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VOLT® Pro 600 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer

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VoltPro Professional Series Landscape Light Transformers feature toroidal cores for professional results and commercial reliability. There are 2 types of cores: stacked/laminated or toroidal. Toroidal cores last longer, are more efficient and quieter than the more common laminated core transformers. Toroidal cores cost more and are generally only available on higher end commercial transformers.This is a Magnetic Transformer not an Electronic Transformer. Magnetic transformers are the only solution you should consider for outdoor lighting systems. Electronic transformers are small and inexpensive but typically only last 4-6 years and can be noisy (think of the smaller, but less reliable transformers that are in ballasts and florescent lights-- those are electronic transformers). Magnetic transformers on the other hand last 20+ years. We use heavy weight, reliable magnetic cores.

VOLTPro 600 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer

Magnetic Transformers vs Electronic Transformers

Magnetic transformers use two coils, a primary coil and a secondary coil, to reduce the voltage from 120 volt down to 12 volts. The primary coil carries the line voltage (110 v or 120 v). The flow of electricity through the primary coil induces a magnetic field that creates a current in the secondary coil. Since the secondary coil has fewer windings, it has a low voltage. The size of the secondary coil or windings determines the voltage output of the transformer.

With-in magnetic transformers there are two types of coils or windings: laminated/stacked cores or toroidal cores. Laminated or stacked windings have sheets wrapped in copper wire that are then stacked or laminated together to make a core. This is the more common, less expensive method for manufacturing a core. Toroidal cores are one solid unit shaped like a donut and have the windings wrapped around the donut, in and out of the donut hole. Toroidal cores are more efficient, don't buzz and rattle, run cooler but are more expensive to make.

In either case, toroidal or laminated cores, magnetic transformers use a lot of copper windings, are very heavy and expensive. However they are the much more reliable, quieter and the only real solution for an outdoor lighting solution.

Electronic Transformers use an inverter to change the frequency of the electricity form 50 Hz to about 20,000 Hz. By not using bulky and heavy copper windings, electronic transformers can be very small, light and inexpensive. As such they can even be incorporated into the lighting fixtures themselves. All transformers that are small, light or built into a fixture are electronic. The downside is they have short life spans and can be noisy. For example you are probably familiar with the florescent light that takes a long time to come on or that florescent fixture that has failed-- that is usually the result of the electronic transformer in the ballast failing-- a very common occurrence. Additionally they cannot take as high loads and their performance is effected by heat. They hotter the operate or their operating environment, the shorter their life span. Electronic transformers will not perform well in hot environments.

In short magnetic and electronic transformers use two different technologies to lower the voltage-- one is inexpensive but unreliable, the other is heavy duty but bulkier and more expensive.

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VOLT® Pro 600 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer Features:

  • Stainless steel case
  • 600W Cabinet measures. 17"T x 7"W x 6"D (600W unit =26lbs)
  • Premium components, windings, primary and secondary circuits.
  • Professional grade low voltage outdoor lighting transformer. Stainless steel cabinet. Weather proof door enclosure, stainless steel mounting bracket, separate circuit breaker toggle switches for each 300w zone.
  • Low voltage transformer designed specifically for outdoor lighting and landscape lighting professionals.
  • Multi-Tap Transformer (12 volt all the way to 22 volts). Enables you to compensate for voltage drop -- even on extra long runs of over 250'!
  • Ensures lights are all bright and even for professional results.
  • Large ports enable 6+ cable home runs per each 300w circuit. (e.g. 6 home runs on a 300w transformer, 12 runs on a 600w, 18 runs on a 900w, 24 runs on a 1200w transformer!)
  • Timer and photocell ready ports (timer and photocell not included).
  • Toroid core--runs cooler, quieter, more efficient, lasts longer.
  • Only draws as much electricity as needed to illuminate the bulbs you have -- e.g. a 1200w transformer will only draw 400w of power if you only have 400 watts of bulbs hooked to it. The 1200w refers to the maximum wattage you can hook up to it.
  • Built-in stainless steel mounting bracket.
  • Includes a 5 1/2ft line voltage power supply cord. Not designed to be hardwired or for use with an extension cord, doing so will void any warranties.
  • Top Mounting bracket 1 1/4" tall, 3 keyholes, bottom mounting bracket 5/8" tall, open keyhole
  • Multi-tap voltage output from 12 to 22 volts. Input Voltage 120V A/C
  • Output Voltage from 12-22V A/C. Max output amps per circuit: 25 Amps
  • Huge tap connection ports -- each individual tap can hold up to 6 home runs! That's 6 home runs per 300w circuit
  • E.g. 6 runs on a 300w, 12 runs on a 600w, 18 runs on a 900w, 24 runs on a 1200w transformer!
  • Latest technology -- TOROIDAL CORE transformer
  • Toroid core transformers are the best type of low voltage transformer you can buy. They are more efficient, reliable and last longer than the laminated magnetic transformers found on other brands
  • Toroid cores also run cooler and quieter (no buzzing) than laminated magnetic core transformers.
  • Each port has large capacity and space so you can hook up to 6 different runs to each of the many ports giving you as many home runs as you could ever need
  • Warranty: Core & Housing - Lifetime | Other Electrical Components - 5 years

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Operating Temperatures:

The VOLT¸® Toroidal Core Transformers run 10-20C cooler than laminated magnetic core transformers. They are more efficient, use less energy, last longer, and are more reliable. They are also approved for mounting indoors as well. Below is the normal operating temperatures of our transformers:



The VOLT® transformers are manufactured with thermal protection on the primary, they will automcatically shut down when over-heated.

