Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 82
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marshall heavy duty but rattling parts inside
I ordered this part online and had it shipped to my home. I was upgrading from a 150W supply that went out after a year. It was double boxed but when I opened it up, I heard some parts rattling around inside. I found it more convenient to take apart than ship it back and wait another week to receive a new one. After opening it, I found that there are four screws holding the transformer to the case. All four screws were loose and on two of them, the nut and star washer were completely off (and rattling inside the case). I put it all back together and everything seems fine. Not sure how all this happened but other than that issue, the product seems very heavy duty and I hope it lasts longer that the other transformer I was using. I wish the display would turn off after maybe 5 seconds and then come back on after a button press but oh well ( I guess I could cover it up and leave the photocell exposed). Mounted it to brick and I like a permanent install so I cut the plug off.
November 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by flperson Looks and works great so far
I recently installed this low voltag transformer and it is working (and looking) great so far. It was easy to install to the wall with 2 screws and easy to connect the low voltage wiring (with 2 other screws). The unit looks good (all black), makes no noise at all, and has worked properly since I installed it.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 81063 A premium product
I had and Intermatic timer before and it only lasted 5 short years. The Intermatic timer was all plastic. The Hampton Bay power pack is all metal.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Quality worth a few dollars more
Other brands were a bit less expensive, but this unit is built better and is more reliable/
December 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MNDOC Just what I needed
It's a pretty large casing (larger than the comparable 200W transformer it replaced) but installation was easy and it seems like it's very good quality. I got 6 years out of the previous one and this one seems like it should last far longer based on relative quality of materials. I'm also impressed with the light sensor - I use it to come on at dusk but it's in a location where the shrubs do tend to overgrow it by mid-summer, but the sensor is still working great (coming on when I want it). The red LED light is visible from quite a distance but it's not an issue for me with the location I have. You could always put some black electrical tape over it if necessary. Very happy with this purchase and the price and ease of buying was good.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biggie Good low-voltage transformer
This transformer replaced an existing one that became over run by ants, which seems to be a common problem with these things. Anyway, I had to relocate the two screws which the unit hangs from as the other one was of different width, but no big deal. I connected the wires and plugged it in. I've only had it for about 3 weeks and it is working fine. I like the large digital numbers which appear in the front so that you can set the time that the unit remains lit after it turns on. Another nice feature is the eye that senses the light intensity that triggers the unit to turn on the lights is located in the unit itself. Other ones I've had in the past had the sensor on a separate wire. Not a big thing but I prefer it that way. Happy with it so far. Just hope the ants can't crack this one.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dizaved Decent so far
I am still evaluating this timer (it's been 3 weeks) but so far it is working pretty well. I have it set with the photosensor so that it comes on automatically at dusk and then the timer is set to shut off 8 hours later. This timer is mainly triggered with the photosensor so if you can't use it in that sense then you may want to look at a more manual setting one. Like in my front yard I have one of my landscape lights pointing near the that timer so that would not be the scenario to use a photosensor timer device.
It has one set of terminals so you would have to double up multiple lines off of just that one. I have two separate wires hooked up. It is a bit bulky and has some weight to it.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Quality Transformer
I purchased this transformer partially based upon other reviewers comments. I offer the following comments of my own. The transformer is well protected as it is encased in steel and provides a weather resistant hinged access door to the controls. The user controls provide me the flexibility to operate our lighting from dusk to dawn or from dusk to a series of preset times. I found this unit to be easy to install during our lighting installation. In addition, this 200-watt unit is easy to operate and is a great value. I recommend this product.
May 26, 2015