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Re: Using a capacitor to reduce voltage fluctuations cause LED strip to flicker
Most ferrites start to attenuate above 10 Mhz so I doubt putting one in will do much good unless the dimmer is messing with your VHF. Sticking a cap across the output of the dimmer might do so good. I'd start with a cap around 120 micro-farads or so with a working voltage of 25 volts DC. Hook the plus side of the dimmer output to the plus of the cap. If you get it wron the cap will get kinda bulgy, warm then the smoke will come out. Also you want to get a low ESR cap. ESR stands for equivalent series resistance. Current goes in and out of the cap. The cap has resisance so heat is generated. The lower the ESR the less heat. Might try this one from DigiKey B41890A5127M-ND .
While you are at DigiKey might as well pick up some inductors maybe this one
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