    Transformer Instructions

    Quick Start

    General:

    1. The transformer plugs into an exterior GFI outlet. Do not use extension cords with transformers.

    2. Each 300w circuit has its own circuit breaker (toggle switch) and Common (Black label that says COM). E.g. a 300w

    transformer has 1 COMMON TERMINAL, 600w transformers have 2 COMMON TERMINALS, 900w transformers have 3 COMMON TERMINALS, a 1200w transformer has 4 300w COMMON TERMINALS.

    3. Use COMMON TERMINAL #1 until you begin to approach 300 watts of lamps used (for example when you reach 250-275 watts), then start using COMMON #2, and so on.

    Connecting Home Runs to the transformer:

    1. The home run cable (e.g. 10/2 or 12/2) has two wires. One wire gets connected to the COMMON TERMINAL (black label that says COM), the other wire connects to a VOLTAGE TERMINAL (the colored labels that say 12, 13,14, etc). Which VOLTAGE TERMINAL you connect that particular wire on depends on the voltage you need for that run. This is a MULTI-TAP transformer, which means you can output at a variety of voltages to compensate for VOLT DROP (see our learning area for more information on layouts and voltage drop). For example, if you have a long run of 100 feet you may need to use the 15v VOLTAGE TERMINAL in order to have 12v of power all the way out at the far away fixtures.

    2. You can hook up multiple home runs to each and any of the terminals. For example you may have 6 home runs, in which case you would have 6 wires in the same COM terminal and the other half of the 10-2 wires go into the colored terminals. The VOLTAGE TERMINALS can have multiple runs/wires in each tap as well.

    3. To connect a home run wire to the terminals, split the 10-2 or 12-2 wire down the middle to separate the two wires and strip half an inch of insulation off each wire. One end goes in the COM terminal, the other into a voltage terminal. Loosen the terminal screws (small flat head screw driver) and insert the wire into the terminal opening which is located at the bottom (90 degrees from the terminal screw facing the bottom of the transformer). Tighten screw to secure wire(s).

    Other:

    1. Low voltage wire does not have polarity, it does not matter which of the 2 wire connects to the COMMON TERMINAL and which to the VOLTAGE TERMINAL, as long as one wire goes to each.

    2. Optional timers and photocells plug right into the transformer ports labeled and located inside the cabinet.

    3. It is easier to see and insert the wires into their terminals when the transformer is lying on the ground. Affix all your wires BEFORE mounting the transformer.

    VOLT Outdoor Lighting Transformer Troubleshooting

    5 EASY STEPS

    1. First check that there is power at the GFI outlet. Do not assume there is power. Check it with a Voltmeter and make sure there is ~120v AC.

    2. If you have a timer please unplug/remove it. They are often a source of failure. Test the Timer Outlet inside the transformer cabinet with a Voltmeter. You should have 120v AC there as well. If you do, go ahead and plug the timer receptacle cord back into the timer receptacle outlet (the short cord inside the transformer cabinet needs to be plugged into the socket inside the cabinet) to complete the circuit or the transformer will not operate.

    3. If you have a photocell installed, please remove it. Then put the jumper cable back into the photocell receptacle port to complete the circuit or the transformer will not operate. Be sure the jumper is pushed down tight. If you have a photocell in the transformer will not turn on when it is light out. Even if you cover up the photocell there is a delay (the photocell needs to be covered for about 1 minute before it will allow the transformer to turn on).

    4. Make sure all the toggle switches are in the “ON” position (UP). The toggle switches are circuit breakers and can trip if there is a surge, overload or short. Sometimes the circuit breakers themselves can fail.

    5. Now it’s time to test the secondary side (low voltage taps/ mutitap). Do not use the screws facing forward to test for voltage, put a voltmeter in the “garage door style opening” that hold the cable (on the underneath side of the outdoor transformer). Put one voltmeter prong on the common, the other on a tap (eg 12v tap or 15v tap). You should read anywhere from 12v AC to 22V AC depending on which tap you are testing. If you do not get any voltage, remove any wires (home run wires) from the common and the taps you are testing and try again without any load.

    If you are not getting voltage at any of these points:

    a. The Timer Receptacle Outlet

    b. The Secondary Side (low voltage Taps/Commons).

