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  • Minimum watts: 20
  • Maximum watts: 60
  • Dimmable
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60 Watt - 12 Volt - Plug-In - Electronic Transformer - Detachable Cord

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60 Watt - 12 Volt - Plug-In - Electronic Transformer - Detachable Cord

Item #PETP-60
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About our 60 Watt - 12 Volt - Plug-In - Electronic Transformer - Detachable Cord

This 60-watt 12-volt AC electronic plug-in transformer, available with a detachable cord, will power your 12-volt lighting systems.

  • 1 Model:
    Model #PETP-60 has a polarized plug on the transformer with a detachable 8ft cord
  • Uses: used to power 12-volt AC lighting systems.
  • Maximum 60 Watts of Load: 60 watts maximum of lighting load. Unlike most magnetic transformers, this electronic transformer can be used to power the maximum wattage.[Caution: Always attach the load to the transformer before connecting the transformer to power.]
  • Minimum 20 Watts of Load: unless this transformer is powering at least 20 watts of lighting load it will not work properly
  • Input: 120 volts AC, 60 Hz, 0.5 amps
  • Output:
    #PETP-60: 12 volts AC, >20 kHz, 5.0 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.]
  • Short Circuit Protection: yes with auto-reset
  • Overload Protection: yes with auto-reset
  • Dimmable: dimmable on the input side only (120V side) using a dimmer designed for an electronic low voltage transformer. [Caution: This plug-in electronic transformer is dimmable if it is plugged into one of the two sockets of a dual wall receptacle, for which only that socket is controlled by a dimmer switch. This will leave the other socket available with full power for other electrical appliances like toasters, mixers, TVs, and electric knives.]
  • Color: black
  • UL Recognized in USA
  • 1-Year Warranty: this electronic low voltage transformer carries a 1-year warranty
  • Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of 60W Electronic Low Voltage Plug-In Transformers, please call us at our toll-free number 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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Product Reviews
60 Watt - 12 Volt - Plug-In - Electronic Transformer - Detachable Cord
4.5 Stars based on 9 Review(s)
Bay Area
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Problem solved and saved a halogen desk lamp from going to the dump!
November 13, 2014
Received many responses from the question that I've asked about the compatibility of this transformer with my broken halogen lamp. Better than google search for answers!
Fast shipping!

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fixed my problem....
June 17, 2014
Product worked perfectly and enabled me to repair and save a very expensive desk lamp from the trash bin!!!!

Chicago, illinois
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect Plug-In
February 3, 2014
I purchased this to replace a factory installed unit in a glass display unit. The removable cord was very handy.
Well made.
The website should show a picture of the unit with the cord removed so the connector can be seen.

Pensacola FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Exactly what I needed
November 18, 2013
I have a designer floor lamp and tried several other suppliers to assist in a replacement for the transformer and wire without success. Pegasus had the product which was shipped immediately and the product worked.

Marty Haire
Saratoga Springs, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fit the bill
August 30, 2013
Just what I needed. Ordered and delivered quickly. Thank you.
Exactly what I ordered Delivered timely Fair price

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

May 7, 2013
I bought it to replace a unit that had burned out. The whole transaction went smoothly enough, although I thought shipping and handling was pricey.

Cumming, GA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Easy for Electrician
March 17, 2012
This simple plug in for low voltage allows the electrician to wire as usual and plug in the fixture later.

New Berlin, Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Easy to order from Pegasus
December 14, 2011
Great product. Used to replace defective indoor lighting transformer.
Simple to use. Wall plug-in transformer.

Denver, CO
1 Stars

12 volt transformer disaster
November 18, 2011
This 12 volt transformer that is supposed to produce 12 volts actually puts out about 6 volts. Pegasus refused to refund or replace. BEWARE!!! I tried to rate with zero stars but it thought I forgot to select. Had to pick one.
Merchant Response:
I spoke with this customer over the phone right after receiving this product review. Unfortunately, it seems that the transformer he received was defective since it was not outputting 12 volts. We are shipping him a replacement transformer at no charge and including an additional transformer at no charge to ensure he gets one that will work for his project. Pegasus Lighting stands behind the products that we sell and when there is an issue like this we replace defective items. Thankfully, it is a rare occurrence, but it does sometimes happen. Just a fact of life. When this customer called us originally to communicate to us that the transformer was not working to spec we could have done a better job communicating to him that we would work with him to replace the transformer. I appreciate Steve telling me about this issue and it will be resolved. Chris Johnson, VP, Pegasus Lighting
A piece of junk.

Questions & Answers
By Yung from In a dark room on November 7, 2014
My halogen light went out. Replaced the bulb and still not working. How can I test the transformer? Or should I order this one and hope that it's a bad transformer?
By John from Atlanta on November 8, 2014

Hi, I had sort of the same issue with a light fixture. Replaced the bulbs and still wouldn't work. The only thing left was the switch and the transformer. I opted for the transformer, as the do not last forever. Believe me I know. On a second one for a cell phone. The original one melted my phone.
By George from California on November 8, 2014

No test - just replace transformer.
By Ron from St Thomas, Ontario on November 8, 2014

If you only have the one lamp you would have to plug in the transformer, disconnected from your lamp, and test the output with a multimeter to verify voltage output. You also have to make sure that if you order the replacement part that your electrical connections on the cord match.
By Steve from Crownsville, MD on November 8, 2014

