%)
}

/*
 * correctValue()
 * Corrects the value for AC dimmer module
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on Oct 25, 2019
 * watch my Robojax YouTube video vor details
 * www.Robojax.com
 */
void correctValue()
{
   if(potValue <potMin)
  {
    potValue =potMin;
  }
  if(potValue >potMax)
  {
    potValue =potMax;
  }   
}//correctValue() end

   

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