VOLT® Clamp-Connect 150 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer

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Exclusive VOLT® Innovation: 150W Clamp-Connect 12v/15v LED Landscape Lighting Transformers - featuring easy-to-use clamp-type connectors.

  • Easy-to-use clamp-style terminal blocks
  • 150W, 12 & 15 volt taps - perfect for LED systems
  • High-performance toroidal core
  • Lifetime warranty on core & housing
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VOLT® Clamp-Connect 150 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting

This 150-watt Landscape Lighting Transformer features clamp-type terminal blocks that offer many advantages over typical screw-type blocks. Requiring no tools, the stripped wires are inserted individually into each hole, then clamped in place. The process is fast, simple, and provides extremely secure connections - you can't pull them loose.

Features & Benefits:

  • Exclusive VOLT® Innovation! Clamp-type connectors to save time and money - and, for better connections that will never come loose.
  • Designed for LEDs - only two voltages required - 12 & 15 volts. The lower voltage for short runs, the higher voltage for longer runs or for runs with more fixtures.
  • Terminals rated for use of up to 12-gauge wire.
  • 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 (in combination with the clamp-type connectors) 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 volts 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 cores.
  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.

Materials
  • Non-brushed 304 stainless steel with removable cover
  • Stainless Steel
  • 60″ black 18 AWG SJTW cord and plug set
Electrical
  • 150W
  • 120V
  • 12V and 15V
  • Up to 12-gauge wire
  • Secondary: (1) 25A Magnetic Circuit Breakers; Primary: Automatic (auto reset) Thermal Breaker in core
Certifications
  • ETL Listed
Dimensions
  • 13.75″ height x 6″ width x 5.5″ depth
  • 13lbs

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  • Q:

    I have 3 home run lines using 10 gage wire connected to my 13 year old transformer. Can I use 10 gage on wire on your transformer?
    Thanks
    Asked on 4/10/2017 by Larry from Hilton Head Island

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      No, the clamp transformer is rated up to 12 gauge wire.

      Answered on 4/10/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I'm installing 5 "bully" MR 16 well light IN my concrete pool deck. Can I use only one (1) of this 150 watt (12v/15v) multi-tap low voltage transformer? I noticed there are only 4/12v clamp-connectors in the unit. (Sorry, I'm not electrical savvy!).
    Asked on 3/12/2017 by Al from US Virgin Islands

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      When dealing with electricity near any water we recommend having an electrician install the fixtures/system. Doing so will ensure the safety of everyone. That transformer should be able to handle those fixtures as well with no issue as long as you are using LEDs. Halogens would consume more and you might need to have the transformer sized up to compensate.

      Answered on 3/13/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this system compatible with any of the home automation products. Does it have a iphone app?
    Asked on 1/24/2017 by Richard from Tamarac, Fl

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      We have not tested our transformers in a home automation system, but if your plug our transformer into the controller that feeds (passes through) the power on command, our transformer does not know the difference and should work. This is as long as the power feed device is putting out the same power as from the wall socket.

      Answered on 1/24/2017 by VOLT Customer Support
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VOLT® Clamp-Connect 150 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting
 
4.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good quality transformer

Works as expected. Silent and well-built. Only complaint I have is regarding the pop-outs for cables in the steel casing. They are infernally hard to actually pop-out. I must not have the right...Read complete review

Works as expected. Silent and well-built. Only complaint I have is regarding the pop-outs for cables in the steel casing. They are infernally hard to actually pop-out. I must not have the right tools (but it shouldn't require them).

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Trans case knock out wrong size for photo cell

The knock out on the side of the transformer was too big for the photo cell hardware.

Very disappointing - there was no adapter in the box. had to go to Ace...Read complete review

The knock out on the side of the transformer was too big for the photo cell hardware.

Very disappointing - there was no adapter in the box. had to go to Ace Hardware and figure out something on my own

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5.0

A great product.

By 

from undisclosed

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

Love it, very pro looking,easy to install,I hope it lasts a long time more than that big box store junk.

 
5.0

I have purchased this over and over again.

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from undisclosed

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

Best I feel on the market, so many plug and play add on's, photocells, timers, etc. easy installation!! Love this product. Wouldn't purchase any other brand. This is my go to.

 
5.0

Excellent

By 

from undisclosed

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

Rxcellent quality throughout.

 
5.0

I would buy again

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from undisclosed

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

Easy to install, works as specified in instructions. It should have a knockout for the light sensor on the left as well as the right. Nice enclosure too.

 
5.0

Excellent Build

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from undisclosed

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

easy to install, very well built

 
5.0

Great product!

By 

from undisclosed

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

Great quality, easy purchase process and very quick shipping. Volt products far exceed the quality of any low voltage products available from typical big box retailers. Although their costs are higher, their products are worth every penny. If you want a low voltage landscape lighting system that needs replacement every 3-4 years buy elsewhere. If you want a lifetime of service, buy Volt.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Transformer with simple DIY set up

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from undisclosed

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

Works perfect! Simple to wire up. Completely waterproof, looks great don't need too hide it in the bushes. Simple to add the digital timer as long as you follow timers directions closely.

 
5.0

WORKS!

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from undisclosed

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

Works very well for controlling the sconces with low voltage lighting

 
5.0

Easy to mount and wire

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from undisclosed

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

Easy to mount and wire

 
5.0

highly recomend

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from undisclosed

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

perfect product

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best in the market!

By 

from Dallas

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

Super quiet and easy to install, the only issue is what everyone had been saying, the knockouts are impossible to remove without opening a larger hole, I laid some silicone in the open where the conduit insert, problem solved, still a 5 star!

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5.0

Great transformer

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from undisclosed

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

Super quiet and elegant

 
5.0

He transformer. Works great. Exceeds expectations.

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from undisclosed

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

The transformer is first class. Easy to install and hook up the cable runs to our path lights. Real quality.

 
5.0

So nice, you should be polishing it.

By 

from undisclosed

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

He clips are great and the box has a finish which seems too nice for outdoors.

 
5.0

Great Transformers

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from undisclosed

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

Well built ad easy to install and set up.

 
5.0

Jim Demeo

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

I have used this transformer
On all my landscape jobs
No complaints priced right works great

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent light and great style

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from Dallas

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

I installed 8 of these mushroom lights and the shade style is really nice looking and birds do not seem to want to perch and make a biological mess on the dome shape. The light is subtle and easy on the eyes and there is very little vertical light pollution. I used the 3W bulbs in 7 of them and the 4W in one near some steps for brighter illumination for safety. The difference does not stand out and the 3W is perfect along the rest of the walkways. I doubt there is a better made landscape light than what Volt sells.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Volt transformer easy to setup and very reliable.

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from undisclosed

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

This transformer took me all of 10 minutes to setup. Very easy to use. I call Volt's customer service and they were excellent and teaching me how to setup the transformer. It worked the first time with no issues. I was very pleasantly pleased.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would highly recommend !

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from undisclosed

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

Install video was great! Put up 2 without a problem! Love the clamp connect!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product, with 1 minor flaw.

By 

from New Philadelphia, OH

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

Excellent product, in a beautiful, heavy duty stainless cabinet. Bought this one and the 300W for multiple zones in my lighting. I love the innovative quick clamp connectors, and the details like the panel label to mark down where the particular runs are connected. Transformer provides a strong current flow to my many LEDs, for excellent brightness from all lights. My one complaint is the same as everyone else, the knockouts. It is impossible to split the 1/2 inch without pulling the 3/4, and even then the knockout didn't come out very easily.

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