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Replacing old track lighting, found transformer?

Posted by RonRivest (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 16:20

Hi, My 1st post.

Trying to change an old track (for which I have no heads) with a new track.

It turns out the old track was wired to a transformer with input of 120v and output of 12v.

I don't think I need the transformer any longer; but the thing that confuses me is the voltage at the track is 125v not 12v.

I'm afraid I'm missing something. What's the transformer doing in the circuit? Is it safe to remove it?



This post was edited by RonRivest on Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 16:36

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RE: Replacing old track lighting, found transformer?

The 125V reading may be the result of just not having any load on the transformer, or it could be caused by a short inside the transformer. In either case, I'd just remove it.

RE: Replacing old track lighting, found transformer?

Thanks, that's what I'll do.


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