outdoor low voltage lighting problem


Old 06-20-00, 10:20 AM
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I recently installed outdoor low voltage lighting. It worked fine for about a week, then it would not come on. I verified the transformer 12v output with a voltmeter. I disconnected all lights and verified the voltage again at the end of the line. But when I connect a light (any one) the voltage goes to zero, and there is continuity between the wires. It seems to be a short, but how ?
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Old 06-20-00, 11:15 AM
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First, the continuity between the wires when you have a light connected is through the lightbuld itself. Not a problem. What you have is a loose or corroded connection somewhere. I would check the connections of the wire at the transformer. Also, try connecting a light with a short piece of wire directly to the transformer. If the light works there, then you have to trace your wire out to find where it is broken. If the light doesn't work directly connected to the transformer, then the transformer is probably bad internally.

[This message has been edited by ranck (edited June 20, 2000).]

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