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Will a Source Four Revolution Fixture Operate On Dimmer?

The answer is yes, with certain caveats.  No matter what type of dimmer you are using, you must set the dimmer to not regulate the sine wave on the circuit that is providing power to the Revolution. 

The Revolution must have a non-regulated sine wave to function correctly within a voltage range of 90-240 Volts.  As all dimmers will regulate the sine wave, unless programmed within the rack's control processor to not modify the sine wave.  To Use a D20, it would need to be set in switched mode at the CEM.  An R20 or CC20 module are also recommended applications to avoid powering the Revolution with a regulated sine wave. 

See Also:

How to Change Firing Mode of a Dimmer to Switched on Sensor (CEM) Classic

How to Change Firing Mode of a Dimmer on CEM+ 

Non-Dim vs Switched Mode - Regulated vs Unregulated 

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