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Model #DIY-600PS

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Low-Voltage 600-Watt Landscape Transformer

  • Eliminates buzzing while offering the highest efficiency possible
  • Outdoor plug-in unit is weather durable and corrosion resistant
  • Transformer includes photocell, digital timer, and ground shield
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
10.47
Product Height (in.)
3.31
Product Length (in.)
6.57
Product Width (in.)
6.57

Details

Exterior Lighting Accessory Type
Transformers
Material
Metal
Outdoor Lighting Features
Timer
Product Weight (lb.)
16.79
Returnable
180-Day
Wattage (watts)
600

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Product Overview

Hampton Bay
This transformer has a power rating of 15 volts and 600 watts.
This transformer has a dusk to dawn photocell.
This transformer can have up to 4 different mode settings.
This transformer comes with a 2 year warranty.
Illustrations may vary from actual product.
The landscape transformers are Hampton Bay's lowest profile slim line power units which can be easily concealed after installation. These units are based on a potted toroidal core design that eliminates annoying buzzing sounds while offering the highest efficiency possible. Our Hampton Bay SL units meet the Department of Energy DOE mandatory requirement efficiency rating of VI. Utilizing state of the art sensing circuits our transformers provide dual safety functions that detect and react to a system overloaded or a short circuit condition in a landscape installation. Hampton Bay power packs provide convenient features and flexibility to design simple or more elaborate landscape lighting designs. The transformer includes a photocell and digital timer, a ground shield making it safe for use with submersible lights. The units are equipped with dual voltage output terminals (12-Volt and 15-Volt) which help compensate for voltage drops in high-Wattage / longer wire runs as well as to help reduce cable loss when using 15-Volt LED fixtures. powder coat painted steel units are equipped with hydro magnetic 35 Amp breakers, that allow the installer to fully load the transformers to full capacity. The 600-Watt transformer has TWO independent multitap dual 25 Amp outputs.
  • Plugin outdoor weather durable corrosion resistant unit, use UL approved powder coat painted steel housings
  • Remote photocell
  • Easy to use display with preset functions: - clock display - photocell dusk to dawn - timer ON/OFF - photocell ON/ timer off - manual ON/OFF
  • For use with submersible fixtures
  • Department energy efficiency rating class VI
  • Built in resettable short circuit, overload and surge protection
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  • How to Choose the Transformer You Need:

    1. Choose light fixtures
    2. Add the individual light fixture wattages for all lights in your plan
    3. Choose a transformer that is large enough to support the total wattage you need for your system.  The wattage load (total watts needed for your fixtures) should be within 50-80 percent of the rated capacity of the transformer. Example: use a 200-watt transformer for 50 to 140 watt loads. This will allow at least 20 percent more capacity in case you add lights later.  Note: A transformer that is too large for the load may overdrive the lamps which will shorten their life spans.
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Questions & Answers

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Can you install indoors and run external photo sensor? Or should I say dusk to dawn sensor?

Asked by Steven November 29, 2020
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Dusk to Dawn works great for landscape lighting!

How many separate wires can I have coming off this transformer? I would like to send three off as...

Asked by Ctwesl October 2, 2020
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There are 4 wire taps on the bottom. I have 3 runs coming off mine with the longest at over 200 feet.

My photocell on time off function worked for 3 years and how has stopped working. New photocell did not help.

Asked by CG September 20, 2020
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I had trouble with the photo cell and ended up just using the timer.

Can I install. it outside and will it withstand direct rain?

Asked by Phlojo September 6, 2020
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Yes and yes -it’s designed as an outdoor unit which requires no enclosure. I currently have six (6) of these units installed in such a fashion with problems from any of them. Good luck and thanks for writing!

How to change the CR2032 back-up battery? Where does the battery go?

Asked by Raj August 19, 2020
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You have to remove the 12 screws on the sides. Slide off the back plate and then you will see the battery. Look at the pictures attached. The finger is pointing at the battery.

How many lighting "zones" does this transformer allow?

Asked by PHL28 August 3, 2020
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Two 300 Watt zones

Can I connect both 300 watt terminals to send 600 watt down a single line with 30- 20 watt lights??

Asked by Jack June 27, 2020
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No you cannot.

How many lines can you install?

Asked by Jserens June 23, 2020
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It is composed of two 300 wat power supplies so it is two lines. Generally sufficient for front and back plus the 300 watt unit will power a large number of lights, especially is LED is used.

how many wire taps are there?

Asked by CP June 18, 2020
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There are 4 wire taps.

I am using an older 200 watt transformer that is plugged into a switched AC outlet. When I want t...

Asked by BruceH June 15, 2020
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BruceH You do not say the model/part # of the transforme that you have. If the unit has a "PHOTOCELL AUTO ON/OFF" mode put your unit in that mode and do not conect the photocell. This will allow you to control your lights from that switched outlet.

