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Old 03-27-2015, 12:42 PM
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Nightscaping T-500-SS transformers

I removed two Nightscaping T-500-SS transformers for a client. I was thinking of installing them in my yard or selling them. I understand that Nightscaping is out of business and the fuses are no longer available.

Do these units have any value or are they worth installing in my yard since I have them?

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Old 03-27-2015, 01:58 PM
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They really don't have any resale value once installed. Use them at your residence, or donate for a charity project. Craigslist might get you a few bucks.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:32 PM
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The fuses pictured are readily available.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:43 PM
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That's good to know. The manager of landscape supply store told me the fuses were no longer available.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:55 PM
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Fustats are available almost any hardware store, electrical supply house, big box store. They are not exclusive to Nightscaping transformers. Those transformers are pretty good --- once considered state of the art. Don't throw them away.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:14 PM
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We used nightscaping almost exclusively for a number of years until they went out of business (I believe the founder and proprietor passed away and despite his wife's attempts, the business was more than she could hold on to). We now use FX almost exclusively.

The fuses are still readily available almost anywhere as mentioned.

Those are both good solid transformers - I am currently using nightscaping transformers at my own residence that I got the same way you have, with great success.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:57 PM
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Nightscaping was great. Those transformers are still good. I would reuse them. Fuses are cheap.
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To be precise. Those are S25 Fustats. Buss is the largest manufacturer of those types of fustats and they are available at better electrical supply shops. Do not try to install a type D, P, or any other typical fuse into the socket. The S25 Fustat has a tapered thread and a tapered base. Any other type of fuse will strip the fustat socket.

Fustats are unique in that they provide diagnostic ability of a failure. If the tab is broken, they has been an short in the circuit. If the spring is collapsed there has been an overload on the circuit.

I still have well over 1000 Nightscaping PowerCenters installed in the field and working flawlessly. I used them right up until they were no longer available. I just received a dozen S25 Fustats to refill my service kit for another season.... Truly a great transformer that was way ahead of its time when Bill introduced them.
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