HAVE BEEN VERY RELIABLE AND GREAT VALUE WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS
Does the job just the way it always has. Thank You.
Easy to install and seems to be working well with our lights we got from Best Pro Lighting. Not much to mess up here setting it up. Easy to hang on wall.
I now have 3 of these and they work fine. One has been in service since 2008, the other 2 are new as we finally got around to landscaping the back yard. 150 watts is fine for a lot of applications, especially now that LED bulbs consume so little wattage. Unloaded output voltage is a bit over 13 volts, so you can run a fair amount of cable without worrying about voltage drop. (There is only 1 voltage tap, of course -- to be expected at this price.)
I have these units mounted in a dry crawl space under my house, so I can't speak to how they would do outside.
The only real negatives are:
1. The terminal lugs to attach the cable are both too small for thick low-voltage wire and also hard to screw completely in and out. You are going to want to attach some crimp-on (yellow) lugs to the end of your cable in order to make a good connection. Trying to wrap bare wire around the terminal can be done, but is messy and insecure.
2. We switch these on and off with a light switch in the house than turns 110v on and off to the transformer. When you turn it on, one of the units "thunks" as, I assume, the windings move around while being energized. This doesn't affect operation, but may affect longevity as the wires fatigue from this. (The other 2 I own may thunk too, or this may be unique to this unit. Unfortunately, the way things are set up here I'm not in a position to tell right now.)
So yeah, it works, it is inexpensive, it's not the fanciest or most well-built thing out there, but for the price it is hard to beat.
call pro lighting for some information about this transformer people was very professional and stand behind their product I order October 17 and receive October 21 2016 replace 3 years old china (expensive)this transformer work very well and more heavy ,and better quality .thank you for best quality of your products and warranty.3