VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting

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An ideal transformer for small- to medium-sized projects!

  • High Performance Toroidal Core
  • Multi-Tap 12-15V
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • ETL Listed.
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VOLT® 150 Watt (12-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting

Suitable for small- to medium-sized projects, this 150-watt landscape lighting transformer is extremely durable and features top-of the-line internal & external components. Designed to achieve professional results and commercial reliability, no other transformers on the market match the performance and features of this product.

Features & Benefits:

  • 150-watt capacity with four voltage taps (12V, 13V, 14V, and 15V) to allow the installer to compensate for voltage loss.
  • Toroidal core for more reliable, efficient, cooler and quieter operation than EI laminated transformers.
  • Control device receptacles for optional timers and photocells so you can set ON/OFF times.
  • Spacious wire compartment makes installation a breeze.
  • Stainless steel enclosure with lockable hinged lid.
  • Colored wire markers & installation manual.
  • ETL Listed
  • Lifetime warranty on core and enclosure | Other electrical components - 5 years

For Your Information: Transformer Technology

What are Magnetic Transformers?

These transformers use two coils, a primary coil and a secondary coil, to reduce the voltage from 120 volt down to 12 volts. The primary coil carries the line voltage (108 v to 132 v). The flow of electricity through the primary coil induces a magnetic field that creates a current in the secondary coil. Since the secondary coil has 10 times fewer windings, it creates a current with 10 times lower voltage.

Two Magnetic Types. There are two types of magnetic landscape lighting transformers. These vary by the type of core:

  1. Laminated/stacked cores (also know as EI type). Laminated or stacked windings have sheets wrapped in copper wire that are then stacked or laminated together to make a core. This is the more common, less expensive method for manufacturing a core. These are less efficient, run hotter and are noisier than toroidal cares.
  2. Toroidal cores. These are one solid unit shaped like a donut and have the windings wrapped around the donut, in and out of the donut hole. Toroidal cores are more efficient, experience less buzz, and run cooler but are more expensive to make.

The choice of whether or not to use a toroidal core also depends the system load. Systems with relatively high loads - such as lighting systems with 10 or more fixtures, benefit the most from toroidal cores; smaller systems - such as those with less than 50 watts of load, are served well with EI laminated types. This is why VOLT® sells its smallest transformer (75 watt capacity) with an EI core.

What are Electronic Transformers?

This transformer type converts the 120 volt current to 12 volts by first increasing the frequency of the current (from 60 Hz to as high as 20,000 Hz). The increased frequency allows the use of a miniature core enabling the transformer to be very small, light, and inexpensive. The biggest downside is that their high frequency current may not be compatible with LED circuits. These currents also suffer from extensive voltage loss compared to magnetic types. A 12-volt electronic transformer must be positioned within about 10 ft. of the fixture. Electronic transformers are also subject to overheating and premature failure. For all these reasons, VOLT® only uses electronic transformers for indoor lights such as under-cabinet and strip lighting.

Still have questions about transformer types? Call our lighting specialists at 813-978-3700.

Installation Guide

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Materials
  • Non-brushed 304 stainless steel with removable cover
  • Stainless Steel
  • 60″ black 18 AWG SJTW cord and plug set
Electrical
  • 150W
  • 120V
  • 12V- 15V
  • Secondary: (1) 25A Magnetic Circuit Breakers; Primary: Automatic (auto reset) Thermal Breaker in core
Certifications
  • ETL Listed
Dimensions
  • 12.36″ height x 6″ width x 5.5″ depth
  • 12.0lbs

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  • Q:

    can you use the timer to turn off at a certain time and the photo cell to turn on at dusk.
    Asked on 3/28/2017 by russ from bradenton fl

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    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      Yes you can. You will need to set the timer to come on sometime before dusk, because both timer and photo cell have to be on for the system to turn on.

      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Anonymous
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VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting
 
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Transformer - Case has design flaw

The transformer itself works great - I ended up buying two of them for my project so I got to know them really well. My only complaint is the knockout on the side for...Read complete review

The transformer itself works great - I ended up buying two of them for my project so I got to know them really well. My only complaint is the knockout on the side for the photocell. There is an inner and outer ring. You're supposed to knock out the inner ring, leaving the outer one attached to the case. No matter what I tried, the outer one ended up coming out with the larger one - and then the photo cell won't fit (hole is too big). Ended up going to the hardware store and getting reducing washers to make this work - but it's really a design flaw. Either make it so the photocell will fit in the larger opening, include a reducing washer in case both come out, or (best option) have the knockout only have one option, not two in one.

