VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer

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VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer
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A professional 300W transformer for small- to medium-sized systems - accommodates very long (or heavily loaded) wire runs!

  • High Performance Toroidal Core
  • Multi-Tap 12-22V - for very long wire runs!
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • ETL Listed to UL standard
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VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer

VOLT® 12-22v Landscape Lighting Transformers feature top-of-the-line internal and external components for professional results and commercial reliability. Truly the perfect solution for small to medium landscape lighting systems - especially those with very long (or heavily loaded) wire runs.

The extremely reliable, efficient, and quiet toroidal magnetic core lasts a lifetime. The transformer also runs cooler than conventional laminated magnetic types. The solid stainless steel body further ensures that this transformer will never corrode.

The 12 to 22 volt taps provide the ability to compensate for voltage loss. For example, using the 22 volt tap, you could install up to 60W of LED lights with a wire run of 600 ft. of #10/2 cable! (Note - we don't advise planning for such long runs - better to relocate your transformer).

The 22-volt tap also allows you to increase your transformer load on shorter runs. For example, with a 150 ft. run using #10/2 - you can load up to 140W of LED lights.

Easily one of the best low voltage transformers on the market. Don't settle on any lesser quality! Order your commercial-grade low voltage transformer today from VOLT®


Features & Benefits:

  • Stainless steel enclosure with hinged, lockable door and removable bottom panel for easy wiring.
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 18" T x 10" W x 8" D (300W unit = 22lbs)
  • Large ports enable 6+ cable home runs per each 300w circuit. (e.g. 6 home runs on a 300w transformer, 12 runs on a 600w, 18 runs on a 900w, 24 runs on a 1200w transformer!)
  • Timer and photocell ready ports (timer and photocell not included).
  • Toroid core--runs cooler, quieter, more efficient, lasts longer.
  • Only draws as much electricity as needed to illuminate the bulbs you have -- e.g. a 1200w transformer will only draw 400w of power if you only have 400 watts of bulbs hooked to it. Guidelines suggest never loading the transformer to more than 80% of capacity (240 watts for this model).
  • Built-in stainless steel mounting bracket.
  • Includes a 5 1/2ft line voltage power supply cord. Not designed to be hardwired or for use with an extension cord, doing so will void any warranties.
  • Top Mounting bracket 1 1/4" tall, 3 keyholes, bottom mounting bracket 5/8" tall, open keyhole
  • E.g. 6 runs on a 300w, 12 runs on a 600w, 18 runs on a 900w, 24 runs on a 1200w transformer!
  • Warranty: Core & Housing - Lifetime | 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
  • 300W
  • 120V
  • 12V- 22V
  • Secondary: (1) 25A Magnetic Circuit Breakers; Primary: Automatic (auto reset) Thermal Breaker in core
Certifications
  • UL Listed
Dimensions
  • 13.75″ height x 6″ width x 5.5″ depth
  • 12.0lbs

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VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer
 
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Nice

Seems like a nice, heavy transformer, similar to the FX, Kichler, etc. ones I have used in the past, although at a much better price. I liked the idea of having...Read complete review

Seems like a nice, heavy transformer, similar to the FX, Kichler, etc. ones I have used in the past, although at a much better price. I liked the idea of having such a large range of taps to choose from, but realistically when installing LED bulbs, the voltage drop, even on a 300' long run of 12 gauge, was minimal. All in all it seems solids and performed as expected out of the box, time will tell if it lasts like the others I've installed!

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Well Made

Ok so this is very well made i am disappointed that there is no label designating that this is a "Volt" transformer so 10 years from now it may be hard to...Read complete review

Ok so this is very well made i am disappointed that there is no label designating that this is a "Volt" transformer so 10 years from now it may be hard to remember where it was purchased. Since there was no label on the front of the transform like what is pictured on the website I don't see how they can warranty this item. As mentioned in other comments it is impossible to install the wires w

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5.0

Nice

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from Snohomish, WA United States

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Seems like a nice, heavy transformer, similar to the FX, Kichler, etc. ones I have used in the past, although at a much better price. I liked the idea of having such a large range of taps to choose from, but realistically when installing LED bulbs, the voltage drop, even on a 300' long run of 12 gauge, was minimal. All in all it seems solids and performed as expected out of the box, time will tell if it lasts like the others I've installed!

