Low voltage transformer hook up


You must understand the effect known as "cable voltage drop". The longer the cable run is and the more lights that are connected to it, the more the voltage falls in the cable. If you start with 12-volts from a transformer, there is a limit to how far you can go and to how many lights can be connected to one cable.

After you set up the transformer, plan the layout. Depending on the style of the light, you can assemble it and press it into the ground or drive the base into the ground and screw the light onto the base. Some lights have adjustable shades that help you direct the light onto specific areas. Connect the light by clamping the wires to the power cable. Turn on the power to check the electrical connections, and make the final adjustments at night. Although most lights must be assembled, it's easy to put them together. Start by running the wires from the light assembly through the riser base and attach the stake. Insert the light bulb, then attach the lens and cover.


Low voltage transformer hook up

Low voltage transformer hook up