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Disappointed

Paid twice what other trans cost...extra for a timer and dusk sensor. No programmability and no manual to help setup. The unit could not power my job and because I had installed...Read complete review

Paid twice what other trans cost...extra for a timer and dusk sensor. No programmability and no manual to help setup. The unit could not power my job and because I had installed it...I am stuck with it. I will not order from here again...

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5.0

Our standard transformer for most jobs!

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

With all the Wattage drop the LED bulbs provide, most homes can get by with the 150 watt.

 
5.0

Awesome

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Great product, like everything else they sell top quality.

 
5.0

I would absolutely buy this product again

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Easy to use built tough.

 
5.0

Easy to install

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Works great once I realized the wire connect below the scews.

 
5.0

Only place to purchase top quality lighting

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Best products in the industry....fairly priced

 
5.0

Always keep these on hand

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I use this transformer often for jobs. The versatility it offers from 12-15v is a great selling point.

 
5.0

recommend purchasing

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

great product,

 
4.0

Knockout not knocking out

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

This transformer was recommended by Volt customer service rep to handle the spot lights I purchased. Works great as advertised. Only issue was the knockout rings - they were in so tight that the larger ring is what knocked out. This resulted in having to improvise in order to install light sensor.

 
5.0

YES

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

EASY TO INSTALL, LOTS OF ROOM FOR EXPANSION, LOOKS ATTRACTIVE

 
4.0

150w power supply

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

did a comparison to your other 150w model... this one was nice but not really worth the extra price.

 
5.0

a great product

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

well built, great design, all i could hope for

 
4.0

Installation of Photocell

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from Sarasota, FL United States

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I have purchase numerous Volt transformers and I always sell them with the Volt photocell. The transformer comes with 1/2" and 3/4" knockouts although the photocell only needs the 1/2" knockout. Its very difficult to remove the 1/2" without dislodging the 3/4" as well. Please either make the photocell that is 3/4" or eliminate the 3/4" knockout.

 
5.0

Transformer

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from Bonita Springs Fl

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

The 150 watt transformer performs perfectly.
I have been using volt outdoor lighting for a couple years now. Everything we have purchased has work very well . It is a built with superb quality.
Customer service is also very good.
Thank you Volt

 
5.0

transformer 150 watt

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from Worth, IL United States

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I have had this in service for a few months now, with no problems. The looks and construction of the unit is top notch. With using the LED bulbs I still have wattage available for future.

 
5.0

150Watt Multi-Tap transformer

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from Purcellville, VA United States

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Great quality, heavy duty product. They are getting even better with a bit more room to add multiple cables to the taps.

Thanks!!

 
5.0

Solid

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from Woodland Hills, CA United States

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Nice and well built. Quiet -not buzzy like the big box store units

 
5.0

WELL DESIGNED AND MADE TRANSFORMER

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from Brownsville, TN United States

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I have a total of 4 transformers around the outside of my home & the Volt transformer is the best made/designed of all of them. It is easy to hook up and the swing door makes for easy access. The stainless steel case provides a nice clean look as well as durability. Although it took a little effort, I didn't really have any trouble with the "knockouts". I don't think you can beat Volt transformers in price or warranty [and that goes for their bulbs and fixtures as well]! Landscape Lighting World gives 120% in customer service, I've never purchased from a company that has better customer service!

 
4.0

Great product but got duped on price

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from MOUNTAIN TOP, PA United States

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Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Just ordered this and received it 1 week ago. Find out I payed $159. Now its on sale for $129. Not happy at all but it is what it is, definitely will reconsider ordering from here in the future.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Transformer - Case has design flaw

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from Key West, FL United States

Site Member

Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

The transformer itself works great - I ended up buying two of them for my project so I got to know them really well. My only complaint is the knockout on the side for the photocell. There is an inner and outer ring. You're supposed to knock out the inner ring, leaving the outer one attached to the case. No matter what I tried, the outer one ended up coming out with the larger one - and then the photo cell won't fit (hole is too big). Ended up going to the hardware store and getting reducing washers to make this work - but it's really a design flaw. Either make it so the photocell will fit in the larger opening, include a reducing washer in case both come out, or (best option) have the knockout only have one option, not two in one.

 
5.0

Very nice unit!

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from Renton, WA United States

Site Member

Comments about VOLT® 150 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

The Transformer case looks great and wiring it was a cinch. Be sure to check the video and connect wires before hanging to avoid bending over double to tighten screws!

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