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I want to buy a 300W Mabinu transformer and hook up maybe 5-6 50W spot lights.

You know the heavy transformer with a dial (timer) on it and it cost almost $100.

It says you have to put the transformer outdoors. Is there any reason I cannot put the transformer indoors?

Also the landscape voltage wire is DC low voltage, can you go run the wire into a crawlspace vent , thru the crawlspace, and out to another spot?? I have mostly concrete slab around the house and no dirt to bury the wires.
 

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I'm sure you can install the transformer inside. I have never seen it inside before but just make sure you keep space around the transformer. And yes you can run that wire how you want its fine.
 

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You can do anything you want, for sure, but should you install the transformer in the house? Absolutely not. Look more closely at the transformer and you'll likely see that it is only approved for exterior use/installation. It has to do with the type of wires and components used, but there are good reasons why it should not be installed inside.
 

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So I have to plug in the box on the backyard outlet and let the cord and box sit in the sun.

how long would that last...

I think I would try to put it behind a bush if the cord it comes with is long enough.
 

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I just want the 50W MR16 out there so I can light up my grill area. I choose the landscape lighting fixtures because they are weather proof already.

.. maybe I can get a 12V DC power supply from Ebay that supports up to 300W and probably not cost $100. I would want it indoors so I just flip it on before I go outside.

The MR16 works on DC or AC. Any ideas?
 
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