This Hampton Bay universal transformer stand allows easy mounting of all Hampton Bay transformers and most other brands. The universal transformer stand allows a quick installation of your transformer without modifications to the outside wall of your home or deck. The sturdy construction of the universal transformer stand allows a clean and trouble free installation of most transformers.
All metal construction with powder coated black finish
Adjustable mounting options
Supports transformers up to 33 lbs.
Can mount a photocell on either side of the transformer stand
Wire guide at bottom of transformer stand for neatly routing transformer wire and plug
Easily installs on hard or soft surfaces using the provided deck screws or ground spikes
Stand is 18.2 in. H, 7.1 in. W, and 1.25 in. T, the base of the stand is 7.1 in. W and 7 in. D
This low voltage mount worked out great on my wood fence. I have a Hampton Bay controller which looks great and hangs perfect. The color is subtle. To mount it on wood it is easy to put in screws through pre drilled holes. The unit went together in a few minutes. There are also long nails to put it on the ground. We are on sand so we mounted it close to where all of the lights will be. The light sensor can be mounted on the bracket.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Well Made
This bracket is intended to allow for mounting a low-voltage transformer on a platform above-ground (rather than on a wall). The bracket is fabricated of heavy gage steel with a powder-coated surface (see picture), so it should be impervious to the elements. The bracket is designed so that the bracket itself can be mounted in two different ways -- directly to the ground using four 9” thin metal stakes (see picture) or resting against a wall at ground level. There are six different hole configurations in the base of the bracket to accommodate those mounting options.
The transformer is mounted onto the bracket, near the top of the bracket, using two thumb-screws. This design is intended to suspend the transformer above a (potentially) wet surface. I have yet to purchase the transformer for this project; however, a transformer that I have that I use for another set of lights is heavy, and short (9” tall and 4-1/2” deep). This transformer bracket is 17-1/2” tall (measured above the base) and 4-1/2” deep. I am concerned that suspending the heavy transformer at the top of the bracket, will cause the assembled unit to become top-heavy and unstable, particularly if the ground supporting the bracket platform is uneven or muddy (see picture of transformer and bracket side-by-side). Perhaps if the ground stakes were longer or serrated they could improve stability. If it were necessary to secure the bracket directly to a wall – the bracket probably would not be needed since most transformers can be directly mounted to a wall without the need for a bracket.
The bracket comes unassembled, and although assembly was not difficult, the small font and parts illustrations provided in the Use and Care Guide were hard to read and therefore only marginally useful. Several tiny (size M4) screws are used for assembly, and they are easily lost if dropped (I lost one), so it will be important to assemble the unit over a solid surface rather than out by your garden or grass.
Bottom line, short and heavy transformers suspended at the top of this bracket, are likely to make this bracket unstable, particularly if it is set on dirt or gravel surfaces. If you are using this for a small and light transformer, it could do the job but then the aesthetics of using a large black hardware mount for a small transformer might not be so positive. I think there are better options, so I do not recommend this product.
This is just what I needed. I have a transformer for my back patio lights. When I hooked up transformer, I just wanted it to work. My house is stucco and I was not real keen on mounting the transformer to the side of my house through the stucco. So since I hooked up the transformer, it has been sitting on plant pot that I had laying around at the time. This bracket makes it so I did not have to put screws through the stucco and still have everything look good. There are holes in the bottom so you can stake it to the ground and it comes with the stakes, or big nails, to secure it. It is very sturdy and should have no problem with the elements. Good product.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, Well Made
I installed some landscape lighting and needed a way to manage the transformers. I couldn't mount this transformer onto the house as it is in the landscape bed. It was just sitting onto of the mulch. I found out about this bracket and thought it would be just what I needed.
The bracket has to be assembled, unfortunately the hardware was rolling around loose in the box, with a couple of fasteners missing. After substituting hardware I mounted my transformer easily. The bracket is taller than expected and stands out in the landscape bed, but that just means I need to plant another shrubs.
Overall the bracket works well, especially if you don't want to, or can't, mount your transformer on your house.
Very easy assembly and it was exactly what I was...
June 9, 2020
Very easy assembly and it was exactly what I was looking for to get my transformer off the ground. Would have given it 5 stars if it would have anchored better. The weight of the transformer pulled the stakes out a bit so the unit doesn’t sit flush.