Exterior 12v transformer, 10w, IP44
2 meter primary lead with plug
1 meter secondary lead
conventional transformers should be used to capacity of 80 % of there nominal load
The 451010 12v weatherproof wire-wound toroidal transformer is resin-potted into
a black polycarbonate boxes. Each transformer has a self-resetting thermal cut-off
to protect against overload, 1.2m mains input cable and 1.2m 12v output cable for
connection using separate weatherproof junction boxes (cable & connections carrying
different voltages must be segregated) suitable for ground burial.
Low voltage transformer loading example
The majority of exterior waterproof low voltage transformers are wire wound ( magnetic)
torodial which are sealed in hard resin to prevent water ingress. The transformer
must be loaded to 70% of it maximum capacity for it to function correctly. If you
are going to put LED lamps on the transformer we recommend loading it to 80% of its
maximum load capacity.
Transformer location and low voltage cabling
1. Try and keep cable runs from transformers to garden light
fittings as short as possible to ensure optimum performance, no
more than two metres to the first
2. Locate a transformer centrally amongst a group of garden
lights it is to power; e.g. a radius of 8 metres for 50w lamps
3. If you decide to run 2 sets of garden lights operated
by separate switches, you must provide 2 separate transformers & circuits.
4. Try not to put more than 12 lights on any one transformer
otherwise voltage drop can reduce lamp and transformer performance.
5. Try to avoid putting cable runs straight through the
middle of the garden and try to run them along the fence line first, this will
reduce the risk of putting a spade or
fork through them when gardening.
6. Where possible always try to keep the transformer above
ground mounted on a fence post or spike, if you do have to bury them
make sure you use the burial kits
and fill with resin to reduce water ingress.
Wire wound toroidal transformer resin-potted into a black polycarbonate box
Make all connections in T9969 underground joint kit or similar resin-sealed joint.
(Boxes with silicon-sealed lids do not protect against ingress of moisture through
condensation and capillary action: ordinary silicon sealant does not bond reliably
with all enclosure materials.) After burying the transformer and associated junction
boxes, lay a paving slab or similar protective material over it, cover with cable
warning tape and back-fill hole. NB: Where multiple ground burial transformers are
to be installed in an area, allow connection points where possible above ground to
allow for isolation in the event of future fault-finding. Connection of transformers
to separate cores of a multicore cable may also be considered. Failure to adopt these
recommendations may mean difficulty in fault diagnosis in the future and in extending
or upgrading the system.