Help with low voltage landscape lighting

Old 02-10-16, 05:28 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 7
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Help with low voltage landscape lighting

Having an issue with voltage loss at the end of a run. I will have 2 separate runs when complete with the lights split somewhere around 60/40 between the two. I have a brand new 600 Watt transformer with about 450 Watts of lights, but over 100 feet of line on each run. I'm using 12/2 wire. Both runs will end in about the same area as I wrap around the house & landscaping both ways.

I thought I read somewhere that you could connect the ends of both runs to even out the voltage, but I'm not sure about the validity of that method.

Any advice?
Old 02-10-16, 05:54 PM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 14,442
Received 907 Upvotes on 765 Posts
Connecting the two ends is not a good idea as that will cause a short. If you are having excessive voltage drop you need to increase the size of the wire.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: