.5 voltage regulation tolerance

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by High Performance Lighting, May 16, 2007.

  1. High Performance Lighting

    High Performance Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    from So Cal
    Posts: 326

    You should strive to engineer a "Tight" system . What is a "Tight" system. I don't know I just made it up. But I'd like to make it mean having no greater than a .5 volt difference between any given fixture of an entire system with all voltages falling within a 11.2-11.6 volt range.

    You are probably saying to yourself How can I guarantee this precision
    when all multi tap transformers are wound with 1 volt output increments. 12-13-14-15 etc.

    Well I'm not at liberty to tell you right now how to guarantee this each and every project. But I will tell you it is possible and I am doing it.
     
  2. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Spider splices with all lamp leads of equal length?
     
  3. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,829

    Mike,
    Why such a tight guideline? I sometimes purposely design a system to have significantly less voltage at end fixtures for ambiance and longevity of lamps (as long as the lamps are incandescent)
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,829

    High Peformance Lighting= HPL
    High Peformance Liquor =HPL

    Mike, Get off the sauce!
     
  5. High Performance Lighting

    High Performance Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    from So Cal
    Posts: 326


    I don't use incandescant lamps and halogens perform and last longer running at these voltages. Furthemore I'm an anal retentive perfectionist.
     
  6. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    No, tonight your a trip! You wanna read your last post and re-spell that for me? I don't understand it.
     
  7. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,829

    never mind I got it
     
  8. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 805

    This would only provide a 1 volt or under variance, he said .5 volt or less for the entire system. I guess will have to wait and buy the book????
     
  9. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,829

    You guys need to figure out grammar: periods, commas and so forth. Your statements can mean two or three different things without the proper punctuation! I can't figure it out.
     
  10. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 805

    Wow, I took the dog out and I had to check right back in on this one. I thought we would just be talking about wire prices again tonight. I guess I can set the alarm clock and check back later.
     

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