muli tap exterior lighting transformer - why multi tap ?

ritelec

Senior Member
Location
Jersey
Looking at exterior transformers rated 12-22 v. why the higher taps up to 22v?
Voltage drop? heavily loaded circuit runs ???

Thank you.
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
Looking at exterior transformers rated 12-22 v. why the higher taps up to 22v?
Voltage drop? heavily loaded circuit runs ???

Thank you.
Though LED's probably aren't as bad, voltage drop on incandescent/halogen lamps in the past could result in brighter lamps close to the supply and dimmer lamps at the end of the run, especially on only 12 volt systems whether you used boost taps or not. Of course lamps at supply end of run also ended up having shorter life.
 
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