...and there is nothing wrong with parallel. Unless dedicated circuits are used, house lights and receptacles are wired in parallel:
black: ---gold screw---gold screw---gold screw
white: ---whit screw---whit screw---whit screw
As drawn and as later described with the bulbs being fully-lit, the OP had the bulb/s and the amp in parallel...and either would have still worked even if the other had been removed from the circuit. With things in series (such as decorative lighting 50+ years ago), all fixtures must be connected and working properly for any to work at all. I remember watching a guy with a used car lot in the '50s taking a step ladder out and checking bulbs one-by-one until he had found the culprit in the string so he could get them all working again.
It looks like the red is Hot, the dimmer output.
The bulb should be on the Hot , not the neutral (for safety) that appears to be Black in the drawing.
You can just use a old lamp for the socket.
I would almost bet the dimmer will not work for a 60hz transformer without something getting Hot.
And it wont be just the Lightbulb that is getting hot. But the lightbulb will provide some protection.
Without the lightbulb in series then expect colored smoke and that nice smell that colored smoke has.
I bought a nice toy recently; the Irrigation Caddy sprinkler control. I love it, but it came with one of those smelly wall warts. I wrote a review on it at Ama zon dot com the other day
You cannot draw white wire on a white background... ;)Quote:
what a bout the red by the way, lol?
I have used a roll of wire to get voltage drop, for testing. Lightbulbs are great also.
Works good if you don't have a high power resistor available.
LED bulbs don't work so well. Was that a LED Lightbulb. lol
Red is not a good color to use for Neutral, Grey or Blue may have been better.
I thought it was DC wiring for a moment.
A fuse was not shown, but should be in line also, or you should not be playing with Dr. Watts On.
My tool is old. No rust on it, and it works real well. Polishing it every so often keeps it nice and shiny.
Just bought a new compression tool for coax cable fittings. Trying to get back to topic.
Now we are WAY off topic.