Romex for LV?

Old 09-25-02, 03:09 PM
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Romex for LV?

I am looking at replacing some flourescent undercabinet lights with low voltage (12V or 24V) Xenon lighting.

There are currently 5 separate flourescent fixtures. Switched power comes into the first fixture (on a 14-2), and is passed via 14-2 to the other fixtures. I would like to put the transformer for the LV lighting at the location of the first flourescent fixture, connect the 14-2 with incoming power to the primary of the transformer, and connect the outgoing 14-2 to the low-voltage secondary to supply the LV lights down the line.

Is this allowed?
Old 09-25-02, 03:59 PM
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It should be Ok many areas will allow it, as the wire is actually larger then what is required. But I would check with your local inspection department as there are some juridictions that might find fault in it.
Old 09-25-02, 06:01 PM
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You need to carefully read the product instructions to see what the manufacturer recommends for your wattage, gauge of wire and length of run. Your wattage may actually be quite high compared with the fluorescent you are replacing and at the lower voltage the amps really add up fast.

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