VOLT® Zone Control Junction Box

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  • Protects internal connections
  • Reinforced PVC Canister
  • Lifetime Warranty
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Volt's "Zone Control" Junction Box

Hubs are an easy, efficient way to insure that you have done your layout properly. They virtually guarantee perfect results, bright even lighting, prevents over/under volting. Additionally all your connections are in one place (so they are easy to trouble shoot/service). Lastly, with VoltPro’s exclusive above ground Hub System, all your connections are above ground in a dry, weather tight junction box – not in the ground exposed to constant moisture and harsh electrical conditions like traditional connections or even competing hub systems.

Hub System compatible fixtures have 25’ lead wires on them. You place the hub in the middle of a distance zone; run a cable from the transformer to the hub. Inside the hub connect all the fixtures to the end of the cable. Do not cut excess lead wire from the fixtures—leave all fixtures with their original 25’ (this insures that all fixtures are have the same total amount of cable from the fixture to the transformer. The end result is a home run with several fixtures branching off the end of it like a flower stem (home run) with multiple flower pedals (the fixture wires). Electricity has to travel exactly equal distances from the transformer to each fixture, plus there are no daisy chained fixtures – perfect layout. Lastly measure the voltage in any one fixture (it will be the same for all of them on that hub). If the voltage is below 12 volts, move that run up to the appropriate voltage tap on the transformer until the fixtures have between 11-12 volts. For hub Systems you can use more fixtures per run, up to 200 watts worth of fixtures.

To hub or not to hub, that is the question:

You don’t have to hub every fixture or only use hubs with “Hub Compatible” fixtures that have 25’ lead wires (although it certainly is convenient). Hubs can make a great junction box for spider splicing several main cables together (10-2 or 12-2 cables). Many direct burial connectors can’t handle several thick gauge cables connecting together – hubs make for a convenient, dry, above ground place to make these connections. When doing more than a T connection but a spider splice with several cables in one place—hubs are great. Many fixtures in one area – hubs are great.

Realistically most installs call for a combination of layout methods—most fixtures hub connected, some far away fixtures that are not grouped together will have the cable run “T” –d off to reach them with a couple daisy chained in line off the T. Some T’s will be connected with a regular direct burial splice because there are only 3 wires in a T. Another run may have 4 or 5 cables coming off the home run more like a flow, and thus have the home run hooked to a hub. Lastly many might have the fixtures wires connected to the cable home run via a hub as a hub system is traditionally used. No layout or property is the same, and you will have to use a variety of techniques. The end goal is to be a champ and get all you fixtures to output between 11.25-11.75 volts for perfection!

PRO-TIP: ATTACH A SURFACE MOUNT ACCESSORY (INSTEAD OF A STAKE) AND YOU CAN MOUNT THE HUB WHERE EVER YOU NEED IT -- INCLUDING IN TREES WHEN DOING MULTIPLE FIXTURE DOWNLIGHTING, BEHIND RAFTERS WHEN LIGHTING A PERGOLA, UNDER A DECK, ETC.. IT'S THE INDUSTRY'S ONLY HUB THAT CAN ALSO BE SURFACE MOUNTED!

Volt's "Zone Control" Junction Box Features & Benefits:

  • Note: Connectors NOT included. If you want them, you must order the splice connectors from the drop down menu.
  • Connections are inside a sealed compartment. Other manufacturers use an open design with the connections underground and exposed to the dirt/water/humid conditions and insects.
  • Sealed body
  • Removable top
  • 8 rubber cap sealed cable entrance/exit holes
  • Brass threaded spike screws
  • Stake included
  • Mount on a stake above ground for easy access or bury without a stake only exposing the top when discreet mounting is desirable.
  • The Volt "Zone Control" Junction box is a must for most landscape light layouts.
  • Have one cable from transformer to the "Zone Control" Junction Box, then several cables coming out of the hub that go to different fixture areas.
  • As common sense would tell you, a junction box is a place to make all your splices instead of having make separate home runs all the way back to the transformer. As with any electrical layout, you can wire in series or parallel. A hub enables you to wire in parallel thus reducing the voltage drop you get when wiring low voltage in series.
  • Having a junction box out in an area reduces the need for many long runs back to the transformer, reduce cable usage, provide more efficient, flexible layouts.
  • Most importantly enable you to properly reduce voltage drop.
  • Lifetime Warranty
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  • PVC
  • Lifetime Warranty

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VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
 
4.6

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quality enhancing time saver!!!

I recently completed a large (30 fixtures, 6 spot lights, and a new transformer) outdoor lighting project at my home and bought just about everything I needed from landscapelightingworld.com. These guys sell...Read complete review

I recently completed a large (30 fixtures, 6 spot lights, and a new transformer) outdoor lighting project at my home and bought just about everything I needed from landscapelightingworld.com. These guys sell the high quality equipment and materials at good prices and are a pleasure to work with. There are a couple of items I would strongly recommend for any DIY'er. The first is the Zone Control Junction Box which improves reliability and troubleshooting because the splices are kept in an above group box which eliminates water and ground contamination problems. And if you have a splice problem it is easily found and corrected versus digging around in your yard. The second item I recommend is going with the LED bulbs wherever possible. While they are certainly more expensive than last century's alternatives, LEDs minimize voltage drops and allow you to save some money on cable and transformer size. Plus the LED lights just look great and should last 5-10 years with normal usage.

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DIY

It would be very helpful if there was a video to support this Junction Box. Still not sure how to connect the various wires leading to the Junction Box (the Junction Box has no...Read complete review

It would be very helpful if there was a video to support this Junction Box. Still not sure how to connect the various wires leading to the Junction Box (the Junction Box has no connectors inside - it is empty).

