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Author Topic: PUM01 w/ malibu lights  (Read 19698 times)

spicolie

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PUM01 w/ malibu lights
« on: April 04, 2005, 05:53:05 PM »

Hey folks,
I am looking to implement a PUM01 w/ my
already install Malibu light system and
Active Home Pro eventually, but haven't
even gotten that far yet. Feel sort of
silly, but I pluged the wire that goes
straight to the lights themselves to the
PUM01 and got a no go... I completely
bypassed the Malibu power unit. I have been
diggin around the web trying to find an
example of how to properly implement it but
to no avail. Any resources/ diagrams,
tutorials on how to use the PUM01 properly
with a Malibu system?
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Brian H

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Re: PUM01 w/ malibu lights
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 07:08:46 PM »

Since the PUM01 has a set of low voltage dry
contacts, no power will come out of the
terminals on it. I believe that type of lamp
is a low voltage type and the power supply
for it is needed.
If at all possible look at the label on the
original power supply and see if it gives
the voltage and current it supplies to the
lights. The module is good for 5 Amps at 24
Volts DC or 100 VA at 30 Volts AC. If the
output is over 30 Volts AC or DC don't try
this module as described below. If you have
any questions on the ratings and want to
post them first, that will be good.
If they are a low voltage type. Try this.
Connect one of the lamps wires to the power
unit and one to the PUM01. Connect a piece
of wire from the other terminal of the
original power supply and the other
connection on the PUM01. Set the module to
Continous and pick if you want the sounder
also to turn on. The original power supply
will have to be ON for the lights to work
through the PUM01.
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coder since cp290

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Re: PUM01 w/ malibu lights
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005, 08:40:58 PM »

Use an Applicace module on the transformer
itself, and pull all the little "on-off"
plugs from the timer.

Been working for me for over a decade with a
malibu transformer.  You don't was the
transformer connected 24/7.
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Brian H

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Re: PUM01 w/ malibu lights
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005, 09:12:40 PM »

Yes. Actually an Appliance Module would be a
cleaner solution as coder since cp290 said.
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spicolie

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Re: PUM01 w/ malibu lights
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005, 11:23:39 PM »

I guess that's what buying a kit without
extensive research will get me. But the
solution souds like it has been tried and
true, so I fel happy with that! Many thanks
folks!
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