I had the same problem with halogen light (Ikea), with same symptoms. So I ordered this transformer but it did not solve the problem. Finally, I checked continuity from the bulb to the power wire (when detached from the power supply). Eureka, found that a wire had become un-soldered at the switch. Reconnected and it worked. Was able to return replacement power supply (not needed) to Pegasus for full refund.
By Robert from Denver, CO on November 8, 2014

I assume you replaced the bulb with the same wattage since these transformers require a certain amount of power to start up. My original transformer had two light levels based on three wires so I lost a level when I went to this two wire transformer. I also discovered that this transformer has a delay of about 5-10 seconds before the light turns on. I can't tell you how to test it since you won't measure a voltage until it senses a load. With a meter you can check the 12-Volt halogen bulb to see if it is in the .2-.3 ohm range (Radio Shack would probably do this for you, or a lighting store could test it.)
By Amy B from Placitas on November 8, 2014

I had the same problem. This transformer fixed it! I like this company. They responded to my question immediately and gave me the accurate info.
By Michael from Centennial, CO on November 8, 2014

You can check the transformer with a digital meter to make sure you are getting 12 volts out (on the secondary side). If you are getting 12 volts then the problem is in the wiring or the light fixture. If you are not getting 12 volts then it is likely a defective transformer. Make sure that you are not exceeding the 60 watt rating. Most halogens are 20 or 50 watts so add up the load (combination of the light bulb wattage) to be sure that you are at or under 60 watts. If you are over then purchase a higher wattage transformer.

By Yung from Bay Area on November 8, 2014
I just tested the continuity of the lamp, and it's around .200. Then I tested the transformer output and it gave me a big fat 0 output. So I can assume that it's a bad transformer.

My next question, the model of the bad transformer is WH-501E2C. Will this one replace it?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 8, 2014

Yes, this is a suitable replacement for your 50W 12V transformer. It can handle up to 60W and it's also 12V output.

By Robert from Denver, CO on November 8, 2014

Your lamp is obviously good. I am not sure that you can measure the transformer output without a load. Also it does have to be true RMS meter for an accurate voltage. Are you sure that your connections are good through the lamp? A continuity check would affirm that. That said, I would think that this transformer should work just fine with your lamp. 50 watts max light.
By John from Atlanta on November 8, 2014

My best guesstimate would be yes as long as it is the correct wattage for your lamp.
By Michael from Centennial, CO on November 8, 2014

It will replace what you had.
You do want to verify your total wattage of your lights to make sure that you are not over 60 watts or you will be replacing the new one in a while too. Count your bulbs multiply the wattage of each to get your total. If its 60 or under you are fine. If its over then purchase a transformer that has more wattage than your total.
By Miles from USA on November 10, 2014

I presume you read the following in the product description and you are using an RMS voltmeter to test. "Caution: a standard AC voltmeter cannot measure the output of a high frequency electronic transformer; instead, a special "true RMS" voltmeter must be used.."

My inexpensive voltmeter reads 0 when testing, however when I put a lamp load into the circuit all is good.

I was ready to pack mine up and return, too. I suggest you test it with a known working halogen bulb, before you go to the trouble to return.

By Chad from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada on August 1, 2012
I am looking for a transformer such as this for my existing deck light system that I have recently added a few lights to and exceeded the capacity of my existing transformer. I have a photocell already so this transformer would fit the bill for what I need. The only question I have is if this transformer will work with an LED lighting system. I see in the description that it works with halogen and xenon lights however it does not mention LED. Please let me know, thank you.
By Chris at Pegasus Lighting on August 2, 2012


This transformer is not designed to work with LEDs. You probably need an LED driver, but you should contact the manufacturer of LED deck lights to determine the appropriate power supply necessary for your system.

By Dave from Philadelphia, PA on December 22, 2012
Can this be used for an outdoor lighting system if it is plugged into a covered GFI outlet?

By Tom from Pegasus Lighting on December 24, 2012


This 60W 12V Electronic Plug-In Transformer is intended to be used indoors. Will it work outdoors? Probably for awhile but it should NOT be used outdoors. Electrical products that are intended to be used outdoors are manufactured to much different standards and specifications. They must be engineered and designed to take into account constant changes in their environment such as dust, dew, frost, driving rain, small animals, prolonged rain, possible submersion in water, snow, ice, etc. Pegasus Lighting is, of course, taking a safe, conservative approach to your using electricity outdoors. We would encourage you to consult with an experienced licensed electrician in your area as well.

By Dion from Vancouver, BC, Canada on July 2, 2014
How do you know which wire is which or does it not matter?
They aren't labeled and no wiring instructions included.
I am using it to replace a failed transformer on a halogen lamp.

By Ila from Pegasus Lighting on July 3, 2014

The wires are not polarized, so it would not matter. Just connect each group of wires directly to the fixture wire(s).
By Robert from Fox Point, WI on July 4, 2014

It doesn't matter. Either of the transformer wires can be connected to either of the lamp wires.

By William from Louisville, KY on April 30, 2013
How many leads are enclosed in the detachable cable? I'm looking to replace a Wang WH-501EC transformer that has a three pin connector that attaches the wire to the transformer.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on May 1, 2013

There are 2 leads in the cord.
By Robert from Denver, CO on December 26, 2013

The Wang 501 EC has 3 wires, one as an 8.3 v output for lower intensity (30 watts,) one for 12 volts for the 60 watt connection and a third for the common. The switch on your lamp probably has 3 positions - an off, a low light and a high light position. The Wang wh-601 will only output 12v and has only 2 leads. You may be able to only use the high light output with the wh-601. I don't know why there are three leads on the plug as the wh-601 has no connection for the third plug.

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