Description of our 300-Watt 12-Volt Electronic Enclosed Low Voltage Transformer, Lightech
This 300-watt low voltage enclosed electronic transformer will power your 12-volt halogen or xenon lighting systems. Electronic transformers are generally smaller, lighter, quieter, and cooler than magnetic transformers.
Uses: used to power 12-volt halogen or 12-volt xenon lighting systems [Caution: Not recommended for low voltage cable lighting systems that use cables suspended between walls to support and power decorative low voltage light fixtures hanging from the cables.]
Maximum 300 Watts of Load: 300 watts maximum of lighting load. Unlike most magnetic transformers, these electronic transformers can be used to power the maximum wattage. [Caution: Always attach the load to the transformer before connecting the transformer to power.]
Minimum 50 Watts of Load: unless this transformer is powering at least 50 watts of lighting load it will not work properly
Input: 120 volts AC, 60 Hz, 2.5 amps
Input Leads: one 6-inch 18 AWG white wire (neutral) and one 6-inch 18 AWG black wire (hot)
Output: 11.7 volts AC, 25.5 amps [Caution: a standard AC voltmeter cannot measure the output of a high frequency electronic transformer; instead, a special "true RMS" voltmeter must be used.]
Output Leads: two 6-inch 12 AWG blue wires [Suggestion: Use a terminal block for each connection in the 12V output circuit and make certain that these connections are very tight and secure. Also, be sure that the gauge of the electrical wire used in the output circuit is not less than 12 AWG.]
Ground Lead: one 6-inch 18 AWG green wire
Steel Enclosure: outside enclosure around transformer is made of steel, perfect for storing electrical connections; inside casing of transformer is made of aluminum
Installation: the transformer and all of the hardwired electrical splices (connections) can be stored in the included metal enclosure
Power Cord Available: 8-foot power cord with 3-prong plug and cable connector is available for converting this transformer to a plug-in model. See Accessories tab to purchase.
Dimensions: 1-7/16in(H) x 1-5/8in(W) x 9-3/8in(L)
Weight: 1.48 lbs
Dimmable: fully dimmable using a dimmer designed for an electronic transformer. An electronic transformer can sometimes work with a standard incandescent dimmer. However, to ensure that your lighting system works effectively with the greatest dimming range we recommend that you use a dimmer that was specifically designed to control an electronic low voltage transformer. Additionally, using this type of dimmer will diminish the possibility of an audible hum when the dimmer is used – especially at low light levels. [Caution: dimmer should always be connected to the input side, 120V side, of a transformer.]
Short Circuit Protection: yes with auto-reset
Overload Protection: yes with auto-reset
Thermal Shutdown Protection: yes with auto-reset
UL Listed: UL Listed in USA and Canada
3-Year Warranty: this electronic low voltage transformer carries a 3-year warranty
Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of 300W 12V AC Electronic Enclosed Low Voltage Transformers, please call us at our toll-free number, 800.392.4818, or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.
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300-Watt 12-Volt Electronic Enclosed Low Voltage Transformer with Ground
3 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
I would recommend this item to a friend.
February 24, 2012
Unit is installed and operating properly. Only been in use for a week so longevity cannot be attested to. Knock-outs for wiring were a little difficult to remove without bending the case. Case metal could have been a little stronger. But ... working as expected & arrived promptly.