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5.0

I would buy again

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Nice quality junction box

 
5.0

Great product and affordable.

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I won't do a yard without them! Every zone gets one of these. Best part is when it's time to add on in the future these in ground boxes are not hard to find!
Keith Paller, Tin Whistles Electric. Pinehurst, North Carolina.

 
4.0

"Close but no cigar"

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Overall it's a fine product that keeps connections out of the dirt and rain. It's not a "5" rating because the multiple entry ports have soft rubber housing that slip out easily and won't stay in place. While frustrating the defect defeats the purpose of the rubber port pieces, that is to keep the housing water tight.
I've used these before and over time eater gets into the housing and fouls the connections.
This is a great company with fair prices but this piece could be improved.

 
4.0

Better Than Other Products

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I really like this connection Hub for getting electrical connections out of the soil or moisture. However, the brown container is best charactized as UV UNstable and turns color rapidly. So you want to hide this product at all costs. However, for applications where it's not readily hid, it would be great if they would offer a landscape rock UV stable to hid the Hub similar to sprinkler systems.

 
5.0

Highly recommend!

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Have several throughout the property and makes the job easy. Excellent product!

 
5.0

Would use again

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

very simple and just what I needed...this is just a hollow container that stakes in the ground, with bottom gasketed inlets. Great for connections - I used it for center feed for a combi-daisy chain setup and can easily add on later. The construction is good and it seems like water won't be able to find any way in.

 
5.0

Recommend.

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Good for junction wiring and accessibility.

 
5.0

I would purchase again

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Works as described. Nice way to protect your connections if you have several in one location.

 
4.0

Wish it was larger

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Nicely made, but I wish it was bigger (needs to be about 2 more inches in diameter. I needed to insert and connect 8 different cables through this. Got a little crowded and cumbersome to work with.
The rubber gaskets around the entry holes could be a bit better made so they don't keep slipping out while I'm working on the wiring connections.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent idea, but improvements can be made.

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I use these to connect my path lights, floodlights, etc at my home in PA and my 6 Top Dog downlights on my pool cage in Florida. It's so much better to keep connections above ground! The rubber grommets don't work very well, they pull out. Instead of wire screw connectors I put a brass bolt on each side of the hub, clamped ring terminals onto the end of each wire, and then put all the rings on the screw and tightened with a nut. Works very well, and far cheaper than Volt's $19 hub that has terminal inside.

 
4.0

Professionally Hubbed!!!

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Looks nice but paint it so it won't fade in the sun. The grommets are weak. Overall this provides a very professional look to your install.

 
5.0

Can't find elsewhere

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from undisclosed

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

Easy to use and helpful in wiring my system together

 
5.0

Good product

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from TX United States

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

High quality product that is easy to install. I bought 4 of these and lights and am very happy with my purchase. Products were well packaged.

 
5.0

VOLT Hub

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from Baldwin, NY United States

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I would highly recommend using their Hub to make your layout and connections a breeze. Having a very large property it made it easier to have separate home runs to the hubs and spider off his hub. the compartment is deep allowing numerous runs with all connections to fit comfortably. Great product.

 
5.0

zone control

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from Holmdel, NJ United States

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

great product. I ordered 35 new light with 25 foot leads.
ran a home run to the zone control from the transformer and wired each light to the zone control made installing the lights much faster. I used 2 of them.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

DIY

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from Waxhaw, NC United States

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

It would be very helpful if there was a video to support this Junction Box. Still not sure how to connect the various wires leading to the Junction Box (the Junction Box has no connectors inside - it is empty).

 
5.0

Good product and affords flexibility

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from Tallahassee, FL United States

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

The color blends well with pine straw mulch and leaves in landscape beds. The idea of an above-ground junction box is practical, allowing for future runs to new fixtures, and keeps joints out of the dirt. Easy to conceal in plant material.

 
2.0

Empty Container for Wiring Connections

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from Portland, OR United States

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I thought this item would contain connectors inside that would allow me to securely connect my wires, but it is completely empty inside. If its an empty container and I still have to buy expensive connectors, then the container is WAY too expensive for what it is.

It looks nice though, and if I had to make connection out in the open instead of inside the hedge, it would have some value.

 
5.0

manage voltage drop, plan for maintenance

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from Columbus, Ohio

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I used three of these to replace the wiring to a set lights connected with insulation displacement connectors to a trunk of 12 gauge run past each light with no slack. Over the years those cheap connectors that were not rated for burial were buried in mulch which became dirt.

I wired 12 gauge feeds to three locations and then connected each light with its own 14 gauge wire (spliced to each light with waterproof butt connectors). Now the maximum drop is only 1.1V and all the lights on that feed have the same drop so moving to the 13V tap eliminates the difference between zones.

Now each light has its own feed and we only have three splices that are enclosed and above ground instead of exposed on the surface to be buried in mulch added each year. Each light can be individually disconnected or moved, too.

The boxes are made of heavy plastic to last and are easily tucked behind existing landscape plants to hide them.

 
5.0

essential for larger installations

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from Bath, Ohio

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Comments about VOLT® "Zone Control" Junction Box | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:

I used 3 of these to route the wiring of 18 fixtures to one transformer. Using the bronze surface mount, I was able to create a very large network spanning two staircases and multiple levels. The 25-ft lead wires provided with the fixtures made connections possible without any additional line to reach each hub. The DryConn connectors really secure the connections inside the hub. This is my second project using Volt lighting, and I really can't find a reason to use any other brand.

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