How to Wire a Transformer For Halogens
When you are installing halogens in your home, you will need to install a transformer. This will allow you to power the halogens and also reduce your energy usage. This can save you a lot of money on your electricity bill, which will be helpful in the long run.
Before you start wiring your new transformer, you need to turn off the power to the lights and look for any potential shorts. This will ensure that you do not have any nicks in the wire insulation. Then you can start wiring the transformer and crimping the wires onto your halogen lamps to be sure that they are all in good contact with the terminal block.
You will need a power cord to run from your electric service panel to the transformer and another cord to connect your lights and lamps to the output of the transformer. This cord will need to be 10 feet long or longer to accommodate the number of lights you have. You can also splice the twin wire from your old Hera transformer into the output of this one so that you do not have to cut a wire on the fixture to make it work with the new Hera transformer.
A transformer will lower the voltage from 220 volts to 12 volts, allowing you to use the halogens that you have purchased. This is an excellent way to reduce your energy costs and it will also make the halogens last much longer than conventional incandescent bulbs that only last about 4,000 hours.
There are a variety of different types of halogens that you can purchase for your home. The most popular are the MR8, MR11 and MR16. These are smaller than an average incandescent bulb, and they have a small diameter. The light they provide is brighter and the lifespan of the lamp is significantly longer than incandescents.
These halogens are also very compact and lightweight, which makes them very convenient to handle. This is why you see them in many homes and buildings.
If you need to use a large number of halogens in your home, you might want to consider buying a special transformer. These can be found in most electrical stores or online and can easily be installed in your home.
The most important thing to remember is to check the connections on the low voltage side of the transformer. If any connections are loose, the transformer can overheat and fail. This can cause a failure of the light fixtures and it can also damage your transformer.
It is best to keep the wattage of the load on the low voltage side of the transformer as low as possible. This will not only reduce the temperature of your transformer, but will also help to prevent the wires on the transformer from overheating.
This can happen if you have too many wires on the secondary/output side of the transformer and these are too long. The shorter the distance between your lights and the transformer, the less voltage drop will occur.