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Old 08-05-2015, 06:27 AM
AsaStump AsaStump is offline
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voltage help

Can anyone help explain why I have a 14 volt reading on the end of a run on 10 LEDS that are hookup up in the 12 volt tap? 200 ft 12/2 from transformer to 10 led fixtures daisy chained with the 16 gauge 25 ft leads attached. They are 5,4, and 3 watts Thanks
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:25 AM
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1. check the voltage directly from the voltage tap on the transformer to verify it is outputting 12 volts.

2. Make sure your volt meter is on the right setting (AC).

Do you have a multi-tap transformer? Perhaps the 14 volt tap lead coming off the core was mis-wired to the 12v terminal instead of the 14v terminal.

Note unlike halogen lights that need to be between 10.5-12 volts, most LEDs will operate fine at 14 volts (depending on the manufacturer). For example most VOLT LEDs will operate the same anywhere between 9-15 volts.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:54 AM
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I appreciate the help...turns out the volt meter was giving the wrong readings. I figured it was something small
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:38 AM
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Glad it was easy. Feel free to call our dedicated contractor support line anytime for any questions. Open 7 days a week. 8am-8pm M-F and 10-6 Sat and Sun. The dedicated contractor support line is exclusively for contractors and not published on our website. I will PM it to you.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:18 PM
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Get yourself a Fluke multi-meter w/amp probe. It's the best tool you will ever own besides a good wire tracer/locator....... Quality tools will pay for themselves quickly!
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