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  • Multi-Tap 12 & 15V, Built-In Timer
  • Lifetime Warranty

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VOLT® 75 Watt 12 & 15v Multi-Tap Transformer

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VOLT® 75W Landscape Lighting Transformers feature top-of-line internal and external components for professional results and commercial reliability. Truly, the perfect solution for a small landscape lighting system. This extremely reliable, energy-efficient, and quiet transformer will last a lifetime. The stainless steel body deters rust and maintains integrity even in corrosive outdoor environments.

The 12- and 15-volt taps give you choices for fixtures that are either far or near the transformer; or for wire runs that have heavy loads. Convenient stainless steel mounting bracket, removable door, and removable lower plate make installation an easy process.

Built-in mechanical timer allows for easy system programming. Photocell receptacle allows your transformer to be fully programmed to daylight scheduling.

Since wiring can be difficult on a transformer with a very small body cavity, our VOLT® 75W Multi-Tap Transformer features approximately 35% larger openings than other similar models. That allows you to organize your incoming lines and make connections without hassle.

Easily one of the best low voltage transformers on the market. Don't settle on any lesser quality! Order your commercial-grade low voltage transformer today from VOLT®.

VOLT 75 Watt 12&15v Multi-Tap Transformer

VOLT® 75 Watt 12 & 15v Multi-Tap Transformer Features:

  • Stainless steel case
  • Built-in stainless steel mounting bracket
  • Custom colored coded wire management kit
  • Cabinet Dimensions: Length 6.88" (including mounting bracket) Width 3.75" Height 4.25"
  • Weight: 4 lbs
  • Input Voltage: 120V A/C
  • Output Voltage: 12v and 15v A/C
  • Premium components, windings, primary and secondary circuits
  • Magnetic EI Laminated Core
  • Protection: Magnetic circuit breaker on the secondary; Automatic thermal breaker in the core.
  • Low voltage transformer designed specifically for outdoor lighting and landscape lighting professionals.
  • Delivers stabile volltage
  • Built in mechanical timer
  • Photocell ready port (photocell not included)
  • Only draws as much electricity as needed to illuminate the bulbs you have -- e.g. a 75w transformer will only draw 40w of power if you only have 40 watts of bulbs hooked to it. The 75w refers to the maximum capacity. (General guideline: Do not load a transformer to greater than 80% of its capacity.)
  • Includes a 5 1/2 ft line voltage power supply cord. Not designed to be hardwired or for use with an extension cord, doing so will void any warranties
  • This 75W transformer is approved for outdoor use only. Please read the product detail information of other VOLT® transformers to select one approved for indoor use, if needed for an indoor application.
  • Warranty: Core & Housing - Lifetime | Other Electrical Components - 5 years

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.
  4. This 75W transformer is suitable for outdoor use only.

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:

  1. The Timer Receptacle Outlet
  2. The Secondary Side (low voltage Taps/Commons)

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

GET YOUR STUFF FASTER - WITHOUT PAYING MORE!

  • 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
    Magnetic Core - Lifetime
    Other Integrated Electrical Components - 5 Years
    Non-Integrated Photo Cells, Digital Timers & Mechanical Timers - 1 Year

    Commercial:
    Stainless Steel Housing - Lifetime
    Magnetic 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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Quality with a caution...... July 18, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Salisbury, MD United States  
Got this with kit. Be careful with the bottom knockouts.....very difficult to remove and should be done so on bench so can brace in a manner that will avoid bending the bottom plate. Fortunately I had read the reviews related to this and got mine out ok.
Much easier to remove the side knockout for the photo cell.
High quality transformer......very satisfied with it.

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transformer June 29, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from San Antonio, TX United States  
Excellent quality and convenient timer setting but make sure they send one with easy electrical knock-outs.  I had to get the plates replaced.

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Not easy extracting the conduit plugs June 26, 2015
Reviewer: Reuben M Prichard Jr from Colts Neck, NJ United States  
I haven't turn the power on as I'm still installing the lights so I can't comment on performance. However, from an Installation perspective I had a tough time breaking out the wire plugs in the chassis so I could mount the wire retainers.. The circular plugs were not cut through deep enough and I had to hit with a screwdriver and hammer so hard, it bent the chassis (which I had to straighten).. Totally unacceptable for a quality product..


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Excellent June 24, 2015
Reviewer: Houston272 from texas  
This transformer is great! Easy to hook up and mount and very durable. Works great for small installations.

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Works fine but design flaws June 2, 2015
Reviewer: sherry willoughby from buffalo, NY United States  
Had difficulty removing knocks outs for electric cable access.  Bent box trying to remove 1.  I change the lighting times often & find accessing the timer a real bugger.  Wish it had a hinged cover for easy convenient access.

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