Description of 60-Watt 12-Volt Electronic Low Voltage Transformer, Low Wattage Start
This 60-watt 12-volt electronic low voltage transformer from Lightech can handle loads as low as 2.5 watts, so lower wattage bulbs can be used. Its safety features include electronic internal resettable protection, auto thermal regulation, auto thermal cut-off, and short circuit protection.
- Uses: used to power 12-volt halogen or 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 60 Watts of Load: 60 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 Load: this transformer features a low wattage start allowing a minimum load down to 2.5 watts. Unless this transformer is powering at least 2.5 watts of lighting load it will not work properly.
- Input: 120 volts AC, 60 Hz, 0.52 amps
- Input Wires: one black and one white 18AWG wire
- Output: 11.7 volts AC, 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 Wires: two blue 14AWG wires
- High Voltage: high temperature wire rating
- Dimensions: 1.3in(H) x 0.79in(W) x 2in(L)
- Casing: cast aluminum
- Dimmable: dimmable using a dimmer designed for an electronic transformer. Please see the Accessories tab to purchase a compatible dimmer. 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.]
- Power Factor: 0.95
- Electronic Internal Resettable Protection
- Auto Thermal Regulation: yes, automatically acts as overload protection
- Auto Thermal Cut-Off: yes, auto-reset at 125°C. Begins dimming the lamp load proportional to the rise on case temperature above 80°C.
- Short Circuit Protection
- Maximum Case Temperature: 90°C
- Dry Location Use Only
- Color: silver
- UL Recognized in the USA & Canada
- Brand: Lightech
- 3-Year Warranty
- Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of 60W 12V Electronic 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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By David from Denver, CO on March 23, 2013
Do the hard-wired 120V connections for this transformer need to be inside a junction box like some of your other transformers, and do the 18 AWG wires get spliced with wire nuts directly to the 120V electrical line?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 25, 2013
Generally a hardwire transformer needs to be installed in a junction box in order to safely store all of the wire connections.
I would suggest consulting an electrician who is knowledgeable of local codes to help you determine if this is required.
Yes, the wires from the input side can be wired to power using wire nuts.
By Steve from Rhinebeck, NY on March 28, 2013
Can this transformer be used with LED light strips?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 28, 2013
It's unlikely that this transformer will work with your LED light strips.
Generally LED light strip requires a constant voltage driver NOT a transformer.
I would recommend checking with the manufacturer for the exact type of power supply needed.
60-Watt 12-Volt Electronic Low Voltage Transformer, Low Wattage Start
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Better than the original.
May 14, 2013
Better than the original I replaced. Small and good price too.