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Old 04-11-2014, 10:59 PM
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Unique demo kit transformer

Does anyone know if the transformer that comes with a Unique Demo Kit can be used normally or is it somehow internally wired only for demo kit use ?
(I have a chance to buy one.)
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:43 AM
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Transformers for Unique's demo kits are normal, off the shelf transformers.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:08 AM
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Transformers for Unique's demo kits are normal, off the shelf transformers.
Lite Headed: From looking at other posts of yours, you seem to be acquainted with Unique.

The seller (not a lighting guy) sent me a couple pics but he didn't understand what I was looking for (the lug bar). All that he showed was a number of wires inside that were wire nutted together. I'm trying to determine whether this transformer will be of normal permanent use to me.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:22 AM
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I worked for Unique and for a Unique disributor in the the past. There are quick connects on pigtails attached to the different taps. You will need to remove the pigtails from the lugs with the allen wrench and you're all set for a permanent installation. It may be a wired transformer and not have lugs hence the wire nuts? (the ones I worked with were all lugged)
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:17 AM
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Thanks. I guess I'll have to get my hands on it before buying it just to be assured on the lug bar. It's an 840, bigger than I ever use because I'm all LED, but it was a good buy. Actually it's the whole demo kit most of which I don't need.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:49 PM
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Lite Headed and others: It turns out that the pigtails were wired directly into the transformer. There was no lug bar. The label in the transformer had a build date of 2006. The whole demo kit is still available from the seller in Ohio.
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I prefer pigtails. Back in the day attaching multiple 10g runs directly to pig tails was all the rage
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I also preferred the pig tails. It made wiring easier.
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