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Old 05-08-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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I am trying to install a low voltage system. I already have an older 200 watt transformer. It has 4 terminals (2 Load, 2 COM), and a High/Lo switch. I can't find any manual or instructions on how to connect this, because all the new transformers only have three terminals. How do I connect my wire to this? Do I need to use all 4 terminals? What is the High/Lo switch for? Am I supposed to run one wire from two of the terminals, and come back and connect the other end of the wire to the other terminals?
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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Try out one fixture before doing a permanent installation. You'll connect one of the wires to the load and one to the common. The Hi-Lo switch is probably a switch to go from 12 volts to +/- 14 volts- not a big deal. Make sure the transformer has a built in circuit breaker or fuses and that the transformer gets plugged into a GFI outlet. Keep the total wattage about 10% below the transformer rating.
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