Longer indoor controller power cords and transformers?

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  1. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    indeed, i will have to use an outdoor controller in these situations. good point. however, This will work fine, being its already mounted and wired up etc. not pulling it back off, lol.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    I found a useful item for some controller installs - wall warts with built-in line cords. They made it easy to install in very-old basements where the only outlet might be on a ceiling fixture.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    never heard of them, but will look into it. thanks for the info
     
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    If it's a Pro-C you do not have to pull it off the wall. Just take the cover off the power connect box, 2 screws. It will take less time to do this than splice the 2 wires and look better. But what ever works for you.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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    I also saved the extra old-style wallwarts that had no output cords (screw terminals instead) and used thermostat wire to connect the dots.
     
  6. grassman177

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    i actually ended up using a power cord extender, behind the shelving. Im not ashamed. i tidied it up and zip tied it nicely. was hoping to just find a longer cord for indoor controllers though. just would be easier overall imo
     
  7. hunterpreferred

    hunterpreferred LawnSite Member
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    We splice 18 gauge 3 strand wire in these situations
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  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    wire nuts or electrical tape for the splices?
     

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