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This is the best outdoor transformer I’ve tried yet. I have quite a bit of outdoor lighting and t...
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This is the best outdoor transformer I’ve tried yet. I have quite a bit of outdoor lighting and this transformer is a beast! It has two separate circuits, with a choice 12v or 15v circuits. It has a bunch of timer settings and comes with a photocell so the lights can come on anytime it gets dark and off when it’s light. Its painted in a dark brown color and is rated to be installed outdoors. The only gripe is that there's stickers on the sides that ruin its appearance. I highly recommend using the optional bracket for a perfect solution for powering your outdoor lighting, find it here. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Transformer-Bracket-JBJ2571W-7/300811713?MERCH=REC-_-pip_alternatives-_-206286484-_-300811713-_-N
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This unit is a tank, and it's easy to use too. First, the unit is about the size of a women's shoe box, but due to its powerful transformers it weighs nearly 20 pounds. The case is a heavy metal made to be outdoors in the elements. It is strong and will not bend to the touch. It's a small thing, but Hampton Bay provides a paper mounting template so you know exactly where to drill the two holes to hang the unit. Screws and wall anchors are included. The AC wire is heavy duty but only 3-feet in length, so you want to locate this transformer near an exterior outlet or install one where you want to locate it. The physical connections for your exterior lighting wire runs allow for 2 circuits of 300 watts each for a total of 600 watts. Each circuit or wire run is clearly marked on the DIY-600PS. For each circuit, you have the choice of either a 12 volt or 15 volt. Each circuit has a built-in circuit breaker button on the unit, next to each circuit wire connections. A nice feature is that you get a photocell attachment that plugs into the base of the unit. This controls automatically turning on the lights at dusk and turning them off at sunrise. The unit has front panel user controls for the following modes: Manual On/Off; Photocell Auto (dusk to dawn); Photocell Timed (dusk to certain time on); and test. A quick note: Manual Mode is not an ON/OFF switch; it is designed to be a timed on and timed off setting. Written Quick Reference Guide directions are clear and helpful; Use and Care Guide is good in that it aids you in the type of wire to use for different distance and troubleshooting. Testing the DIY-600PS showed it provided the voltages stated: In the 12-volt selection (12.18 & 12.17 from each circuit); in the 15-volt selection (14.89 & 14.88 from each circuit). In summary, this is a substantial transformer that delivers 300 watts on 2 circuits with user-friendly features in a well-made case.
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HAMPTON BAY LOW-VOLTAGE 600-WATT LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMER is something i have been looking for a lon...
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HAMPTON BAY LOW-VOLTAGE 600-WATT LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMER is something i have been looking for a long time. It has multiple ports and is able to manage multiple connections easily. The weight of the product is little on a higher end, but this being my first one, I felt so probably because i have nothing else to compare with. I would definitely recommend this.
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This Hampton Bay Low-Voltage 600-Watt Landscape Transformer is probably the best landscape transf...
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This Hampton Bay Low-Voltage 600-Watt Landscape Transformer is probably the best landscape transformer I have ever owned. If you are looking for the best unit to deliver the power you need without the annoying ‘humming’ and sketchy performance issues of cheaper made models, this is your choice. By far the features on the heavy (it weighs exactly 16.5 pounds!) unit are worth it. Completely digital with eye popping color digital display, you can set up to 5 different timing scenarios (try that with a lesser model). It has a dusk to dawn photo cell which is on a long cord to place away from the unit if you want for sensitivity so you can optimally place it to avoid false sensing (i.e.: car lights, porch lights, etc.). It also pushes out an amazing 600 watts of juice which in layman’s terms means you can attach up to 60 -10-watt lights! That’s a lot of lights! This unit is also durable and weatherproof. It has a powder coated, black surface which adds to it’s low-profile look when installed (no ugly grey) and is impervious to the rain and elements. With so many choices for this kind of thing, this Hampton Bay 600-Watt Landscape Light Transformer is by far superior in every respect. 5*’s all the way!
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This Hampton Bay low-voltage transformer is made well and is great for controlling your landscape lighting. It can handle 600 watts of lighting using (2) 300-watt lines. I like the easy-to-read digital display and the dusk-to-dawn or timer control of either LED or incandescent fixtures. I like that the photocell is not on the unit and can be installed in a convenient location for more precise dusk-to-dawn timing. The photocell wiring is about 5' long. __________ I like that the factory setting is in the "Photo Cell Auto On/Off mode". This is what I will be using, but there is the option to use manual on or off, or a timer can be used after the clock is set. Another good feature is that this transformer has a built-in surge protector, short circuit and overload protection. Each line has its own 25A circuit breaker and there is a test button to check your lights immediately to see if the installation is correct. The wiring options are for 12V or 15V. ___________ The case is powder-coated steel, measures 6.5"x3.3"x10.4", and weighs about 17 lbs. It will need a strong and sturdy mounting location. Hardware included is (3) 1-1/8" screws with anchors and (2) 5/8" screws for the photo eye. I do like that it can also stand alone and I can set it on a table on my porch. Also included are a quick reference guide, a manual, and a mounting template. The 3' electric cord has a 3-prong plug. __________ I am replacing my 2 smaller transformers for this larger one. I have plenty of solar and LED low-voltage lights, but in one area of the lawn I have a lot of 50W fixtures. This transformer is quieter than my old units. Installation is quick and easy and the instructions are clearly written. __________ I love the tip given by Eaglerise in the review section that this can be hooked up to an outlet that is controlled by a switch -- just set it to "Auto Dusk to Dawn" but do not connect the photo eye. Then the switch will control the on/off function of the lights.
