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.
*NO WARRANTY - CLEARANCE ITEM*
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 =
- 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
- Toroid core--runs cooler, quieter, more efficient, lasts
- 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!
- NO WARRANTY: This fixture is not backed by our standard VOLT® warranty as it is a limited time only, discontinued clearance item.
For Your Information: Transformer
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
Two Magnetic Types. There are two types of
magnetic landscape lighting transformers. These vary by the type of
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
Still have questions about transformer types? Call our
lighting specialists at 813-978-3700.