ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
fuse rejectors
by NORCAL. 03/29/17 01:44 AM
Old decora style outlets
by NORCAL. 03/29/17 01:41 AM
NFPA stuff
by gfretwell. 03/28/17 08:08 PM
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by HotLine1. 03/27/17 08:03 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,732 Are you busy
166,633 Re: Forum
160,785 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 64 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#179547 - 07/18/08 04:56 PM low voltage outdoor lights problem  
tradesmen  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 9
shippensburg,pa
I have some low voltage landscape lights that are pluged into a gfi protected outlet, when it rains the gfi trips would rain splashing up on the bottom of the transformer cause the gfi to trip or not.


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#179553 - 07/19/08 10:25 AM Re: low voltage outdoor lights problem [Re: tradesmen]  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,803
Brick, NJ USA
Possible. Weatherproof while in-use cover?? Condition of 120 volt cord/cap/connections? Correct cord connector on xfr entry??


John

#179558 - 07/19/08 08:11 PM Re: low voltage outdoor lights problem [Re: HotLine1]  
tradesmen  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 9
shippensburg,pa
yes in-use cover.factory cord looks ok.wires on transformer look ok. could water splashing on low voltage side of transformer cause the gfi to trip,the wire from the transformer to the lights is 10/2 low voltage wire(2 conductor no ground)


#179571 - 07/20/08 06:29 PM Re: low voltage outdoor lights problem [Re: tradesmen]  
LarryC  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 781
Winchester, NH, US
Is there a current path between the 120 VAC neutral and the secondary side?

Larry C


#179572 - 07/21/08 09:27 AM Re: low voltage outdoor lights problem [Re: LarryC]  
sparkync  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 812
NC
You could try disconnecting the low voltage wires from the transformer, and see if it still trips. I have had several GFI's that were bad, especially if you've had thunderstorms in your area. Try also disconnecting the transformer from the outlet, and that will narrow it down more. Steve...



Member Spotlight
BEAMEUP
BEAMEUP
WA
Posts: 27
Joined: December 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7657 MB (Peak: 0.9068 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-29 13:13:14 UTC