    Call Landscape Lighting World for further assistance (813) 978-3700 and let us know you have gone through the “5 Point Transformer Troubleshooting Checklist.”

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  • Most customers receive their items in less than 48 hours!
  • Orders received before 5pm (M-F) ship same-day (details below).
  • Saturday delivery standard to most residential locations.

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STANDARD SATURDAY DELIVERY - RESIDENTIAL

We offer residential delivery on Saturdays to most locations at no additional cost. Most residential deliveries scheduled to arrive on a Monday will now arrive 2 days earlier on Saturday! (For example: Order before 5pm on a Friday and, if you live in a location that would typically receive ground orders in 1 day, you would receive your order on Saturday.)

***To make sure Saturday delivery is available to your ZIP Code contact FedEx by calling 800-GoFedEx before placing your order.

EXPRESS SHIPPING

Our multiple shipping facilities eliminate the need to pay extra for express shipping under most circumstances. However, FedEx Overnight® and 2Day® shipping is still available and can be selected at checkout for customers needing their items sooner than standard FedEx Ground can deliver (see map above for details). All Overnight® or 2Day® orders must be received before 5pm EST regardless of shipping destination.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We require $1,000 USD order minimum (before shipping charges) on first time orders and a $500 USD order minimum (before shipping charges) on all future orders with an established account. The recipient of an international shipment is responsible for any import taxes, duties, and any additional fees levied by the destination country. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict these costs. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. Contact your local customs office for further information. When custom clearance procedures are required it can cause further delays in shipment. Due to high shipping costs/duties, international customers are responsible for shipping on warrantied replacements, returns, and/or exchanges.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

If there is a discrepancy with your order that is deemed to be caused by VOLT® (e.g., wrong item or quantity, or defective), VOLT® will pay for any shipping costs associated with order resolution. Shipping costs associated with the exchange of items accurately delivered by VOLT® are the sole responsibility of the customer. For details on returns and exchanges, please see our Returns Policy Page.

SHIPPING COSTS

Many of our products are made of heavy-duty materials and as a result weigh a lot. Weight is the primary factor in estimating shipping charges calculated by FedEx, and with larger orders, weight can total hundreds of pounds. To help offset some of this cost, we pass on our high-volume FedEx discount to you.

Lifetime Warranty

Low Voltage Transformer Warranty Information

    Residential:
    Stainless Steel Housing - Lifetime
    Toroidal Core - Lifetime
    Other Integrated Electrical Components - 5 Years
    Non-Integrated Photo Cells, Digital Timers & Mechanical Timers - 1 Year

    Commercial:
    Stainless Steel Housing - Lifetime
    Toroidal Core - Lifetime
    Other Integrated Electrical Components - 5 Years
    Non-Integrated Photo Cells, Digital Timers & Mechanical Timers - 1 Year

Complete VOLT® Warranty Info Click HERE

For more information or to arrange warranty replacement of your VOLT® Low Voltage Transformer: 813-978-3700 Monday - Friday from 8am to 8pm EST, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm EST.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 11 Write a review.

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Tough transformer March 17, 2014
Reviewer: curt from LBI NJ  
Great transformer. Installed 2 yrs ago made it through hurricane Sandy completely submerged in salt water. Still going strong

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Great Transformer February 25, 2014
Reviewer: Scott from San Diego CA  
Replaced 2 300W Malibu transformers that lasted less than 3 years with this unit and the digital timer.  Easy to setup and the voltage taps give me brighter and more consistent lighting throughout my two line system.   Should have bought the transformer from Volt when I purchased all my lights from them.  The slight cost difference would have been worth it.

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Truly a professional grade product October 3, 2013
Reviewer: Rob from Yuba City CA  
I purchased one of the 600 Watt transformers in May of 2011.  That was 2 years and 4 months ago.  Every single day of that time period it has operated perfectly turning my 52 yard lights on at dusk and off at 10:30 PM.  I tried the ones available through Lowe's and Home Depot and they just didn't last.  This one cost more but I'm very pleased with the performance.  It is very reliable.

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Extremely Quiet and Easy to Install July 6, 2013
Reviewer: Eric from Rocklin CA  
Overall I am extremely happy with my New 600wt Multi-Tap Transformer.  Just a few suggestions to help make this a better product.|Photo Cell- Very Hard to Install Ended up breaking from the inside when installing. |Instructions- Better Instructions on how the Unit Works.  (Example... Auto Shut Off when it is Hot outside)|Needs a Larger Hole for installing the Wire Taps. |Again these are just hel

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Amazing performance but one flaw June 21, 2013
Reviewer: Rob from Chadds Ford PA  
This has been amazing i have about 20 lights hooked up to this all different distances and it works great! The only thing i don't like is that I wish the COM ports were bigger and that if you order the photocell they already pop the hole out for you because thats kindof hard and i end of bending a scratching the stainless steel. There also should be a PVC pipe port so you can hide the wires...

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