VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

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  • Plugs directly into VOLT® transformers
  • Easy to use
  • Activates system at sunset and disables at sunrise
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Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

Automate your system with this simple solution. Our Photocell mounts onto transformer and plugs into transformer photocell port. Swivel mounted for proper aiming. Fully compatible, plug and play with all VOLT® low voltage transformers. The photocell automates your system to automatically turn off your lights during the day and turn them on as the sun sets.

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  • 1 Year

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  • Q:

    I have the volt system and i have tried to plug in the photo cell, but it's not working. Can you help?
    Asked on 4/2/2017 by david from Memphis tn

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      Some photocells will require an adapter to attach to the transformer, you should have received one inside your transformers cabinet.

      Answered on 4/3/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have installed this in a box that was already wired with a plug in timer. Do I need to remove the timer or leave it?
    Asked on 3/25/2017 by Chris from Oklahoma

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    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      For our transformers, you can use both the timer and photocell together or have them used separately; However, if you use both items together, you will need the timer to initiate the system before Dusk.

      Answered on 3/25/2017 by Anonymous
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VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer
 
3.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as intended, but needs additional parts

The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug...Read complete review

The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug so no confusion there.

My only complaint here is that the knockout on the side of the Volt transformers is a 1/2" and 3/4". But it is designed so that you have to knock the 1/2" out from the inside and in doing so you end up taking the 3/4" knockout with it. The photocell is designed to work with a 1/2" hole so I have had to buy 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washers to make it work.

I would suggest that they just make it a 1/2" knockout only as I can't imagine a need for a 3/4" knockout on the top side of the transformer.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't understand....

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is...Read complete review

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is why I don't understand why it's so hard to install this photocell. It's not the plug or the product itself...its the freaking punch out on the transformer. It's impossible to only knockout the smaller hole. I end up with a larger knockout and this photo cell will not mount properly as it's too small in diameter. It will not hold. Now, I have to figure out a way to rig the photocell and not allow water into the otherwise perfect transformer. Include some instructions!

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4.0

if you use a timer, you should have this as well

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

works great. I like the fact that it puts the lights on when it's appropriately dark outside. I use it in conjunction with the timer to allow it to be turned off when I want them to be shut off. The knockout on the box was the issue. Went to the hardware store and bought an adapter to make the fit correctly. Not a deal breaker. Hopefully it will last

 
5.0

Photocell

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

I installed this a month ago and it has worked just the way it should.

 
5.0

I use this on all installs.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Plug in installation...

 
4.0

Repacement

By 

from Ga

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outside

    Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

    This product replaces the first one that came with the system. The first one lasted about four years, I hope this one lasts as long

     
    5.0

    Wowed again.

    By 

    from Stow, Ohio

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Install
    • Easy to Use
    • Well Designed

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        My only issue was with the 'pop out' on the side of the transformer which wouldn't budge- I had to drill it out.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works as intended, but needs additional parts

        By 

        from Cumming, GA

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug so no confusion there.

        My only complaint here is that the knockout on the side of the Volt transformers is a 1/2" and 3/4". But it is designed so that you have to knock the 1/2" out from the inside and in doing so you end up taking the 3/4" knockout with it. The photocell is designed to work with a 1/2" hole so I have had to buy 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washers to make it work.

        I would suggest that they just make it a 1/2" knockout only as I can't imagine a need for a 3/4" knockout on the top side of the transformer.

         
        5.0

        Awesome products and service

        By 

        from Tallahassee, FL United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        I am very satisfied with the product that was sent to me. Installation was easy and equipment is sturdy and professional in quality. The ordering and delivery time was above average in speed and accuracy. I am very happy with my VOLT experience.
        Thank You

         
        1.0

        Photocell

        By 

        from coplay, PA United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        Failure after about 3 years. Unplugged and use jumper. Now just turn system ON/OFF manually.
        Note: Transformer panel located in garage. Photocell protected and kept dry by elevated rock surround.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Photo Cell

        By 

        from bradenton, FL United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        The photo cell did not come with the hardware necessary to fit the knock out on the transformer so I had to go to Ace Hardware to figure out something that would work

         
        5.0

        Great Transaction!!

        By 

        from Pinehurst, NC United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        Super fast shipping and great product!! Highly recommend!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works Great

        By 

        from PORT ST LUCIE, FL United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        I bought this later after I purchased lights and transformer since I didn't know it was available. I had talked to customer service concerning the lights to buy but the photocell was not mentioned- would have saved $8 in shipping costs if I had known. Even though it was easy to install (had to figure it out) it would have been nice to have an instruction sheet. Other than that, the photocell works great - photocell come on at dusk and goes out per the timer (that's not mentioned anywhere either that the timer can control the shut off)

         
        5.0

        Photocell

        By 

        from Fort Denaud, FL United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        This unit works very well and stay true to the daylight hr.'s. Need to wipe the top off on a yearly sch. just to get the dirt off of it so it works as it should..

         
        5.0

        My Photo-cell order

        By 

        from Miami, FL United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        All was great except these are very weak at the screw/swivel joint. Mine broke almost right out of the box. But nothing a Stainless Steel washer can't fix!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor quality

        By 

        from Cathlamet, WA United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        This is the only part that I received from my Volt order that I think is not in keeping with the companies high level of quality. The arm should be metal not plastic. It broke before I even had it fully tightened, and I had to use to some other pieces I had around to secure it to the box.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Waste of money

        By 

        from Mountain View, CA United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        After a few tries my landscaper was not confident that he would be able to punch a hole thru the transformer without damaging it. Therefore this photocell is unused. What a waste of money !!

         
        4.0

        Photocell attachment

        By 

        from Clarksville, TN United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        Not a lot to say about this device other than it does allow a dark to dawn auto timer.
        The one thing I have noticed is that it is constantly WARM to the touch. This tells me that it is using AC on a constant which I was not expecting. If it is using power on a constant then the life expectancy is reduced.

         
        2.0

        50% Good / 50% Bad

        By 

        from New Home, TX United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        I ordered 2 Photocells, one was broken at the swivel the other was fine. A replacement was sent right away.
        I would like like it better if the wire was about 2" longer -- it was a tight squeeze to get it seated in the socket (after I changed mounting sides on the transformer. The side I had to mount it on was not the "ideal" side since some other landscape lights interfere with the Photocell -- this particular transformer is lighting an American Flag that flies all night.
        I would purchase the product again and make do with its shortcomings.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        PhotoCell installation

        By 

        from Austin TEXAS

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        I just installed the photo cell to the transformer. It was not easy to remove the 1/2" diameter knockout. I ended up removing the next ring that was 3/4". Use a 3/4" Rigid Water tight conduit hub with a 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washer. Everything fits tight, Photo Cell PVC male end should be steel or aluminum so it isn't to easy to strip the threading. Overall, the product has sufficiently operated normal.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I don't understand....

        By 

        from Metairie, LA United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is why I don't understand why it's so hard to install this photocell. It's not the plug or the product itself...its the freaking punch out on the transformer. It's impossible to only knockout the smaller hole. I end up with a larger knockout and this photo cell will not mount properly as it's too small in diameter. It will not hold. Now, I have to figure out a way to rig the photocell and not allow water into the otherwise perfect transformer. Include some instructions!

         
        3.0

        One concern

        By 

        from manhattan, IL United States

        Site Member

        Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

        This is a great product my only complaint is that the wire nut to hold in place is not the easiest to use.

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