muli tap exterior lighting transformer - why multi tap ?

ritelec

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

Thank you.
 

Fulthrotl

~~Please excuse the mess. Sig under construction~~
got it.... thank you...
yup. voltage drop. i've got about a 200' loop i'm putting in 12VDC, feeding 3 dozen
LED uplights, that go flush in pavers. 1.5" diameter.... i'm using #10 wire, and
they are only 1.2 watts each, on a 300 watt power supply.
 

kwired

Electron manager
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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