Have a Problem that I need some input on. I have 12 Coach lights which light up my landscaping that I run off of a 12VAC, 60hz, 2.5 amp, 300 watts Transformer. I have 3 lines running from this transformer and i am pushing approximately 240 watts. I did all this for my wife who has terminal cancer. I built her some custom fountains for the lawn which I order some low voltage pumps for. They are rated at 12VAC, 0.300 amps, 2.5 watts. Unfortunately these pumps will not run from my transformer. I thought it might be the pumps and the company sent 2 new ones in and they did not work. They do not sell a outdoor transformer to run these pumps. So can anyone tell me how I can take One line and drop down the amperage to make these pumps work. I would really appreciate any input in this matter because I would like to have them running when I bring her home from the Hospital. Thank you for your time.
Ok Bill, My guess would be with the length of run, you are not getting enough voltage at the furtherest end of your run. You can run a pump like that on a 12V circuit as long as it is run like a ring circuit, with the lighting on it too. Most ELV pumps are of the Shaded Pole type, wound to a certain voltage and they only rotate one way, and they only work on AC!. Col, Just make sure that your wires are large enough to carry the current. Please if you have any more questions, fire away, mate!!.