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Deck Impressions

Model 98042-045TFM

Internet #203479874

Low-Voltage 45-Watt Transformer with Analog Timer

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

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Yes, I bought it for a similar system--4 watt bulbs and 10 lights.
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Yes. This transformer will power incandescent, halogen, and LED landscape lighting fixtures. It will also power LED deck balusters and other exterior LED products. It has been written by some that AC transformers are not for LED lights. That is a misstatement of the truth. Todays exterior LED fixtures are complete with rectifier circuitry to allow AC power sources such as this transformer.
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Is this transformer compatible with the Malibu low voltage 8401-2604-01?

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The Malibu 8401-2604-01 light is a 12 volt DC LED light. . There are installations using this transformer with this light and they are working. Some items to consider when using this transformer. It will power LED's however its output is AC and LED's wants DC power. I have installed over 50 of these transformers in a variety of LED applications over the past 7 years and they are working fine. items to Read More
The Malibu 8401-2604-01 light is a 12 volt DC LED light. . There are installations using this transformer with this light and they are working. Some items to consider when using this transformer. It will power LED's however its output is AC and LED's wants DC power. I have installed over 50 of these transformers in a variety of LED applications over the past 7 years and they are working fine. items to consider: 1) LED's will not be as bright with AC power as they will with DC power. 2) Some LED fixtures do not have reverse voltage protection so AC power could shorten the LED life. Maybe from 20-years to 15 years, for example. Read Less
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can i use this with a inside light switch to turn on or off

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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.
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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Basically, the answer is yes. If you plan never to use the timer settings or dusk-to-dawn (Auto) settings, you can mount it in a garage or outdoors with the photo eye covered with black tape (defeat the photocell). Then, you can connect it to a switched outlet and it will turn on and off by the switched outlet. Keep in mind, if you decide you want to use the timer settings or dusk-to-dawn setting, you'll Read More
Basically, the answer is yes. If you plan never to use the timer settings or dusk-to-dawn (Auto) settings, you can mount it in a garage or outdoors with the photo eye covered with black tape (defeat the photocell). Then, you can connect it to a switched outlet and it will turn on and off by the switched outlet. Keep in mind, if you decide you want to use the timer settings or dusk-to-dawn setting, you'll need to mount the unit outdoors away from ambient light as intended and remove the covering over the photocell so the unit can sense daylight/darkness. Read Less
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Can I use this transformer on my Hampton Bay Lights which requires same same ?

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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
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't work out of the box. The timer is well made, but the photoelectric eye did not work. This was the third Timer that I had bought to replace the first one that had the same defect. The timers were returned and I received full credit, but it was very inconvenient having to pick-up, install, and return due to the same defect. It's obvious that the manufacturer has no quality control and Home Depot would do its self a big favor by not marketing this product. April 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good product This transformer is very good. However I would like to be able to adjust the start and stop times with a timer and this unit does not allow that. I would also like to be able to turn it on during the day to be able to check out my lighting but this unit also does not permit that. April 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Works Connection point of 1 side of 12 V wire did not work correctly. Would not screw in properly. Had to break it off and solder connection. Works fine this way but since it is not offered in store or a similar item I could not get a replacement and needed immediately. Store did not have similar product which I have found with Home Depot in the past also. March 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy setup This transformer is really easy to setup and great for dusk to dawn landscape lighting. September 8, 2015
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