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Old 07-12-2013, 09:01 PM
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Portfolio power pack

I have two power packs from lowes that will not turn on automatically now. They are only 2 months old. They are the 200W packs. What should I do? They will turn on if I manually turn them on but the photo eye will not respond.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:48 PM
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What is a power pack? Is that the thing you guys use to blow off the grass clippings from sidewalks? ..... not sure why they need a photocell
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:56 PM
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:37 PM
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Those photocells are cheaper than dirt. It's easier to replace the whole transformer than mess with the photocell. On second thought, buy a real transformer and be done with it.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:44 PM
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Portfolio power pack

You think lowes will take the two transformers back? You think I need the receipt?
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:12 PM
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If you bought them, and installed them for a paying client, you should have the receipts in your files. Dig around your shoe box, find the receipt and take them back. Then return to your client with the money and a business card of a local lighting professional. Apologize to them for trying to do something you have no knowledge of, and hope that your reputation as a landscaper is not damaged.

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:43 PM
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Portfolio power pack

These were installed At my personal house actually.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:21 PM
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Are you a home owner DIY'er ?
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:41 PM
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Only on landscape lighting. My company does professional landscape and lawn care.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:02 PM
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clay---- It's not that we don't try to be helpful on this forum but it is hard to answer questions about less-than-professional equipment. You should understand our thinking about your question on this professional lighting forum. It would be the same as a guy coming on the Lawn Care forum and asking what to do about the $79 push mower that he bought at Lowe's and it won't start after only two months.

Trying to be more helpful here: You should consider buying a transformer(s) from a manufacturer or distributor who supplies lighting professionals.
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