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Deck Impressions Low-Voltage 45-Watt Transformer with Analog Timer

Discontinued Deck Impressions

Low-Voltage 45-Watt Transformer with Analog Timer

  • Offers four, six or eight hours of operation
  • Features weather-resistant materials for durability
  • Comes with a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty
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Product Overview

Use this quality 45-Watt transformer to convert 120-Volt AC household power to 12-Volt AC for powering your low-voltage landscape lighting systems and Deck Impressions brand railing systems. The transformer features multiple timer controls for 4 Hours, 6 Hours, or 8 Hours of operation, and an Auto control (will turn on at dusk and off at dawn by use of a photo eye). The transformer is UL Listed for outdoor use.

  • Durable polymeric construction with black finish
  • Weather resistant transformer and cord for outdoor mounting
  • Provides 45-Watt of output power for landscape fixtures and deck Impressions brand deck systems
  • Easy installation includes 6 ft. polarized cord and plug
  • Controlled by 4, 6, 8 hours side switch
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Exterior Lighting Accessory Type
Outdoor Lighting Features
Dusk to Dawn,Timer,Waterproof,Weather Resistant
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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

I have a old Malibu lighting system with 4 watt bulbs ( aprox) 10 lights. Will this unit work on this transformer ?

Asked by: Mark
Yes, I bought it for a similar system--4 watt bulbs and 10 lights.
Answered by: BowWow
Date published: 2016-04-20

Is this transformer compatible with the Malibu low voltage 8401-2604-01?

Asked by: Alohabob
Answered by: szrick
Date published: 2016-04-23

can i use this with a inside light switch to turn on or off

The patriot model from menards has to be reset if you cut the power with a switch, so you would have to go out and turn it on every time you turned the power off. I'm using the outdoor light switch to control this transformer. I need it to come on when I turn on the light and off as I turn the light off.
Asked by: ronron
I should note, in my reply above, if you elect to defeat the photo eye by covering it with black tape, you'll need to switch transformer to AUTO before plugging it into the switched outlet. If it is in any of the timer settings, it will turn off after the designated timer setting unless the switched outlet is turned off before the timer setting expires. Example: the timer setting is set at 4 hours and you turn on the switched outlet. The timer will turn the unit off after 4 hours. If you switch the outlet off and back on again, the timer resets for another 4 hour period before shutting the transformer off. If in the AUTO position, the unit will stay on until the switched outlet is switched off.
Answered by: szrick
Date published: 2016-04-11

Can I use this transformer on my Hampton Bay Lights which requires same same ?

I have Hampton Bays outdoor low-voltage lights which I thought you sold since HD owns them. I need a TDC #DA-45-12w-1 transformer. Can I use this particular transformer ?? Thank you ! Greg
Asked by: GreggersD
Answered by: szrick
Date published: 2016-03-04
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Customer Reviews

Low-Voltage 45-Watt Transformer with Analog Timer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product as described and fast shipping The transformer arrived quickly and performed as described. Do not overlook, as I did, that this transformer does not have a clock setting for on and off time. It has an eye that determines when the power is applied with settings for when to turn off - auto, 4 hrs, 6 hrs, or 8 hrs. Performs well to replace the Malibu transformer that came with the 6 light 4 volt set.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item and works like it was advertised. I replaced this timer wth an old one that came with a light set that had quite working. This one does the job and was reasonably priced. Recommend for anyone that needs a replacement for a 10 light set.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Replacement Transformer This item has the same model number as the original transformer that came with my landscape lights. The original lasted for an acceptable length of time until one day I touched it and it all fell apart. There are two reasons why I rated this so low. First, one of the screws for attaching the low voltage wire was stuck and broke off in the hole. I ended up having to drill the screw out. I bought a tiny replacement screw but try as I might, I couldn't get the wires to stay connected. I gave up trying to connect the wires as directed and purchased two small terminal ends, attached them to the wire, and then screwed these connectors to the prongs. No problems at all with this method. I certainly don't remember the original transformer having this many problems. It was the exact product that I wanted, otherwise I would've returned it. The only concern I have now is how long this will last. The description says it's not weather resistant which seems a bit weird for something that is supposed to be outside.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little landscape lighting Timer/Transformer Have changed to LED lamps in my landscape lighting. I can now use this low cost Timer/Transformer. This more then payed for the LED Lamps.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great budget transformer I bought this for my LED pool light, for which it works perfectly. I'm using the Emaux 2ZTN3 light/fixture that only draws about 8W of the available 45, so I still have room to add more later on! I've never had to clean the sensor and my pool light works from dusk till dawn without fail. I will point out that you should be mindful of your power needs. Most LED are not set up for AC voltage, but this one was.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great transformer for the money This 12volt AC 45watt transformer lights up my ten 4watt DC malibu accent lights just fine. I did not realize this unit puts out AC current and not DC. You need to be patient when first checking it out. The unit needs to be plugged in for several minutes before it will put out any power.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good to great for the price I ordered a few of these. The 12 volt supply gave much higher voltage to my LED yard lights. I am thinking about ordering some more for a front yard and side yard project this spring.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as expected. Lowest price I could find on this wattage of outside timer/photocell transformer. Worked as expected. Lowest price I could find on this wattage of outside timer/photocell transformer. Seemed to be constructed better than the original one it replaced.
Date published: 2013-03-12
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