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Used for our backyard that required 380 watts. 600 was quite a bit more but just in case we wante...
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Used for our backyard that required 380 watts. 600 was quite a bit more but just in case we wanted to add anything to it. We have lights around the whole backyard, along with around the deck/patio. I had a landscaper install it since this was a lot more work than the front yard. He had no issues with it other than it was a little heavy at 17 lbs or so, but it was drilled into a solid wood deck so no issues there. Don't think you can just use a half inch screw and drill it into fiberglass siding or something.
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I bought this to replace another transformer. My transformer for my landscape lighting is locate...
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I bought this to replace another transformer. My transformer for my landscape lighting is located in my garage. It's difficult to get a photo sensor to work due to the fact that my garage gets a lot of shade so the photo sensor tends to let the lights stay on a lot longer than needed. I selected this timer because you can use it without the photo sensor and set a timer. That works much better for my situation and the digital clock and timer is awesome.
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This is a powerful transformer giving two 300 Watt outputs. Each output provides both 12V AC and 15V AC outputs. The programming of the transformer allows for a flexible determination of a daily time on and off. This switch on/off can be either manual, a preset time, or based on light intensity. A small sensor is supplied that it uses to determine if it is dark, which is uses to switch itself on. One can also configure how long the light stays on or a preset switch-off time. The default is to use the light sensor. If the light sensor is not plugged in, the device assumes it is dark, and this means that if you place the whole transformer on a switched power supply, it will provide power when it gets power. One could therefore use more complex timing and automation using an IOT driven relay or remote controlled switch. When it is powered up, but not switched on, it consumes 0.5 Watt. When it is switched on (but with no load) it consumes 6 Watts. The voltage produced is 11.91 V AC (12) and 14.57 V AC (15). The common output is however, not the same as the ground pin of the power socket. It is 5.52 V AC different to ground. I had hoped to use this as a nice hefty power supply on a large model train layout, but a common ground is needed, so this will be used for an outdoor pump, or lighting, for which this seems to be an ideal product and what it is designed for. Installation is very simple. It hangs off two screws (which are supplied) and a third screw holds it onto the wall. A small template is provided to help get the right spacing for the main two screws (120mm apart). It needs to be near a power outlet of course. Plug in the light sensor (if needed), and connect the load wires. No need to worry about polarity as the output is AC (Alternating Current). The output terminals have nice strong screws which allow a good tight connection. The configuration screen has nice bright status lights and time display. Buttons feel good. If the system trips, each circuit has a reset button. The steel case looks well sealed and all the connections are on the underside, minimizing chances of water getting in.
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Very easy to install and set up.I installed it in my garage,very quiet and looks good. This is re...
Very easy to install and set up.I installed it in my garage,very quiet and looks good. This is replacing a 15 year old Hampton Bay 600 watt transformer that still works, but doesn't have a 15 volt terminal. I added more lights that are further away and needed the 15 volts to compensate for voltage drop on 12 volt line..
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I've used Hampton Bay lighting for exterior spot lighting at two homes for the last 30 years. I have come to expect a long service life based on past experience. Maybe this was a one-off experience. I replaced all of my incandescent lighting with new LED sidewalk and spot lighting about a year ago. I have two lines running to two sides of the front of my house. I purchased the 600W Hampton Bay transformer. One line has (4) 9.8w LED Landscape Flood lights and 1 sidewalk light, the other line has (3) LED Landscape Floods and (6) Low Voltage LED Landscape Path lights. The line with (4) Landscape LEDs went out two days ago. It appears one of the wires came loose from the terminal. On further inspection it appears the post melted to that wire. The screw cannot be removed from the terminal. I took it in to Home Depot. The in store electrician also could not get the screw out. So I have a less than two year old transformer, the warranty is two years, that is useless. Not sure what would have caused the terminal to melt but it doesn't help that the screw threading cannot stand up to a screwdriver to remove it. It seems that the threads underneath are completely melted. It would be one thing if this thing was 5 or 10 years old, I have had three others that lasted over 15 years. Home Depot will not replace after 90 days. They suggested I call Hampton. I did and have left a voicemail. The Home Depot clerk called Hampton Bay and also got voicemail. Now I wait for Hampton Bay to return my call.
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