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Old 07-22-2008, 04:18 AM   #16
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Well that makes sense since you have deck junction boxes but they could still be low voltage. Do you have a tester to check voltage?
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Unfortunately not - I think we are going to have to call an expert!
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:33 AM   #18
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Maybe but this should be easy to find. The switch that controls these lights have you looked in the box it is mounted in for any bad connections? The fact that one light works and the other is out doesn't mean the connections in the switch box are good for the light that doesn't work. What kind of switch is this? A toggle switch like in the house or a weatherproof switch/box?
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I would say a weatherproof switch box!
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:26 AM   #20
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Hi SharonW

Sorry but the DIYChat site was not responding so I was not able to get back to you this morning. If your still looking into this you may want to check the connections in the switch box but it depends on how the lights were wired as to whether the wiring to both lights originate there. Might tell us what you see as for wires and their colors in both deck boxes and the switch box. Also are the lights low voltage?
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Hi Stubbie, will have a look in th box and let you know!
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:00 PM   #22
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Just a reminder be sure you have the circuit breaker off when you checking these things out.
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Hi Stubbie, ok looked in the box - there are 2 separate connections each with about 4 bars on them, there 3 wires, one is blue, one is black and one is a yellow and green mix. on these 2 separate connections is says 230V in and 12V out. The black and the blue wires also go into two separate little boxes (10 x 38) and on these it says ZRB25 - 25A - 500V. Thats all I can tell you!!
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Well you have found your transformers for low voltage lighting. Being in Spain you are under the IEC wiring colors. So you really need to be careful as they changed colors in 2004 or there abouts. This is where a voltage tester would be nice. Unfortunately I think at this point you should get a expert in to figure out how they have done things. 230 volts line to neutral is not a voltage you want to get shocked by.

Your lights should be connected to the output of the transformers a simple voltage check on those terminals will tell you if they are putting out 12 volts. Or you could switch the output wires on the transformers going to the lights to see if one of the transformers is bad. This would mean the light that is now working would stop working. Can you determine which terminals are the output terminals? MY best guess is you have a transformer problem as I would doubt if the 230 voltage is good to one transformer and not the other transformer.

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Hi Stubbie, thanks so much for all your advice, you have been really helpful. We will call someone in and anyway will let you know how it goes!!
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Your welcome Sharon

Gosh I wish I could help you more but you need a little help I think and I don't want to have you change wires without understanding what your doing. Not a place to make a mistake. How did you come about being in Spain are you native to the country?....I really liked it over there when I visited a few years back.
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Hi Stubbie,

No we are from England, London. We moved out to Spain 7 years ago for a better, more quality life and have not looked back! We are in the Malaga area, where did you visit??
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We were in Cadiz I think thats around the corner from Malaga...let me check...yeah looks like you guys are on the MED side of Gilbraltar. We went on to Portugal then back to where we started (England) and back home. You guys have some darn good wines....... We did these 2 week vacations for a few years to Europe seeing selected cities then moving on by rail, air, or ferry to another country or city then returning to the USA.

I think you made a wise choice.... Good luck to your family
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Thank you!!! Cadiz is a couple hours drive from us - actually we've not been there! Been to Gib plenty times but not too keen on it there tho!
I see you reside in the 'sunflower state' - must be beautiful!

Any how if/when we get the bottom of the light problem I'll let you know how it was resolved!

Thanks again,
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Finally the pool light problem has been solved! Chap came round from the pool shop and it turns out it was the fuse! So easily replaced and now hey presto it's working! Don't know how that it explains the light working intermittently tho! I'd have thought that once a fuse has blown the light could not have worked!?
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