Malibu Lighting Electrical Transformer, 600W Low Voltage Digital Electronic
Malibu Lighting 8100-0600-01
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Product Information:The Malibu Low-Voltage Outdoor 600-Watt Digital Transformer 8100-0600-01 features a built-in photo eye, several functions to help control your low-voltage lighting system and an easy-to-use user interface.
Features:• Heavy-duty metal construction is ideal for outdoor installation
• Provides safe 12-volt power to your lights
• User-friendly interface
• Waterproof and corrosion resistant for durability
• Photo eye on a 5 foot cable
• CSA Listed
• Plug in power cord
Specifications:• 12 Volts
• 600 Watts
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Questions & Answers
Can you run 2 runs of 650 foot of wire off this transformer, using only 60 - 7 watt lights?
The transformer has the power to manage the 420 watts of load, however, you may loose a lot of power in the wire, stressing the transfomer load. You will either want to make sure you are using high quality wire with little power drop off, and the correct thickness. At this time, I can not give you an approximation, as it would be dependant on the wiring at this point as to whether it will work or not.
would I be able to use 12 50watt light bulbs on this transformer?
No, we do not recemmed drawing a full 600 watts from this transformer, it can potentially over-stress it and cause it to burn out prematurely. When connected through wires, lighting fixtures will put more stress on the transformer, due to voltage loss in the wires. As this happens, the amount of usable electricity at the end point of each wire is less than at the transformer.
For example, if you are using 50-100ft of wire to connect your lighting fixtures, you will want to limit the usage to 8-10 of the 50 watt lamps. Alternatively, LED lamps can be substituted (which draw far less power), or you can connect the 12 fixtures to two transformers, spliting the load.
Can i get Instructions to program 8100-0600-01 Malibu Transformer
Yes, here is a link to a digital Intsructions manual:
Instructions Manual (click here to view)
is this a magnetic transformer? what type of dimmer can I use?
This is a magnetic transformer. Landscape lighting is not normally used with a dimmer so I cannot say whether or not this transformer will work properly with a dimmer. Dimming compatibility would also be dependent on the light fixtures used as well.
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