Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 111
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by harbrown didnt last 6 months
got mine in Nov 2013, stopped working in march 2014. Brought back to home depot - of course i dont have a receipt - and becuase of that i need to send to malibu for warranty of 1 yr. home depot would exchange under 90days with receipt. bottom line, you are risking defect - save receipt and be prepared to pay shipping to malibu for warranty. someone please comment if you know of a brand thats any good, i use 4 of these to run my lights. i am tired of the junk !!!!!
April 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CCPUT Won't last long!
I am now on my 3rd Malibu Low Voltage Transformer and it just went out at just under 2 years. Warranty is 1 year. Will see if I can find the receipt and maybe the Credit Card will double the warranty. None of the units I have bought have lasted past 2 years. Now the unit just stays ON and won't turn the lights OFF even when turned into the OFF position.
Malibu Transformers are basically worthless but I think that is all Home Depot carries.
February 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alan No battery - have to keep resetting clock
Here I am looking for a replacement after this one lasted maybe two years. Not buying Malibu again for sure. The worst thing next to a heavy transformer dying that quickly after powering ONE 35W light is the shoddy way the clock is built. With no battery to backup the time during a power failure, it frequently needs to be reset by messing with tiny, hard-to-press buttons. You'll hate this one after your first power failure when you have to spend time resetting the clock AND on/off times. I'm going back to an old style rotary dial with plastic on/off pins. This one is junk.
October 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stteve Worthless
Don't waste your time or money on Malibu landscape lighting transformers. Bought the smaller unit and it lasted six months. Bought the larger 200 watt unit a week ago but saved my receipt this time. I needed it too. The last purchase went out after six nights Taking this one back for another better rated brand, even if I have to order it - rather than picking it off the shelf.
September 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeM Only one on-off period
My last 200W Malibu had the old, familiar plastic clock face with movable pegs for setting the on-off periods. It came with two sets of pegs so you could have the lights come on in the evening, go off at midnight or so, then back on for a while in the early morning hours. The new digital version has lots of options, but only allows one on-off period. To accomplish what I am used to, I'll have to install a timer between the power and the transformer. Don't product developers ever use their own products? I've had good luck with Malibu transformers, but I could have done without the digital clock (that you can hardly read in the daylight) and wish they would not have eliminated the additional time period.
May 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BlaBlaBla Expensive but good.!
Easy to install. Heavy and bulky looking. Good for either indoor or outdoor.
multi-function. You can set auto, time or timer. A little bit expensive. Good product, will
recommend to anyone.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donkim42 Great product
Easy to install,love the methods of turning on and off
April 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TimF Old one lasted about 2 years so had to buy a new one.
I bought this same transformer approximately 3 years ago and in less than 2 years it became intermittant in its operation. I first noticed that the magnet holding the cover closed came out and no longer held the door closed, so I put a strap around the door to hold it closed. In just under 2 years the transformer began losing its settings periodically. I also found that the push buttons became very hard to depress to reset the timer. In a little over 2 years the timer function stopped working altogether so I bought a new transformer of the same type a few weeks ago. It appears the magnet design has been improved, the timer pushbuttoms are much easier to depress and the transformer has been working fine so far.
March 25, 2014