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Old 09-22-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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can a new low voltage transformer be shorted out ,mine worked for about 5 minutesd then it went out ,and now has no power at all

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can a new low voltage transformer be shorted out ,mine worked for about 5 minutesd then it went out ,and now has no power at all

Yeah it can shorted out if the secondary side connections have short circuit it will overheat the transfomer and most small transfomer useally are self protected but not always the case.

What this transfomer is used for ??

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transformer is used for gas light conversion kit 110 to 24 v
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transformer is used for gas light conversion kit 110 to 24 v
Check the conductors on the 24 volt side to make sure they are not kinked or nicked or anything that can cause a shortcircuit it don't useally take much to short out a low voltage transfomer you have there.

Also what the transfomer rating is as well due some case you may have wrong transfomer size. What the wattage of the bulbs itself ?

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Yup could just be a simple case of overloading
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