Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndyO Excellent Product, Great Price
VERY easy to install the whole landscape system. Great power supply with just enough settings!
May 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Works Well With Minor Exception
I just installed this transformer to replace another brand that had lasted me 4 years. I like that it is a heavy duty metal case, and if I was installing it outdoors, the weather protection provided by the lid would be a nice feature too. I have placed my power unit inside my garage, so weather is not a factor.
Two concerns for me:
1. There is only a single wire connection. My older unit had two which were convenient for wiring two separate circuits -- not a big deal, but I had to join two large gauge wires together making for a bulky connection.
2. The photo-optic sensor is built into the case. This will probably work well if the unit is mounted outdoors with good exposure to the sun (i.e., not blocked by vegetation or buildings, or exposed to artificial light). If does not have a good mounting location, the automatic operation may be compromised -- for example, in my situation where the unit is mounted in the garage, whenever I open my garage door the garage light automatically comes on, which in turn operates this transformer sensor to turn off the outdoor low voltage lighting. When the garage light delay turns the garage lights off, the outdoor lighting comes back on. My old transformer had a remote sensor (connected by wire), that allowed for placement of the sensor within several feet of the transformer. I had placed the remote sensor in the window, eliminating this problem.
Otherwise the unit works well, and has plenty of options available for lighting (i.e., automatic dusk to dawn, dusk for a specified number of hours, etc.)
November 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Best Transformer I've used
I wish this digital controller had been on the market years ago. After having two mechanical controllers fail in ten years, I hope and pray this is the last one I need. I love the ease of operation, the built in photo cell, and the fully sealed case.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by monica Anoter satisfied customer
Automatic landscape light timer. Easy to use.
Prefer no photo sensor
November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Discoverer Good unit, sturdy housing!
-Easy to install
-Weather proof and rain tight features
-Wish it had the ability to dim LED display, thus making it look more incognito. It can be very bright at nighttime.
-Terminal connection area should be larger in width and should be recessed more upwards into the unit.
Overall very simple and easy to use and performs as expected!!!
October 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bear Good product as it replaced 2 older lower wattage Malibu timers that went bad
This unit has 300 watts plenty to light up 2 rungs of 10 lights on each rung, it has day/ evening turn on and off but I am using it with a separate timer because it is indoors, just put the unit on ON and the timer dictates the turning off and on. It is a bit heavy so extra support was needed by adding a second nail to make sure the weight was supported, i suggest anchoring with insert or into a wood brace NOT JUST DRYWALL.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Good product and no problems
Easy replacement for my Malibu Intermatic transformer whose timer failed after 15 years. I just had to add a second mounting hole and screw anchor in the exterior wall stucco since this unit hangs from two screws while the other just used one. Set it for photocell operation with the number of hours desired for it to stay on, and it has worked just fine in the month that it has been in service. My old unit was hard-wired, so I re-used the existing installed Malibu power cord and put a high quality AC in-line cable receptacle on the end that had gone into the Malibu unit in order not to modify the Moonrays cable end. Cutting off the plug to hard-wire it would have voided the warranty. All the AC cabling was tie-wrapped tightly together and then tucked neatly in the recess at the bottom of the unit.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greatdaytobealive Works as expected.
Running walk lights along with spot lights on Old Glory from dusk to dawn. The unit appears to be well made, and works as expected.
A good value IMO.
January 27, 2015