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60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Hatch

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60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Hatch

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About our 60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Hatch
Description

This 60-watt 12-volt AC electronic transformer, backed by a 3-year warranty, will power your 12-volt lighting systems.

  • 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.
  • Minimum 5 Watts of Load: unless this transformer is powering at least 5 watts of lighting load it will not work properly
  • Minimum 20 Watts of Load With a Dimmer: if this transformer is controlled by a dimmer, it must have a minimum lighting load of 20 watts or it will not operate
  • Input: 120 volts AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.56 amps
  • Input Leads: one white 18 AWG wire (neutral), one black 18 AWG wire (hot)
  • Output: 11.5 volts AC, 25 kHz, 5.3 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 red 18 AWG wires
  • Installation: the transformer and all of the hardwired electrical splices (connections) should be stored in an enclosed junction box (not included)
  • Small Dimensions: only 0.75in(H) x 1.23in(W) x 2.20in(L)
  • Lightweight: only 2.4 oz
  • 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
  • Low Heat: low operating temperature
  • Finish: unpainted aluminum
  • UL Recognized: UL recognized 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 60W AC Electronic Low Voltage 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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Specifications & Measurements

Wiring Diagram

Wiring Diagram for 60-Watt 12-Volt Electronic Low Voltage Transformer

Dimensions

Wiring Diagram for 60-Watt 12-Volt Electronic Low Voltage Transformer



Product Reviews
60 Watt - 12 Volt - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Hatch
$17.90
5 Stars based on 20 Review(s)
Mike
Iowa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great website - part fixed a Kichler halogen light!!
January 25, 2012
The size and specs met my needs perfectly. My 18-watt light is humming lime a charm.
Pros:
Small size & and broad range of watts

Michael
Abingdon, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Transformer for the $$
October 27, 2014
I pulled two 10W under the cabinet lighting to this transformer. I understand it was overkill on what is required, BUT it provides me the capacity to double my lighting if needed in the future. For the price, cannot be beat!! I did install this into a junction box, but that was not an issue to its small size.

Eric
McKinney, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Quick Delivery
April 28, 2014
I'm very pleased with my order. It was delivered quickly and well packaged. Thanks.

Larry
North of San Francisco
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Delivered promptly and works just fine
March 16, 2014
The product was sent promptly and works flawlessly. Durability is the primary concern and since I have only been using it for a couple of weeks, I haven't had the opportunity to assess its ability to function over a reasonable length of time.

Ski
Kettering, Ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works Great
February 19, 2014
My undercounter lights were coming on and off. I replaced the transformer and they are working perfectly. Easy job to replace.

Reid Greenlaw
Orinda, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product for 12v lights
February 15, 2014
This transformer was put into a standard outside electrical junction box for operating two lights along a short stairway. The other transformer had to be located with one side down and it failed within a month.

Dave T
Gig Harbor, WA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Replacement for Undercounter Light Fixture
November 28, 2013
Our undercounter 3 bulb light fixture would not work. After chasing down the power I realized the transformer was kaput. This fit perfectly into the low profile frame & worked from the get-go. Make sure the wattage is rated to handle all the bulb wattage added up. This 60 watt transformer easily met that requirement for our 3 15 watt bulbs. Still working fine 1 month later. Easy fix!

Blackie
Arlingham, VAMA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Low Voltage Transform
September 23, 2013
Arrived promptly and was just as described in the Web catalog. It saved me over $100 vs. buying an entire new undercounter light fixture
Pros:
Did the job perfectly

Stephen Robbins
Venice, Florida
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Installation of transformer
April 22, 2013
It was a VERY, VERY tight fit but it works in my Kichler undercabinet light.
Pros:
Works well.
Cons:
Had to squeeze it in the fixture.

Chris
MI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works great.....
March 19, 2013
I replaced a $80.00 transformer with this one and it works as good!!!



Questions & Answers
By Dennis Mynatt from Fort Worth, TX on June 23, 2013
I am replacing a Jing Heng TJN1060-2M electronic transformerI/P: 120 V, 60Hz 0.5A. output 11.6V, 60W Max, Class 2 E242427. For use with 12V Halogen Lamp. Will this transformer work?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on June 24, 2013

Answer:
Dennis,

Yes, this transformer should be an adequate replacement.

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 but there is no mention of LED. Please let me know. Thank you.
By Chris at Pegasus Lighting on August 2, 2012

Answer:
Chad:

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 Bob Brigance from Richardson, Texas on August 26, 2012
I need to replace the transformer in a low profile under cabinet light fixture. Physical dimensions and electrical parameters of this transformer appear to be what I'm looking for. The fixture uses three 12V, 18W Halogen bulbs with a three position toggle switch. Switch: Low-Off-High.

Question: Will this transformer function with a Low / High toggle switch in lieu of a dimmer?


