AMP® 300 Watt Slim Line LED Transformer | Low Voltage Landscape
This low-profile transformer breaks ground in simplicity of
installation and control.
The clamp-type terminal blocks are impressively easy to use -
taking seconds to connect - compared to the time for standard
terminal blocks. Just insert the stripped wire and close the
Additionally available (sold separately) is the AMP®
newly designed timer/photocell combination. When installed, it is
visible through the housing window and can be set for simple
dusk-to-dawn operation, or set to turn off after a certain number
of hours. Photocell sensitivity may limit transformer placement.
This timer is a removable module - easily replaced.
The Slim Line Transformers have an easily removable, tool-less
grommet to replace the metal knock-outs of traditional
transformers. Traditional knock-outs required tools and were
difficult to remove. The grommets on the new Slim Line Transformers
are removed easily and can be replaced if necessary.
The Slim Line Transformer is all you need for any small to large
(up to 300W) AMP® LED system with no voltage loss.
Features & Benefits:
- Heavy-duty stainless steel construction with lockable hinged
- Listed for both indoor and outdoor use.
- Toroidal core for reliable, efficient, cooler and quieter
- Low-profile housing for easier mounting and concealment.
- Clamp-connects for easy, fast, and secure connections. Takes up
to 10-gauge wire.
- 60" 18 AWG SJTW water resistant cord and plug set.
- Designed for AMP ®LED fixtures and systems.
- ETL listed.
- Patent pending.
- Lifetime warranty.
For Your Information: Transformer
Magnetic Transformers. There are two types.
These vary by the type of core:
- Laminated/stacked cores (also know as EI
type). Laminated or stacked windings have sheets wrapped
in copper wire that are then stacked or laminated together to make
a core. This is the more common, less expensive method for
manufacturing a core. These are less efficient, run hotter and are
noisier than toroidal cores.
- Toroidal cores. These are one solid unit
shaped like a donut and have the windings wrapped around the donut,
in and out of the donut hole. Toroidal cores are more efficient,
experience less buzz, and run cooler but are more expensive to
What are Electronic Transformers?
This transformer type converts the 120-volt current to 12 volts
by first increasing the frequency of the current (from 60 Hz to as
high as 20,000 Hz). The increased frequency allows the use of a
miniature core enabling the transformer to be very small, light,
and inexpensive. The biggest downside is that their high-frequency
current may not be compatible with LED circuits. These currents
also suffer from extensive voltage loss compared to magnetic types.
A 12-volt electronic transformer must be positioned within about 10
ft. of the fixture. Electronic transformers are also subject to
overheating and premature failure.