Small transformer in the attic ??

OldBiker650January 21, 2014

Any problems (experience adverse or otherwise) with placing a small transformer in the attic--where it gets up to 140F and down to 28F on occasion.

I am trying to find a good place for the power transformer for my security panel... prefer not to put it in the closet next to the panel. I don't know the thermal profile for these devices, whether they get warm in operation or can operate well in high ambient temps.

Cheers, Shawn

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

residential security panel power supplies are designed to be in conditioned space and don't have the operating temperature range to live in an attic.

That isn't to say that you don't see it, but it is a fire hazard.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 5:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
seek expert on plug-in wax-tart warmers
I bought this plug-in tart warmer via the Net, made-in-china,...
Lost sound on my computer.
Once again I need your help. I have been persuaded...
why do I have to "install"apps on my tablet?
So why do I have to install apps on my tablet that...
Headphone jack
Dug up a sub-mini plug for my home phone earphone jack....
arc breakers tripping
We have arc fault breakers and one of them keeps tripping,...
Sponsored Products
Whitehaus Collection Vertical Opening 31.5W x 21.5H in. Surface Mount Medicine C
Ladder Floor Mirror
$224.99 | Dot & Bo
Kichler Monarch II Select Traditional Ceiling Fan
Small Flower Market Colander - GREEN
$48.00 | Horchow
Orbelle Louis Philippe Toddler Bed
Menlo Park Cinnamon One Light Outdoor Small Wall Lantern with Champagne Scavo Gl
$129.50 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™