Konstsmide 12v TRANSFORMER 60w Low Voltage Outdoor Transformer / Cable & Connectors
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Konstmide 12v TRANSFORMER 60w Low Voltage Outdoor Transformer
12v Transformer (transforms mains 230v to safe 12v) - 60w maximum power output.
This high quality transformer comes pre-fitted with a UK 3-pin plug and includes a 10m extension cable with a 6 way outlet.
Just plug it in, switch on and the UK mains and 230v AC power is reduced to safe 12v AC power.
If the total power consumption of your garden lights is very near to, or exceeds, the power output rating then you should split your cabling runs and use more than one transformer.
The transformer can be fitted safely outdoors but if the 3-pin plug is to be sited outdoors then it should be fitted in a waterproof electrical socket housing similar to the one shown below:
The image shown above is from the Screwfix catalogue (BG Nexus 13A 2G RCD Switched Socket -Product Code: 91095)but equivalents are readily available from good electrical wholesalers.
An RCD is a residual-current device, or residual-current circuit breaker (RCCB), is a device to quickly disconnect current to prevent serious harm from an ongoing 230V electric shock.
All transformers are weather proof (IP67 rated) but we just think it's good practice to house them. It keeps the British weather off the transformer's casing and cables; and just helps tidy the view! You can paint the boxes too if you don't like grey!
We use simple weatherproof boxes (e.g. from Screwfix - IP55 Enclosure) but again readily available elsewhere.
NB: If you leave the transformer outdoors, whether or not it's housed, make sure it's lifted and fitted well off ground to avoid being flooded or buried in snow. Pay cautionÿwhen near to water bearing fittings such as down pipes, leaking gutters, ponds etc.
Base plate footprint:
Width 185mm x Depth 125mm x Height 85mm with four mounting holes for fixing screws.
NB: If housing the transformer in a weatherproof box or fitting into a tight area then remember to allow some room for the pre-fitted and sealed 230v input cable and the 12v exit cable.
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