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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:50 am 
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Hi All

I have 3 halogen downlights on my landing and stupidly put a 30w bulb in one when the max was supposed to be 20w.

None of the downlights on the landing now work and suspect the transformer has blown. Although I might be wrong.

Could someone please advise on the transformer i would need to get to replace the one pictured in the attachment. (Cant find a direct replacement anywhere)

Thanks for any help in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Any "transformer" that is higher rated than required will work.
So as you have 3 x 20 watt lamps you need a "transformer" rated at 60w or preferably above (You shouldn't run a "transformer" close to its limit (like yours was) So the next available one is 105 VA

Your choice which to get, screwfix, tool station or any diy superstore (if you must) should have one.


I say "transformer" but they are infact an electronic transformer.

Take it easy, a forum is only a collection of opinions. Above, are mine.

Which is correct? Metre or Meter? Click the link. to find out more.

No such thing as "Thou shalt put this wire here, Thou shalt put that wire there" .............Take a picture BEFORE you do the job.

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If you select a 0 - 60 or 0 - 105 rather than the more common 20 - 105 you should be able to fit LED lamps in the future.

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