View Full Version : Hemmoroidal transformers

04-13-2006, 10:00 AM
Are the claims bonafide regarding their superiority to traditional transformers or just marketing hype to gain a competitive edge?:rolleyes:

04-14-2006, 07:26 PM
I would think if the transformer was warrantied for life that the the only benefit or savings would be to the homeowner for efficiency at the meter. Watts is watts. What do others think?

04-20-2006, 07:11 AM
The best transformers I have seen to date are the CAST Brand Transformers. Beastly, reliable, and easy to service. Anyone who uses them or has used them know. Check them out @ Cast-Lighting.com.

Good Luck!

desert night light
04-20-2006, 10:28 PM
Yes I concur, MDL makes a good transformer

04-23-2006, 08:43 AM
Not as Good as Nightscaping.

desert night light
04-23-2006, 10:34 AM
Fustats are numero uno

desert night light
04-29-2006, 02:17 AM
sounds painful.

04-29-2006, 11:40 AM
I don't understand why some people think that a fuse is better than a breaker. If it were better, don't you think that we would still have fuses in our homes?

desert night light
04-29-2006, 06:32 PM
I was kidding about the fuses. It's as old fashioned as the owner of Nightscaping. Time has certainly passed the company by. Dinosaurs are the word around here.

04-29-2006, 07:22 PM
Anybody have a mdl transformer near by? Load up one breaker and tell me at what amperage did it trip from overload. I bet its 30-32 amps. Do I smell Fire?
A fustat is a readable saftey fuse. I can tell if its overloaded or shorted. Very safe.The safest.

desert night light
04-29-2006, 08:17 PM
true but the amperage on a typical dead short is way higher than 32 amps and the mag breaker will trip instantaneous. As for overloads (between 25-30 amps)
show me a case study that documents damage, fire, etc. that was caused by an overloaded magnetic breaker protected transformer? Are you a Nightscaping representative? They are about the only ones left these days who are touting the benefits of fuses. I don't get the phone calls to replace fuses that seemingly burned out for no reason. Try loading the recommended limit 250 watts on a Nightscaping transformer. that's a 20 amp load. You will be getting call backs and be running all over town replacing fuses. At least you can get 300 watts from a magnetic breaker. You are lucky to get 200 on a fuse protected Nightscaping relic. mag breakers are clearly a better value. how's this for safety. Take a bunched up ball of tin foil and shove it where the fuse goes. Then load 500 watts on a 250w transformer and watch what happens. Pretty scary , No primary thermal or magnetic breaker. Get out the weenies and marshmallows.