Portfolio Low Voltage Wiring Diagram
The purpose of this manual is to provide you with a precise step by step method of designing and installing low voltage landscape lighting this manual will take you through fixture choice bulb selection wire sizing fixture installation using the hub method transformer selection and a reference section.
Portfolio low voltage wiring diagram. For use with spt 3 spt 2 underground low energy circuit outdoor type cable minimum 25 in. This is an easy way to eliminate voltage drop. The low voltage cable not included approximately 2 in and strip about 3 4 in. Voltage drop is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to wiring low voltage systems.
Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is a big impact diy project. Run the wire into the trench until you reach your first light. Before plugging the transformer in dig a 3 inch 7 5 cm deep trench along the wire s length and bury it in the ground. The looping wiring method is a loop run of low voltage cable with fixtures connected to the power pack by looping the low voltage cable back to the terminal blocks.
Then attach the wire to the transformer s terminal screws. How to wire waterproof connections for low voltage landscape lighting duration. Twist each side of wire so the copper is not frayed. How to wire low voltage landscape lighting with wiring diagram duration.
Make sure not to cross the wires when rouging them back to the terminal blocks. Attach the wire to each light fixture. However if you accidentally cut your wire you will have to re install your lights all over again. Because the wires are low voltage you won t be harmed.
And since it s low voltage lighting it s safe to use and install even for beginners. Make sure not to cross the wires when rouging them back to the terminal blocks. Many low voltage light fixtures use quick connectors to make this process simple. Using the correct gauge cable is essential for obtaining proper lighting performance.
The looping wiring method is a loop run of low voltage cable with connected to the power pack by looping the low voltage cable back to the terminal blocks. This is an easy way to eliminate voltage drop. Aim for 8 12 deep the deeper the better so you don t accidentally chop your wire while digging or planting. Outdoor lighting can be used to illuminate paths steps and dark zones plus it can add artfully dramatic emphasis to your yard s best features.