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transformer not turning off

BrandonV

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Central NC
Guys I'm having a problem I've never had before, transformer is not turning off. Timer is working, and the photocell is working but the transformer just keeps going. any clue to why? it's not overloaded and none of the runs have more than 300v so I'm a bit perplexed.
 

klkanders

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Midwest
Correct me if I am wrong but the transformer will always be on unless something else is telling it to shut down like the timer, photocell or other controlling device.
I assume you have swapped out with new any of those items? :)
 
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BrandonV

BrandonV

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Central NC
1200w name escapes me at the moment, it was something the store wanted me to try instead of an alliance one. we had an alliance one in there first and it always had a real hum to it (fuse style) and it gave out after 1 year so we put this one in about a month ago.
 

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

LawnSite Platinum Member
Brandon, no offense man, but it is hard for us to help you diagnose this unit when you dont know its make, model, etc.

Does it have a control over-ride switch like Nightscaping and others use? This would by-pass the controls and leave the transformer on all the time.

Is it possible that the plug in controls you have installed are in fact faulty? What steps have you done to trouble shoot it?
 
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BrandonV

BrandonV

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Central NC
Yeah, I can unplug the photo cell or the timer. Still on, is there a fix? And why?
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Pro-Scapes

LawnSite Platinum Member
Pauls right sounds like a stuck relay I have seen it a few times especially on the bigger ones. It will stay on regardless of the photocell or timer operation.

You should replace it but the external timer would also remedy the situation. I really recomend you replace it.
 
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