Installing low voltage lighting from 24VAC pool automation system

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by dprestip, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. dprestip

    dprestip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I want to use my Jandy Aqualink pool automation system to add low voltage lighting. I have unused auxiliary ports to do this, but I am unsure how to add 12 VAC standard outdoor low voltage wireing to this 24VAC output. The link to the automation system is below. Can anyone assist me in tapping into this control unit? Thank you
  2. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    you need to use a 24 volt relay to switch the 120v to your transformer. it would be best to have dedicated circuit in the power center of your pool controller to power your lighting system. it must have GFI protection as well.
  3. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Hey geek I think you forgot the kitchen sink on your list??
  4. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    i do have a warped sense of humor don't I?
  5. dprestip

    dprestip LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    The Jandy power center already has relay switches for adding devices (both 120V and 24V) Page 4 of the document referenced below has a picture of the wiring details. I am unsure whether I can directly connect a 12V set of lights to the 24V output of the relay switch. Do I need a stepdown of some sort to 12V. Is it easier for me to run a 120V circuit off the relay and use an external transformer? The link to the document is below:
  6. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,843

    dprestip, Just have the electrician pull a circuit from one of the available blanks (breaker location) and install a receptacle right beside the aqua link box. Then all you need to do is plug in a regular 12v transformer and your all set. The homeowners remote can then be programmed for one of the auxiliary buttons. Easy stuff.

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