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vinny186

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This transformer is to be connected to some LED strip lights which will be controlled by a Lutron digital timer in a one gang (old construction) box in the wall and I'd like to install it just below the timer. I was at HD and their single gang OC electrical boxes aren't deep enough to hold the transformer (I need about 3 3/4") and they don't sell any double or triple boxes for OC. It seems like 99% of all the electrical boxes they sell are for new construction.
 

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Google is your answer, lots.

If the transformer connections are in your existing, and just the LV is from the transformer, all you need is a plaster ring or a LV box, which any of the big boxes have.
 

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The box is probably uglier than the transformer. I would just mount it on the wall, perhaps even with Velcro
 

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HD is the only place near me and the only LV box they have for OC is 3 gang. I'll try a new construction box and see if i can screw it to the stud at an angle
 

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The back looks like the front, it's about an inch thick. I decided to buy a deep, 2 gang box and try to screw it into the stud at an angle or use my non-trusty 90 degree drill attachment.
 

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I keep thinking that it doesn't need to sit on a jbox. That's why I asked to see the back. Please correct me if I am wrong.
 

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It has two plastic tabs with holes at either end which are meant for attaching to a piece of wood for example but I want it completely hidden within a box in the wall.
 

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Yes. It has 4 wires - neutral and hot and a black and red wire that go to the light strip.
 

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I’ve done several kit with led under counter lighting. In each case I had access in the basement to mount them up in the joists.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions:) I should have it finished this week and I'll post pics!
 
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