VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

VAC-PCELL1
Volt
loading
VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer
VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer
Share
  • Plugs directly into VOLT® transformers
  • Easy to use
  • Activates system at sunset and disables at sunrise
Read More
Compare at : $ 24.99
Price : $ 16.97

You save:

Quantity Availability: In Stock
Product Code
VAC-PCELL1
Add To Wishlist
VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

Compare at : $ 24.99
Price : $ 16.97

You save:

Share

Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer

Automate your system with this simple solution. Our Photocell mounts onto transformer and plugs into transformer photocell port. Swivel mounted for proper aiming. Fully compatible, plug and play with all VOLT® low voltage transformers. The photocell automates your system to automatically turn off your lights during the day and turn them on as the sun sets.

No Downloads are available for this product
Specifications
  • 1 Year

Do you have questions about this product?

Get answers from real customers and in-house experts with AnswerBox.

5 Questions | 5 Answers
Displaying questions 1-5
  • Q:

    Any specific direction to point photocell eye that works best?
    Asked on 9/2/2017 by John from North Ridgeville Ohio

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      No; there is no specific cardinal direction (N,S,E,W) that a photocell should face. When using this particular device, you want to ensure that the sensor is receiving adequate sunlight during the day, and little-to-no interference from ambient light during the night. If achieving this optimal placement is an issue, we do sell extension cords for our photocells here: https://www.voltlighting.com/low-voltage-outdoor-transformer-photocell-extension/p/VAC-PCELLEXT1

      Answered on 9/2/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have this photocell installed on my transformer. Can I use the installed timer so the lights are not on all night?
    Asked on 7/13/2017 by Jimbo from Goodyear, AZ

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      Yes; you can use the timer to bypass the photocell at a specific time that you would like the system to turn off. So, your photocell will turn everything on at Dusk, from there, you can utilize the timer by setting it to a specific off time (such as 10P.M. or 3A.M.) to turn the system off. Let's say that you want to turn the system off at 3A.M.; the photocell would turn it on at dusk via the sensor and then, at 3A.M., the timer would bypass the photocell and turn off your system.

      Answered on 7/13/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I want my lights to run for only 4or 5 hours/night then shut off can this be done with the photocell installed ?
    Asked on 7/11/2017 by dinubajmt from VEGAS AREA

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      Yes; to do this, a timer device will need to be added to the transformer in order to make the unit function during a desired time period. For example, the photocell will turn everything on at Dusk then, applying the timer, you can program the transformer to shut off at a desired time. Here is a link to our timers and other transformer accessories: https://www.voltlighting.com/landscape-lighting-transformer-accessories/c/38

      Answered on 7/12/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have the volt system and i have tried to plug in the photo cell, but it's not working. Can you help?
    Asked on 4/2/2017 by david from Memphis tn

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      Some photocells will require an adapter to attach to the transformer, you should have received one inside your transformers cabinet.

      Answered on 4/3/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have installed this in a box that was already wired with a plug in timer. Do I need to remove the timer or leave it?
    Asked on 3/25/2017 by Chris from Oklahoma

    1 answer

    • VOLT Lighting Specialist

      A:

      For our transformers, you can use both the timer and photocell together or have them used separately; However, if you use both items together, you will need the timer to initiate the system before Dusk.

      Answered on 3/25/2017 by Anonymous
Displaying questions 1-5

Do you have a question about this product? 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer
 
3.8

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as intended, but needs additional parts

The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug...Read complete review

The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug so no confusion there.

My only complaint here is that the knockout on the side of the Volt transformers is a 1/2" and 3/4". But it is designed so that you have to knock the 1/2" out from the inside and in doing so you end up taking the 3/4" knockout with it. The photocell is designed to work with a 1/2" hole so I have had to buy 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washers to make it work.

I would suggest that they just make it a 1/2" knockout only as I can't imagine a need for a 3/4" knockout on the top side of the transformer.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't understand....

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is...Read complete review

I've ordered thousands of dollars of Volt products, recently, putting them at my home and at my Church and Rectory. Everything has been meticulous....all of it top notch. This is why I don't understand why it's so hard to install this photocell. It's not the plug or the product itself...its the freaking punch out on the transformer. It's impossible to only knockout the smaller hole. I end up with a larger knockout and this photo cell will not mount properly as it's too small in diameter. It will not hold. Now, I have to figure out a way to rig the photocell and not allow water into the otherwise perfect transformer. Include some instructions!

