12 V relays

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Anyone using them much? Favoring one type over another? Know of any better than the following?


    Vista has this one:

    http://www.vistapro.com/Product.aspx?ProdID=462&CatID=4&typeID=9

    http://www.vistapro.com/Files/inst/RM-150-Inst.pdf


    Unique has one called the Sequencer:

    http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/Sequencer.htm

    http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/sequencerinfo.pdf


    Nightscaping has had theirs the longest I think, called the Islander Relay:

    http://www.nightscaping.com/instructions/timers/islander_rely_inst.pdf
     
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have used the vista relay with positive results. I can't honestly speak to the quality of the others as I have not given them a tumble yet.
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've heard reports of some NS units failing with less than adequate voltage applied.

    So the Vista unit seems pretty robust?
     
  4. mudcat

    mudcat LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like poor install not bad product.
     
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well I don't know if robust is the word I would use, but I have used about 10 or so without any failures. So maybe.
     
  6. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    "gasp!" yet another Floridian making negative comments. Oh My!
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You're right. Sounds like it was installed outside the 10.5 V to 12 V specs.

    I was thinking about Murphy's talk about LEDs requiring less voltage input (or a greater range), and thinking that a relay that would operate at lower voltage might be useful.
     

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