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Old 08-07-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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Can you put a switch on low-voltage lighting?

I just installed low-voltage lighting on the stairs of my deck. They are wired to a 200w transformer with a timer, but it's on the ground level. I would like to get rid of the timer and wire a switch for the deck on the second level. I can't find anything on if this is even possible. Everything I have seen talks about regular light circuits, I am assuming there is a difference? Thanks for the help!


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Old 08-07-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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You will still need the timer for the transformer but you could:

A) Leave it turned on and switch the recep that it is plugged into

B) Leave it turned on and install a switch on the LV side.


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Old 08-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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if the clock is removable or can be disconnected can do it.
yes you can put a regular switch on a low voltage wire.
normal switch is rated up to 277v, you'll be dealing with 13 volts probably.... you're good to go
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