VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting

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VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting
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Exclusive VOLT® Innovation: 300W Clamp-Connect 12v/15v LED Landscape Lighting Transformers - featuring easy-to-use clamp-type connectors.

  • Easy-to-use clamp-style terminal blocks
  • 300W, 12 & 15 volt taps - perfect for LED systems
  • High-performance toroidal core
  • Lifetime warranty on core & housing
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VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting

This 300-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.
  • 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 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.

Materials
  • Non-brushed 304 stainless steel with removable cover
  • Stainless Steel
  • 60″ black 18 AWG SJTW cord and plug set
Electrical
  • 300W
  • 120V
  • 12V- 15V
  • 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
  • 12.0lbs

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  • Q:

    If I want to run this transformer off of the photo cell only do I need to have a timer?
    Asked on 4/14/2017 by Bill from League City, Tx

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      You would not need a timer to use the photocell as an option. You can use them as a combination, however they can be used separately as well.

      Answered on 4/14/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can I turn transformer on and off using a GE Z-Wave wireless outlet?

    The spec for the outlet reads as follows, "Maximum Load for the Z-Wave controlled outlet: 600W Incandescent, ½ HP Motor or 1800W (15A) Resistive"
    Asked on 2/28/2017 by Mike from Egremont, MA

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      We have not tested that item with our transformer, however as long as it doesn't affect the voltage getting to the transformer you should be fine.

      Answered on 2/28/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can the 300w transformer be used with underwater fixtures?
    Asked on 2/27/2017 by Ben from Spartanburg, SC

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      Our transformers can be used for our Underwater Light, however the transformer is not rated for pool and spa.

      Answered on 2/27/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I HAVE 2 LINES OF CABLES THAT I NEED TO RUN OUT OF ONE TRANSFORMER. IT LOOKS LIKE I CAN RUN BOTH CABLES OUT OF THIS. I WANT TO CONFIRM THIS. ALSO I HAVE A MIX OF LOW VOLTAGE NON-LED LIGHTS AND LED LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTS. AM I OK WITH USING THIS TRANSFORMER. THANK YOU MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS.
    Asked on 2/1/2017 by JZ

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      This transformer has the room to run those multiple main lines without an issue. When you mix halogen and LED bulbs, you can have mixed results on any transformer. The operating voltage on LED bulbs are very wide, to prevent voltage drop. When you use halogen bulbs along side the LED bulbs, you may see a dimming from voltage drop. We usually do not recommend having them in the same line to prevent this.

      Answered on 2/2/2017 by VOLT Customer Support
  • Q:

    Can this transformer and LED lighting be controlled via an X-10 powerline control system? All my other LV lighting is 12v incandescent controlled by X-10 and I would like the newly-lighted area to be controlled in the same way.
    Asked on 1/11/2017 by Gene from ARIZONA

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      I am not sure if that unit would be compatible with our lights or transformer. Most of the controllers usually just turn systems on and off. If your system also offers dimming capability, we would not recommend it. All of our products are manufactured to have a wide range for voltage, to help with voltage drop and ease of install. When you add in dimming, the bulbs may not operate properly.

      Answered on 1/11/2017 by VOLT Customer Support
  • Q:

    probably dumb question...can I mount this transformer inside my garage? I have a hole that goes to the outside that I can run the wire through. I just want to make sure there's no fire hazard this way. Doing it this way I wouldn't have any box on the outside (it's front of house), s visually more appealing.
    Asked on 1/5/2017 by Sean from Miami, FL

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      The transformers are rated for indoor and outdoor use, so there would not be an issue. A lot of customers install that way. Keep in mind, if you wanted to use a photocell with that item, you would have to purchase photocell extension cords and a mounting option for that photocell. It would have to be mounted in a place with the most visible sunlight to work properly.

      Answered on 1/5/2017 by VOLT Customer Support
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5.0

Quality product

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Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

Love the clamp connect feature

 
5.0

Works great

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Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

Fash shipping. High quality heavy enclosure. Works great

 
5.0

I would buy again

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Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

Great product and service

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Transformer!

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from Atlanta, GA

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  • Attractive Design
  • Good power output
  • Weather Resistant

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      I bought two of these transformers, one for the front yard and one for the backyard and could not be happier with the results. I replaced two big box store transformers that hummed loudly and had very poor performance with poor power output at the ends of my runs. For years I thought it was the wiring until I purchased this product and all low output was solved without wire replacement. These are silent (I could not even tell that they were on) and so high quality that it exceeds my expectations. I had no problem adding multiple 12 gauge wires to the same port and have three in one slot with no issues and could have added more. Thank you Volt for producing an awesome product!

       
      5.0

      will purchase more as needed

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      from undisclosed

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      easy to install and attach wires. very heavy duty. I am impressed!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good box.

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      Great cabinet. We'll Worth the $. Only down sides are 1. the on off toggle switch is cheap and flimsy. Strange choice since the rest of the hardware is so solid. 2. the electronic timer they use is far too complicated and difficult to use.

       
      4.0

      Buy it again and again

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      from undisclosed

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      Easy to use wonderful transformer. I am not an electrician and I was able to complete the install. The timer included is the only thing that gave me fits and starts

       
      5.0

      STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      THE UNIT IS WELL MADE AND CAN HOCK UP A LOT OF UNITS TO THE BOX

       
      5.0

      Yes!, i will buy this product.

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      Very good quality and really easy to install.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Volt Lanscape Lighting

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      I purchased the Volt 300 Watt Low voltage transformer along with LED walkway lighting and LED spot lights. I am very happy with how well the product is made and it looks great! Two of the glass globes were broken in shipping. When I called Volt's customer service they were very nice and they sent me three replacement globes and I received them the next day. Now that's great customer service! I highly recommend Volt for your landscape lighting.

       
      5.0

      TOP SHELF!!

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      from Severna Park, MD United States

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      Comments about VOLT® Clamp-Connect 300 Watt (12v/15v) Multi-Tap Low Voltage Transformer for LED Landscape Lighting:

      So far this product is fantastic and looks great too. We have all the patio lights working and the deck lights will be connected soon. Thanks for the great product!!!

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