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300W - 12V - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Ground Wire - Hatch

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300W - 12V - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Ground Wire - Hatch

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Item #:
RS12-300MG

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Product Overview
  • Minimum watts: 50
  • Maximum watts: 300
  • Dimmable
  • UL recognized
  • 3-Year warranty
Need Assistance?
Live Chat M-F 9am-5pm ET
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Description
This 300-watt 12-volt AC electronic transformer, backed by a 4-year warranty, will power your 12V lighting systems.
Specifications
Width (in)
2
Height (in)
2
Length (in)
7
Quantity Being Sold
1
Power Method
Hardwire
UL Recognized
Yes
Dimmable
Yes
Finish
Black
Location Rating
Damp
Input Voltage
120V
Output Voltage
12V
Output Voltage Type AC or DC
AC
Warranty
3 Years
Recommended Dimmer
Electronic Low Voltage
Locations
Indoor
Power Supply Type
Electronic
Power Supply Max Load
300W
Power Supply Min Load
50W
Short Circuit Protection
Yes
Over Load Protection
Yes
Condition
New
Reviews
4 starsbased on5 reviews
300W - 12V - Hardwire - Electronic Transformer - Ground Wire - Hatch
  • (8) 5 star reviews
  • (4) 4 star reviews
  • (2) 3 star reviews
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No cheap solution

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Had no output when connected to 110V input.

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Cons:
Did not work. Waiting for refund.

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Does the job well

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Appears well built and install is a snap. The mounting tabs are convenient. 12V output wires are nicely tinned. Although the switching is very quiet, those with very sensitive hearing might pick up on it in a silent room. Performs well when connected to a proper dimmer switch.

Pros:
Small Cool Fairly quiet Dimming

Cons:
Longer leads on 120V side would be nice to prevent having to put it right next to a junction box. Audible switching prevents installing in some locations.

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300W 12V electronic transformer

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Amazing device - to think it does what a multi-pound magnetic transformer would do at much less cost and bulk is indeed amazing. It certainly does work as speced, although an issue I'm having to contend with is heat. There is no mention of that in the product description, but the spec sheet from Hatch, the manufacturer, lists the max case temp as 80 degrees C...that is 176 degrees F. While that won't start a fire in common house construction materials, it could cause some issues with a plastic electrical box or wiring not rated for that temp. (The Hatch lead wires are 105 degrees C-rated.) At my load, the unit gets too hot to touch after about an hour with the dimmer at full brightness. A call to Hatch revealed that a metal box should be used, so a four gang box was purchased (not cheap!) and I'm fabricating a custom .125in thick aluminum cover plate to which the transformer will be mounted, to serve as a heat sink/radiator. So, for the DIYers out there, be sure to factor in some means of dissipating the heat. Tossing the transformer into an attic space or into a cabinet overhead may not be the best deal - it would probably shorten its life with the heat buildup.

Pros:
Compact - less bulk than an magnetic transformer. Less expensive, too.

Cons:
Runs hot. Also, requires a minimum load to operate properly, as well as a special dimmer for light level control. Not a big deal, but something to be factored into a design.

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300 watt 12 volt transformer

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Very easy to use, worked very well, the transformer is also quiet. Thanks, Brett

Pros:
Compact, easy to hook up.

Cons:

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Great Transformer!

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Works perfectly! To replace the original equipment transformer from Tiella was going to cost $330 vs $70 for this transformer.

Pros:
small, light weight

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Question from Jeff:

Can a touch-dimmer be used with this transformer? (The kind you can connect to a cabinet hinge to control the lighting level). And, is the output 12V AC ? Thanks.

Answer from Pegasus:

A hinge dimmer may be connected if the dimmer is suitable for use with an electronic low voltage transformer. The output is 12V AC.

Question from John Luce:

Why is this not recommended for cable lighting systems? That was my intended use.

Answer from Pegasus:

John, For cable lighting systems, we recommend a transformer that is designed to compensate for a problem known as voltage drop. If you connect a long run of lights to this transformer, it's likely that at the end of the run the last light will appear dimmer because less voltage will be reaching this light.