Hanging Transformer in garage.

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Does the NEC have anything to say about hanging a transformer in a garage? I usually hang them outside to disipate heat. Customer wants it in the garage though. Some of the Torroids run pretty cool, but don't know if it is allowed. Any thoughts?
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    I believe it all comes down to the rating / listing by the manufacturer. Some transformers specify for outdoor use only. Check with your transformer manufactuer, and if allowed, then be sure to make all your wire that travels through the structure is done to code.
  3. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    As James said, it will indicate on the transformer whether it's for indoor use or not. The one issue you will have is the penetration of the wall. All of the runs must be in conduit where they enter the building.
  4. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    My transformers can go in a garage. And rest assured that if properly wired it will not kill you or your customers!!
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Does Unique sell Torroids?
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    I never have nor do I look forward to even thinking about mounting a trans inside. For the northern boys it might be a better options.

    Poses a service issue... client has to be home. We generally try to place transformers in areas that it will not cause a visual disturbance. I have seen them screwed to siding right next to the front door or even hung directly from trees. Inside I am sure looks great but if your going to do it make SURE the thing is safe and done properly. I just assume hang it outside on the utility side of the home.

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