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Author Topic: 12V Malibu Landscape Lighting Question  (Read 12626 times)

tim pickering

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12V Malibu Landscape Lighting Question
« on: August 17, 2005, 11:07:54 PM »

  Has anyone any experiance or suggestions
on connecting 120Vac to 12Vdc tranformer
for landscape lighting? It is connected to
outside 120Vac outlet (GFI type). I was
told modules and/or outlets would not work
through or past GFI circuits. The only way
I see to make it work is replace the GFI
outlet with a X10 outlet. Any suggestions...

Thanks in advance, ...Tim
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Charles Sullivan

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Re: 12V Malibu Landscape Lighting Question
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 12:01:02 AM »

I have 5 landscape lighting transformers
actuated with X10 Appliance Modules.  They're
all plugged into GFI protected outlets and
all have been running satisfactorally for 8
years.

I understand there is some newer type of
recepticle safety protectors - can't remember
the name - which may block X10 signals.
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JimC

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Re: 12V Malibu Landscape Lighting Question
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005, 06:26:33 AM »

I to have my landscape lighting plugged into
an appliance module and that is plugged into
a GFI outlet. It has been working fine for
many years.

Jim
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Re: 12V Malibu Landscape Lighting Question
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2005, 10:00:20 AM »

Followup on my previous response: The new <BR>type of recepticle safety device I mentioned
is the AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter).
See: http://members.tripod.com/~masterslic/afci.html

[roger1818: Fixed broken link]
« Last Edit: June 21, 2006, 12:36:03 PM by roger1818 »
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