Help with low voltage landscape lighting


Old 02-10-16, 06:28 PM
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Help with low voltage landscape lighting

Having an issue with voltage loss at the end of a run. I will have 2 separate runs when complete with the lights split somewhere around 60/40 between the two. I have a brand new 600 Watt transformer with about 450 Watts of lights, but over 100 feet of line on each run. I'm using 12/2 wire. Both runs will end in about the same area as I wrap around the house & landscaping both ways.

I thought I read somewhere that you could connect the ends of both runs to even out the voltage, but I'm not sure about the validity of that method.

Any advice?
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Old 02-10-16, 06:54 PM
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Connecting the two ends is not a good idea as that will cause a short. If you are having excessive voltage drop you need to increase the size of the wire.
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