 
5.0

Transformer

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from Zephyrhills, FL United States

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Can't say much yet, unit is setup and ready to go, did alot of research on the lights, will be buying them from Volt over the next few weeks, unit seems to be very well built put her to the test soon.

 
5.0

300 Watt Transformer

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from Ann Arbor, MI United States

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

The 300 Watt Transformer was perfect for my landscape lighting application. The only thing I would change is that I would have liked to have had more room at the bottom of the transformer for all of the wiring. I was using 7 leads and found that I barely had enough room for all of my 12/2 cable wires. Other than that, the price was very reasonable and the quality of the transformer is excellent !!!

 
5.0

Transformer

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from Wilmington, NC United States

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Works great. Had it replaced once under the fantastic warranty. Customer service is excellent.

 
5.0

So far so good.

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from Carlsbad, CA United States

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Transformers are not something you think about very often. You just want them to work.... that's what this transformer does. It just works. The box still looks as good as new after one year in the open. I bought the timer and the photocell and I haven't had any problems with any of them. Great products!

 
5.0

Amazing

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from Aurora, IL

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Well made & simple to install. This will last a lifetime

 
5.0

BEST!!!!!

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Easy to install and works GREAT!!!!!! Thank you Volt.

 
5.0

Great Transformer

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from Ft. Lauderdale

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Stainless steel very sturdy and easy to mount.

 
2.0

Well Made

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from Northern Ohio

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Ok so this is very well made i am disappointed that there is no label designating that this is a "Volt" transformer so 10 years from now it may be hard to remember where it was purchased. Since there was no label on the front of the transform like what is pictured on the website I don't see how they can warranty this item. As mentioned in other comments it is impossible to install the wires w

 
5.0

good product

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from Barnwell AB

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

works great

 
5.0

Great for indoor use. Runs quiet.

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from Tracy CA

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

I only had 3 circuits running led bulbs with the hub system to 3 locations. Side yard short 30ft run to 3 LEDs off of one hub. Backyard run of 80 feet to two hubs equal spaced off of the mainline with 5 LEDs on each hub. Front yard run of 250 ft to one hub with 8 LEDs on the hub. Voltage draw was in the 4-5 amp range per circuit and voltage drop was only .08 loss on the longest run. Very easy to i

 
5.0

Volt 300 W multitap transformer 12-22V

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from Peoria Illinoi

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

This was a DIY project. I previously had installed cheap Box Store halogen lights 20 years ago. I got sick of replacing fixtures and halogen bulbs every several months. I decided to install a Volt system. I added 20 LED fixtures around my house including my backyard deck. I got hung up on measuring voltage drop at the fixtures at the end of the line. I thought the transformer put out D/C volt

 
5.0

Amazing quality you can see and feel

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from Weston Fl

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

This is my first purchase from Volt along with a bunch of fixtures. I am amazed at the quality. My search for landscape lighting fixtures has officially ended.

 
5.0

300 watt transformer

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from Collegeville

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Quick install great design layout.

 
5.0

Quality product.

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from Miami Fl

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Very well built and simple installation.

 
4.0

Very pleased with product

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from Hanover pa

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

I am so pleased with the quality of the Volt path lighting. I already placed my 2nd order

 
5.0

Quality plane and simple

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from Eastern Shore o

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

The transformer is mounted on my garage wall-silent operation--very easy to install and understand. Volt has done a great job designing this product. It has connections for 12v 13v 14 so the longer runs are easy to connect. So far everything is looking good.

 
4.0

Well-built transformer

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from Fairfax VA

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

This is an extremely well built transformer that has worked well in both LED and halogen lamps. I recently put in five of these units and they are extremely quiet and I have had no issues with them since installation. One nice feature is the varying voltage outputs which helps compensate for voltage line drop on the long runs.

 
5.0

Superior Product

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from Lumberton NJ

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

Replaced 7 year old Kischler unit which worked fine for 7w bulbs but made the new LED bulbs flicker. My deck has 28 lights that were on four different circuits and attracted bugs and spiders. With the same 300w capacity Volt unit all 28 lights are on one circuit and the LED's do not attract bugs. Also was able to replace my old 200w PAR30 fountain lights with 8 3w LED's fed from this unit with

 
5.0

Great design and quality

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from Kittery Point

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Comments about VOLT® Pro 300 Watt 12-22v Multi-Tap Transformer:

I've used many and this is the best I've installed to light my gardens at night. All of the fixtures and tranformers and components are some of the best you can get ... and certainly at these prices.

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