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08-04-2008, 11:34 PM
I want to use my Jandy Aqualink pool automation system to add low voltage lighting. I have unused auxiliary ports to do this, but I am unsure how to add 12 VAC standard outdoor low voltage wireing to this 24VAC output. The link to the automation system is below. Can anyone assist me in tapping into this control unit? Thank you


The Lighting Geek
08-04-2008, 11:47 PM
you need to use a 24 volt relay to switch the 120v to your transformer. it would be best to have dedicated circuit in the power center of your pool controller to power your lighting system. it must have GFI protection as well.

Mark B
08-04-2008, 11:54 PM
Hey geek I think you forgot the kitchen sink on your list??

The Lighting Geek
08-04-2008, 11:57 PM
i do have a warped sense of humor don't I?

08-05-2008, 06:28 PM
The Jandy power center already has relay switches for adding devices (both 120V and 24V) Page 4 of the document referenced below has a picture of the wiring details. I am unsure whether I can directly connect a 12V set of lights to the 24V output of the relay switch. Do I need a stepdown of some sort to 12V. Is it easier for me to run a 120V circuit off the relay and use an external transformer? The link to the document is below:


Chris J
08-05-2008, 06:43 PM
dprestip, Just have the electrician pull a circuit from one of the available blanks (breaker location) and install a receptacle right beside the aqua link box. Then all you need to do is plug in a regular 12v transformer and your all set. The homeowners remote can then be programmed for one of the auxiliary buttons. Easy stuff.