Weatherproof Low Voltage transformer Hardwired

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  1. Apr 24, 2008 #1

    vistav

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    This is really a product question I guess. I am having trouble locating something (which may not exist).

    I would like to hardwire a small 12V Transformer on to an existing "switched but empty" receptacle box on the (unprotected) exterior of my house. Is there such a product that is weatherproof, can be hardwired to a switched receptacle, mounted to the exterior wall at the receptacle, and will transform 110v to 12v AC? Oh, it should have a built in timer too....
     
  2. Apr 25, 2008 #2

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    yep.
    Check your local big box home improvement center for replacement low voltage outdoor lighting transformers.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2008 #3

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    You think the local big box will have something that hardwires, n a weather proof manner, to a single gang box? All I have seen there is plug in models. I'll check again.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2008 #4

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    Yes, what you are looking for is included in most non-solar powered lawn/garden lighting sets (timer and all).
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 #5

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    I have in the past found 12v transformers that would serve your purpose, but that's been a long while ago. You may find such in a full-blown electrical store. What I also have done from time to time is the mounting of a device in a steel or aluminum box which I sealed for weathertightness. I used gaskets, O-rings, sealing sprays, etc. to do so. I home-built an outdoor 12v power supply with an electric eye and relay which has been controlling garden lights for over 20 years without fail.
     
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