Low Voltage Transformer size.

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Old 09-26-07, 05:33 PM
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Low Voltage Transformer size.

I bought a 300 watt transformer to use but I will only have 140 watts of lights (7 light at 20 watts apiece). Will this extra wattage be a problem. I plan to add light later but don't need the now.
 
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Old 09-26-07, 05:46 PM
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there is no issue with that one better have slighty bigger transformer than having one too small.

but there one thing you have to keep in your mind is the low voltage is very sentive with voltage drop which it mean how far you will string the lowvoltage light.

most common one useally maxed out about 80 feet or so depending on the wire size it have.

if you ran with 10 gauage low voltage wire you should be ok up to about 120 feet or so

Merci , Marc
 
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Old 09-26-07, 11:54 PM
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I will be using 12 gauge wire and only fravelling about 60 feet. Should be OK, right
 
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You should be all set!
 
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