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Low Voltage Lighting #15664
10/24/02 07:39 PM
10/24/02 07:39 PM
ty  Offline OP
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This should be an easy one. I have some inexpensive cable lighting that is powered by a low voltage tansformer. 12 volt if that helps. I want to add more fixtures to the existing cables. The transformer is at its wattage limit now. Can I add another tansformer to the same line in parallel? I have another transformer from another set of lights that I did not use and I want to just patch this in and add fixtures. Will I blow up the place?

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Re: Low Voltage Lighting #15665
10/24/02 09:09 PM
10/24/02 09:09 PM
spyder  Offline
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Posts: 210
Why not just buy a new bigger transformer that can handle the load. I assume your secondary conductors are capable of handling the load?

Re: Low Voltage Lighting #15666
10/25/02 12:38 AM
10/25/02 12:38 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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I would tend to agree with Spyder, the idea of paralleling transformers up has its own problems, best to keep it simple.
Also, if you are upgrading the transformer,
leave a certain amount of lee-way in the rating, as this will prevent burning out,
the transformer.
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Re: Low Voltage Lighting #15667
10/25/02 01:07 AM
10/25/02 01:07 AM
ty  Offline OP
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I guess being cheap is a bad idea. How bout a cheap place online to buy said transformer. This way I can still be cheap and not burn the place down. Thanks for all your help...



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