Low Voltage Screw In Transformer


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Old 03-01-24, 04:31 AM
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Low Voltage Screw In Transformer

I had a property with recessed cans that used this low voltage transformer to a 12 volt bulb. 2 of them went bad however. Does anyone know if these still these still exist or where to get them? The date on it says made in 1989. Thanks!


 
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Old 03-01-24, 05:29 AM
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Having exposed wires/connections outside a covered electrical box does not meet code in my opinion unless the recessed can provides the function. You can purchase 120 vac to 12 vac transformers that have wire connections instead of a screw-in base. The wattage rating must be equal or greater than original transformer. The tag on the transformer in the photo lists 25 and 50 watts which is confusing to me.
 
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I would take this opportunity to see if you even want to replace the power supply. Now there is a great selection of screw in LED bulbs. You may want to chunk the transformers and go with easily available LED bulbs.
 
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Old 03-01-24, 06:35 PM
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Having exposed wires/connections outside a covered electrical box does not meet code in my opinion unless the recessed can provides the function.
Low voltage wiring has different rules than high voltage. Low voltage wires as be run and spliced free air.
 
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