Reviewed by 61 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Easy and straightforward

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

Works as advertised. Easy to install

 
2.0

We'll see how long this one lasts!

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

The first one lasted just over a year. Made do with just a timer but eventually replaced it. So far so good.

 
2.0

Died after 2 years of use

By 

from union city, ca

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

      This unit stopped working after 2 years of use and it's only warranted for 1 year. Volt refused to replace because it was outside of the warranty. I would think that these products would last longer than 2 years of use.

       
      5.0

      Will continue to buy, just think it was a rare occurrence.

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

      Have installed many of these type photocells without fail. This once I install and it failed within the first few days of a new install. I believe it was a QC issue during the manufacturing of the unit.

       
      3.0

      Volt Photocell

      By 

      from Buckeye, AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

      My photocell burned out after around 1-2 years (after warranty). Purchased two more. One came defective and was promptly replaced. Good service. AZ may be too hot for this unit......

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      very good

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

      Works fine

       
      1.0

      Sensor

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

      Did not work so they are sending another one

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By 

      from Virginia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Well Designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          Used with a transformer that only had a timer. Much better than a timer. Very easy to install.

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          Great. Very easy to use

           
          5.0

          Works great in combination with timer

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          Easy to install, Take care in knocking the side hole. This photocell works great in combination with the manual timer included in the lighting kit I purchased.

           
          5.0

          Works perfect

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          Very reliable

           
          4.0

          if you use a timer, you should have this as well

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          works great. I like the fact that it puts the lights on when it's appropriately dark outside. I use it in conjunction with the timer to allow it to be turned off when I want them to be shut off. The knockout on the box was the issue. Went to the hardware store and bought an adapter to make the fit correctly. Not a deal breaker. Hopefully it will last

           
          5.0

          Photocell

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          I installed this a month ago and it has worked just the way it should.

           
          5.0

          I use this on all installs.

          By 

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

          Plug in installation...

           
          4.0

          Repacement

          By 

          from Ga

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outside

            Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

            This product replaces the first one that came with the system. The first one lasted about four years, I hope this one lasts as long

             
            5.0

            Wowed again.

            By 

            from Stow, Ohio

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Install
            • Easy to Use
            • Well Designed

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

                My only issue was with the 'pop out' on the side of the transformer which wouldn't budge- I had to drill it out.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works as intended, but needs additional parts

                By 

                from Cumming, GA

                Site Member

                Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

                The photocell appears to work just fine. I like that it came with a black rubber cap for testing and the split lock ring. Plugs right in to the transformer with a directional plug so no confusion there.

                My only complaint here is that the knockout on the side of the Volt transformers is a 1/2" and 3/4". But it is designed so that you have to knock the 1/2" out from the inside and in doing so you end up taking the 3/4" knockout with it. The photocell is designed to work with a 1/2" hole so I have had to buy 3/4" to 1/2" reducing washers to make it work.

                I would suggest that they just make it a 1/2" knockout only as I can't imagine a need for a 3/4" knockout on the top side of the transformer.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome products and service

                By 

                from Tallahassee, FL United States

                Site Member

                Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

                I am very satisfied with the product that was sent to me. Installation was easy and equipment is sturdy and professional in quality. The ordering and delivery time was above average in speed and accuracy. I am very happy with my VOLT experience.
                Thank You

                 
                1.0

                Photocell

                By 

                from coplay, PA United States

                Site Member

                Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

                Failure after about 3 years. Unplugged and use jumper. Now just turn system ON/OFF manually.
                Note: Transformer panel located in garage. Photocell protected and kept dry by elevated rock surround.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Photo Cell

                By 

                from bradenton, FL United States

                Site Member

                Comments about VOLT® Photocell | Swivel Mounts to Transformer:

                The photo cell did not come with the hardware necessary to fit the knock out on the transformer so I had to go to Ace Hardware to figure out something that would work

                Displaying reviews 1-20

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

                Click Here to learn more about shipping

                Recently Viewed