Help on long run?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by ParkerLawn, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. ParkerLawn

    ParkerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 517

    I have a new job that there is a fountain in the middle of the yard that the shortest distance is about 175ft. There will be 2 spots on the fountain but is this too long of a run? It will be a total of 70 watts on 12/2.
  2. NightScenes

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

    What is the voltage on the secondary of the transformer? The way I figure it, you can make it work with #10 awg cable. I used your 175' for the first fixture and added 20' for the second. If you use the 14v tap, and split the run in the middle, you should have about 11.5 volts at the fixtures. This is assuming that you have 14 volts on the 14 volt tap. Since I don't know what you really have, I have to just work with these numbers. I hope this works for you.

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