Rated 2.9 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GuillermoP62 One power supply solution with serious shortcomings
I had the transformer for about 2 years.
I wanted to have one transformer to drive all my low voltage lights.
I had wanted a system that I could have turn on and off multiple times in a day. That is a standard feature with mechanical clock transformers so I thought the electronic unit would do that and more. I wanted to turn on the lights between 7pm till 11pm and then again at 5am till 7am. This unit cannot do any of that, there is no way to have the unit turn on and off multiple times. So I ended up attaching a outdoor timer to the unit while selecting photocell control on the transformer.
The unit quit working a few weeks ago. Malibu website does not show the transformer and there does not seem to be any support. I opened it up and found that a gecko was able to get inside grow a bit and then got fried, taking out a circuit board.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by POPSELECTRIC Good Design, 2 x 300 Watts on purpose
It is 2 -300watt transformers, and not 1 -600watt transformer, for a reason. YOU CAN NOT PUT 600 WATTS OF POWER ON 1- #12 WIRE, or even worse #14 WIRE!!! 600 Watts divided by 12Volts = 50 Amps. #12 wire is only good up to 25 amps and #14 wire is only good up to 20amps. 300 watts divided by 12Volts = 25amps. Which is why it is 2 x 300Watts, you could not safely put more than 300Watts on one circuit. You don't ever want to max out the circuit either. So even on the 300 watt transformer you should not put the full 300 watts on there. 240 Watts would be 80% which would be ideal, this also limits your amps to 20amps. Therefore, this product is designed with safety in mind, which is why I would highly recommend it.
March 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by NOLAMarine Find another option
Not really 600 watts, it's basically two 300 watt transformers in one. While that's annoying, I can live with it. What I can't live with is it only functioned for 3 months, then it died.
September 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Johnnynumber5 so far so good
easy to install and hook up to lights. seems to work pretty good. only had it a few weeks. like the timer and the little photo eye.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Eddd Good Product
Better instructions would be good, especially the electrical wiring. Other than that, the installation was pretty simple.
July 8, 2014