Difference between VMB1DM and VMBDME : price and power only?

bad surprise for me today… I’ve taken my last order to my favorite reseller and VMB1DM have been change with WMBDME.
Problem : VMBDME has less power control (200W) rather VMB1DM (300W). :angry:

I would to have more information… :unamused:


The VMB1DM is from now on only available from electronic transformers as VMB1DME.
We will release a new dimmer, VMB1DMI for standard and inductive loads.
max load will be more than 300W !!

Will the old problems been solved with those new dimmers (cfr. forum.velleman.eu/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5060&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a) because I still have 8 dimmers wich give me a light show every day at every hour (morning and evening)?

ps: I don’t know how the zero crossing of the old dimmers is detected, but at the following site there"s a nice solution to the problem (prosje.be/Projects/HysteresisToevoegen.html), maybe the old dimmers could be modified with this?

I think, this solution will only maybe help for clocks.
We hope also that the circuit is improved but we can’t simulate this here.