By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 27, 2012

Answer:
Bob,

I see no reason why the transformer will not work in your installation. However, I would recommend contacting the manufacturer to make sure there are not any compatibility issues with the light fixture.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 27, 2012

Answer:
Bob,

I see no reason why the transformer will not work in your installation. However, I would recommend contacting the manufacturer to make sure there are not any compatibility issues with the light fixture.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 27, 2012

Answer:
Bob,

I see no reason why the transformer will not work with your installation. I would recommend checking with the manufacturer to make sure there are not any compatibility issues.
By Steven Farmer from NC on August 27, 2012

Answer:
I replaced the transformer in what sounds like an identical fixture. 3-position switch, lo/off/hi that uses (3) 18W bulbs. The transformer worked perfectly.
By James from Gilbertsville, KY on August 27, 2012

Answer:
As a rule of thumb I try to stay away from anything that will cause a higher discharge than 80% of rated power. I would want to know what the draw is on the lamps when they (all three) are power up running at full load. As far as the switch goes, turning it on full power can cause a spike in current, but I am not about to judge how much or what kind of effect that spike would reach in total wattage drawn. By putting an amp gauge in series with the old circuit should give one an idea of how much and duration of the leading draw. Knowing these values, one could also limit draw by installing a limiting circuit or resistor.
By Fern from Winnipeg, Canada on August 27, 2012

Answer:
Yes it will work. The transformer takes the normal house current and reduces it to 12 volts which is what your halogen bulbs require. Your three position toggle switch acts just like a normal wall switch for any other light in your home. Just make sure that you connect the wires in exactly the same fashion as your existing defective transformer and you will have no problem whatsoever.

By Roberto from Santa Barbara on September 23, 2014
Hi,
I'm retrofitting the lights in my living room. Can I connect this transformer to the regular Romex wiring?
Also, can it sit on the drywall above the ceiling or does it need a special housing?
Thanks in advance for your time!
Cheers.
-R-
By John from New Braunfels, TX on September 23, 2014

Answer:
It connects to the Romex wiring using wire nuts. I installed my transformers under the kitchen cabinets for under cabinet lighting. The transformer is directly against the wood cabinet so I think you can install it on the dry wall. It does not get extremely hot.
By Tony Eads from Chicago IL on September 23, 2014

Answer:
I'm not an electrician, but I'm pretty sure for code purposes it has to go into a standard metal electrical box. I'm sure, though, that Romex is fine.
By DW from Ottawa, Canada on September 23, 2014

Answer:
I'm not an electrician, but yes. I replaced a low voltage transformer in a light fixture that powered 14 halogen G4 bulbs. I needed this because the minimum power from that transformer was too low for the 2-watt bulbs and caused them to flicker. This transformer is very small and fits inside the fixture. It's clearly small enough to fit in a standard hex box. Works perfectly. I also installed a LED dimmer switch.
By Ben Moore from Hendersonville, NC on September 26, 2014

Answer:
Roberto, I am using the Hatch transformer to feed a strip of 12 Volt, under cabinet lights in my Kitchen, ( 20 bulbs). It works fine and has been on duty for about four months. It was a replacement in an inexpensive package which included a switch and transformer together. I connected it directly to the power wires to a #14 Romex cable and did not use the Romex ground. It is working fine. The connection is mounted inside a cabinet in an "old work" plastic electric box with a cover and does get warm to touch.

By Lawrence from Toronto, Canada on May 2, 2013
Can I use this to run standard 12V LED tape lighting?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on May 2, 2013

Answer:
Lawrence,

It depends on the LED tape light you are using. All of the LED tape light products we sell require a constant voltage LED DRIVER - not a transformer.

I can't say for sure that's the case for other LED tape light products.

I would strongly recommend checking with the manufacturer of the tape light for the type of power supply needed.

Note our constant voltage LED drivers are shown on this page: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/constant-voltage-led-drivers.html

By Mark from Northern NH on October 20, 2014
I recently re-wired an old motorcycle to use as a street light (yes, you read that correctly). I would like the 4 directionals, the tail light and the headlight to work with the flick of the wall switch (120v).Will 60 watts be enough, or should I go with the 80 watt model?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 20, 2014

Answer:
Mark, it all depends on the wattage of the lights. Add up the watts and then select a transformer equal to or slightly higher.

By Don from Fountain Hills, AZ on August 12, 2014
I have several 50w halogen bulbs in my kitchen ceiling all of which have a dedicated transformer. Someone tried to replace the bulbs on a couple with 20w and these lights do not come on. Is it my transforms or should they be 50w specifically? If it is my transformer will the Hatch work?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 12, 2014

Answer:
Don,

It may be that your existing transformers require a minimum lighting load larger than 20W.

The first step is to read the label of the existing transformers if possible to see if there is a min load.

I would suggest going back to the 50w light bulbs before you make a large electrical change like replacing all of the transformers. If they still don't work then I would hire an electrician to test the circuit and see what's going on.

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