I’m interested in these Bridgelux LED strips: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/bridgelux/BXEB-L1120Z-35E4000-C-B3/976-1732-ND/7907661
In choosing the correct driver I’m not understanding nominal current and max current.
states that the nominal current is 700 mA and typical voltage is 38.3 v. It also lists max current 1400 mA and min and max voltage of 35.6v to 41v. The data sheet also shows some performance charts that suggest running at max current will give max lux %. Obviously at higher heat which reduced both voltage and luminous flux, and I have no idea how much heat would be produced at max current.
The driver I’m looking at is a Constant Current, Voltage, and voltage of 24 - 48 and max current of 10A. and power 480w
I want to wire 10 of these together in parallel, typical voltage would be 38.3 and current would be 7 Amps. My question is what is the max current rating about? 10 of this in parallel would have a max current of 14A, which is outside of the drivers range, is that in issue? Can these LEDs be run at max current continuously (certainly not with this specific driver). If so what are the negative effects of doing so.
Also, this driver allows for 480w, yet my configuration only runs at 7A * 38.3 = 268.1. Would it be better to run these with a lower wattage driver?