Model # 8100-0200-01

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Malibu Low-Voltage 200-Watt Digital Transformer


Low-Voltage 200-Watt Digital Transformer

  • Use with 120-volt standard household plugs
  • 200 watt rating to accommodate your landscape lighting needs
  • Includes modes for timer, clock, and remote photo eye
$67.47 /each

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Product Overview

Supply electricity to your landscape lighting system with this DIY-friendly Malibu Low-Voltage Outdoor 200-Watt Digital Transformer. This power pack transformer also functions to reduce the standard 120-Volt household current to a safer 12 VAC.

  • Durable, heavy-duty metal construction
  • Use with 120-Volt standard household plugs and compatible low-voltage lights
  • 200-Watt rating to accommodate your landscape lighting needs
  • Includes modes for timer, clock, and remote photo eye with 5 ft. of cable
  • Water-resistant housing and weather-resistant cable
  • Self-sealing cable with insulated stranded copper wire
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Multi-function
  • Warning-not suitable for use with Malibu low-voltage submersible floodlight model 8301-9501-01
  • DIY installation with plug-in power cord
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Customer Questions & Answers

Setting the timer

My clock goes from 4 am to 9 am without anything inbetween. Also, I get times of 4:92 and 4:99. Any ideas?
Asked by: Trice

HOW do you run 2 separate lines from this unit?

I saw in previous Q&A that you can run two separate lines... however, I think there is only 1 spot for them to attach to the transformer. How do you properly connect the second line?
Asked by: Gretchen
You would need to just place the 2 sets of wires in the same terminals or look at our 600W transformer which has multiple terminal sets. Thank You Malibu
Answered by: MalibuSupport
Date published: 2016-04-14

Photo cell vs timer setting

Do I understand correctly that you can set the lights to come on and off (dawn to dusk) using the photo cell setting? However, you can also turn the lights on and off in 2,4,6 etc hour increments using the timer, in which case you would not need to use the photo cell. Is this accurate?
Asked by: Sneezy
My advice is skip the timer and chore of changing as the seasons change and go with the photocell. It has worked great for me for several years.
Answered by: atridim
Date published: 2017-01-03

for how many lights is this transformer?

Asked by: Anonymous
You have to total up your lights wattage, this wattage total should not exceed the transformers max wattage.
Answered by: bklynz00
Date published: 2016-03-29

Photo Eye Extension

Is there an extension line available for the photo eye on this unit? I need to run the eye to the outside of my basement and the line provided is not long enough.
Asked by: Brindley101
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Brindley. Unfortunately we do not carry an extension for the photocell. This transformer is designed to be installed outside only, per the manufacturer. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-02-15

why does the reset button on the back of my trip after just a minute?

I have not over watted my transformer. I've done the math a couple of times. the first Bulb is more than 10' away. it worked originally for about a week and now will not stay on. The red reset button on the back of the unit keeps tripping after like a minute. When the lights come on for that Minute they all come on ok.Anybody got any ideas I could try to fix this issue, anyone have the same problem? I have it set for light sensor not on the timer, but I don't think this is the issue as it appears that the safety switch senses some kind of issue it doesn't like or is faulty thanks in advance
Asked by: justin
Are you using the correct gauge cable for the wattage of the transformer? Different size transformers, as you move up in wattage, need heavier gauge wire. Thank You Malibu
Answered by: MalibuSupport
Date published: 2015-09-20

How do I convert a LV lighted pathway to 3-way control.

I have 4 Malibu LV transformers installed on different areas of my home, some for several years, and no problems. I never use the timers as I have no need for them. I simply control the power supply to the transformer with common toggle switches as needed. Now I have one 200 W transformer feeding two circuits, one circuit for nearby lights, is on (with no switch) whenever this transformer is energized using 50% of the rated load. The second circuit, connected to the same terminals, goes to a DPST switch which provides power to a 100-ft lighted pathway using #10-2 UF cable for the remaining 50% within the total rated load. Now please tell me how I can how I can install a 3-way switch at each end of this pathway?
Asked by: Jack

Will this transformer work on LED lights as well as conventional bulb lights?

Asked by: Bill
YES! LED's will work even better, providing twice the brightness for half the energy cost. Check the wattage consumption on the LED and make sure your total does not exceed 200 watts. The new 6 watt LEDs are as bright as a 20W halogen ... much brighter than an 11W incandescent at 1/2 the energy cost. I am in a slow process of upgrading the 70+ Malibu lights at my Arizona Oasis to Malibu LED. This 200 watt unit can power 18 11-watt incandescent floodlights ... OR 33 6-watt LED floodlights...which produce more than twice the light for half the energy cost. LED is the smartest lighting upgrade! Captain Rick, a retired electrical engineer.
Answered by: atridim
Date published: 2016-07-19
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Customer Reviews

Low-Voltage 200-Watt Digital Transformer is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 153.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no support on this product Like others have said, Malibu doesn't even have a website. This product was installed by my landscape designer and I don't believe I ever got a manual for it. So, when I do an online search for a user manual, you can't even find one. No support whatsoever. I had someone look at it and they said there is a bypass function where you should be able to turn the lights on. The programming doesn't seem to be working right. My guess is that it is not working properly and needs to be replaced. It would have been nice to be able to look up a manual online to doublecheck we are doing everything correctly. One link, Bobsmanuals, did not work and just brought up a bunch of ads and my virus software wanted to block it, so not worth trying to proceed any further on that one....
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Opinion...just offering help for those looking for a manual... For those experiencing issues, I also was not able to find a manual so I decided to look through the Installation Guide link for this product and it does have a section on page 2 on the left side on how to operate the Power Pack. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Malibu 8100-0300-01 300 watt transformer was not one of my best purchases from HD! The transformer was very noisy and it failed in the on position after 5 years. Not sure on the value since it was very noisy for all of the 5 years of service.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from two years with the product. it will not turn on. to bad warranty is no longer effective.. two years with the product. it will not turn on. to bad warranty is no longer effective..
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this. it's garbage It lasted a year. The transformer kept going out and began making a loud buzzing sound.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lasted just over a year each. Lasted just over a year each.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Listen to the Reviews! I should have read the reviews before buying old Malibu (with the rotary timer and pins) never gave me a lick of trouble...until a hail storm did a number on it. I bought this unit to replace it. At first, I was like some of the five-star reviewers - loved it! First, it fit perfectly onto the old mounting screws which made me very happy that I didn't have to drill into brick (and the reason for replacing with the same brand), second - the dusk/dawn sensor and digital read-out are vast improvements over fumbling with pins, and finally, the magnetic door to seal everything away from the elements (like hail) is awesome. However, that's where the love ends. After just three months of flawless on-at-dusk/off-at-set-number-of-hours timing, the circuit breaker decided to go haywire. At first I thought it was the South Texas heat, but then I read all of these reviews. I go out and hit the breaker, lights come on, within 30 minutes (time varies) they're off again. I'm off to buy another brand. Yes, it's under warranty...but A) who saves receipts for purchases under $100? B) is it worth the hassle to call their 800 number, get a return authorization, box it up, wait, etc.? Nope.
Date published: 2012-07-08
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