VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting

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An ideal transformer for large-sized projects - or for adding extra capacity to your system!

  • High Performance Toroidal Core
  • Multi-Tap 12-15V
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • ETL Listed to UL standard
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VOLT® 600 Watt (12-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting

Suitable for large-sized projects - or for adding extra capacity to your system, this 600-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:

  • 600-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 to UL standard
  • 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
  • 600W
  • 120V
  • 12V- 15V
  • Secondary: (2) 25A Magnetic Circuit Breakers; Primary: Automatic (auto reset) Thermal Breaker in core
Certifications
  • UL Listed
Dimensions
  • 13.73″ height x 7.13″ width x 5.9″ depth
  • 21.0lbs

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VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Be careful of the punch outs

Terse review due to 1000 char limit.

I actually purchased 300 and 900 Watt 12-15V but providing info that may apply here as well.

On main...Read complete review

Terse review due to 1000 char limit.

I actually purchased 300 and 900 Watt 12-15V but providing info that may apply here as well.

On main web pag, click "How to Center" link under "Help", find the "Low Voltage Layout Guide" link to get to the voltage drop formula and chart. Using this chart I was able to determine that I could use a 12 - 15V instead of the more expensive 15 - 22V transformer.

As other reviewers, when I mounted the photo sensor - the knuckle broke. I managed to fix it.

The transformer boxes have a punch out on the side for the photo cell as well as several at the bottom for wiring (of if the photo cell extension cable). All of the punch outs are in reality a punch out within a punch out. The inner is 1/2 inch. The outer is 3/4 inch. The photo sensor is 1/2 inch when mounting on the box. Remove the inner punch out very carefully or it will pull the outer one with it.

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Poor design

Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $50 bucks on the new "Clamp connect" terminal blocks transformer. Trying to wire this system with the old style connectors is aggravating to...Read complete review

Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $50 bucks on the new "Clamp connect" terminal blocks transformer. Trying to wire this system with the old style connectors is aggravating to say the least. Almost impossible to fit multiple 12 gauge wires into a single terminal. Not sure who designed this but you have to have very small hands and a lot of patience to successfully wire this thing.

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5.0

great product

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from Jackson, TN United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

bought these because they have a LIFETIME WARRANTY! Not much more expensive than similar ones at the box stores that fall apart in a year or two.
AND, they look great!

 
1.0

Poor design

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from Collierville, TN United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Do yourself a favor and spend the extra $50 bucks on the new "Clamp connect" terminal blocks transformer. Trying to wire this system with the old style connectors is aggravating to say the least. Almost impossible to fit multiple 12 gauge wires into a single terminal. Not sure who designed this but you have to have very small hands and a lot of patience to successfully wire this thing.

 
5.0

solid choice

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from Reisterstown, MD United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

After three years of solid service, the second circuit breaker on my Volt transformer started to trip. I contacted customer service and they asked that I return the unit. They quickly sent this one as a replacement. So far so good! One thing I like about this model is that they have included "gender benders" for the photocell connection.

 
1.0

does not last,

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from Kerhonkson, NY United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

would not buy it again,

 
2.0

600 watt transformer

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from THE WOODLANDS, TX United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I have had better transformers in the past.
I have easier transformers to work with.
I would not buy another Volt transformer.

 
5.0

Transformer

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from The Woodlands, TX United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Dealing with the Volt people on the phone was very easy, informative and helpful. A 10+. Ordered the 600 volt transformer - arrived promptly and well packaged. GREAT directions included. Easy installation for a DIY'er. Fantastic product quality. Do yourself af avor and work with this company. I will.

 
5.0

600 Watt Multi-tap Transformer

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from Palm Desert, CA United States

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Had a new Malibu 900 Watt transformer bombed out first month. Exploring internet found Volt by accidentÄfirst call to Ian who educated me about my needs & the companyÄsounded impressing. I felt guilty taking so much time on the telephoneÄ. said were not on commission only here to help our customers. Super service! And congratulation on your new baby! I'll excuse you since I called back the next day & you weren't there. Well, got more great service from David when later I had a question on final installation. Great customer service and so far all is well with all I purchased. Changed out 12, 50watt halogen bulbs = 600 watts to led bulbs = 60 watts! Looks great and like the more natural lighting affect. Thank both of you for all your direction, excellent service and great products not forgetting the lifetime warranty! Nick R in Palm Desert, Calif

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Be careful of the punch outs

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from Baltimore, Maryland

Site Member

Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

Terse review due to 1000 char limit.

I actually purchased 300 and 900 Watt 12-15V but providing info that may apply here as well.

On main web pag, click "How to Center" link under "Help", find the "Low Voltage Layout Guide" link to get to the voltage drop formula and chart. Using this chart I was able to determine that I could use a 12 - 15V instead of the more expensive 15 - 22V transformer.

As other reviewers, when I mounted the photo sensor - the knuckle broke. I managed to fix it.

The transformer boxes have a punch out on the side for the photo cell as well as several at the bottom for wiring (of if the photo cell extension cable). All of the punch outs are in reality a punch out within a punch out. The inner is 1/2 inch. The outer is 3/4 inch. The photo sensor is 1/2 inch when mounting on the box. Remove the inner punch out very carefully or it will pull the outer one with it.

 
5.0

transformer

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from las vegas nv

Site Member

Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

terrific size and weight combination for so much power. solid construction.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works Great

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from reisterstown m

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I got this to replace the "professionally" installed one that burned-out after 8 or so years.||This was an exact replacement spec and connector-wise.||It was a little shorter than the original.||I do think that there should be more than 1 mounting hole on top this thing is pretty heavy.||The only problem I had was that my existing photocell connection was female and the connector in the new unit

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fast Delivery - Excellent Product

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from Tampa FL

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Comments about VOLT® 600 Watt (12v-15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for Landscape Lighting:

I ordered this product after a lot of research online at 3:30PM and it was delivered by noon the next day! The product was well packaged very well put together and a breeze to set up. I had a cheap big box store transformer that worked for me for a few years before it broke. It always had a buzzing noise you could hear 20ft away. This one is practically silent runs cool and I hope will last man

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