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    New RRD-PRO Dimmer

    Does anyone know the differences between the new RRD-Pro LED+ dimmer (RA2 Select RF Maestro Phase Selectable Dimmer) vs the RRD-6NA (Phase-adaptive dimmer with neutral wire)?

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    I’m no expert but the idea of the PRO dimmers (for Maestro non-system, R2S, RR2 and HW) is that the neutral is optional if you are doing forward phase. So, if you’re walking into a retrofit job and you don’t want to find out if there are neutrals in every box, you can spec the PRO and be on your way. It also helps to be able to install one dimmer for everything, helps for stocking replacement parts etc. Don’t know anything more specific as of yet.
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    The 6NA is phase-adaptive, meaning it will try to determine the best type of control - forward phase or reverse phase. I find it guesses wrong a lot so I usually force it into the phase I want.

    The PRO is phase-selectable, meaning you have to program it for either forward or reverse phase. It also has a higher wattage rating for LED (250w vs 150w). It supports additional load types - Hi-lume 2-wire and dimmable fluorescent. It also allows you to mix LED, CFL, and incandescent (like C.L dimmers).

    FWIW, if the device has a neutral connection, use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbfs1 View Post
    Does anyone know the differences between the new RRD-Pro LED+ dimmer (RA2 Select RF Maestro Phase Selectable Dimmer) vs the RRD-6NA (Phase-adaptive dimmer with neutral wire)?
    FYI there is a new 12.2 version of the software out that includes support for this new dimmer.. So in the design phase I guess there will the an additional selection for this new dimmer. I have not downloaded it yet;).

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    New dimmer is in there. Again, why slow our production? I still have lots of jobs in the works with 6NA. 12.01 was able to pull down and set 6NA as a default. 12.2 not anymore. Have to go through extra clicks to get to 6NA. Sounds a bit winy I know. Not like I have to pull coal out of a pit for a job or boil water before I drink it. Just wonder if Lutron is listing or just on their own path.

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    awesome.

    The new RRD-6ND is intended for the RA2Select line, but should come and play with those of us using RadioRA2. List is $139.00, which is a nice price point to hit. My go to was the 10ND at $199. Still only forward phase, neutral required, but most likely covers a lot of the places I was spec'ing the 10ND. Should save a bit of money for all involved.

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