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10ft Photocell Extension Kit" also be used with the VAC-Timer3?

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  1. Mongojerry

    Mongojerry New Member

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    Evan; posted elsewhere as well. Wish to mount transformer in garage and locate remote cell (within the 10' constraint) on the exterior side of the mounting/garage wall. Opening (to an old 120V timer box) already exists...Thanx!
     
  2. Evan Kruk

    Evan Kruk Online Liaison Staff Member

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    Hey Mongo,

    I went ahead and responded to both for you!

    "The VAC-timer3 is designed for our Slim Line series of transformers which the photocells are built directly into so, the extension would not work for the timer3. The extensions are designed to be used with our clamp-connect and classic screw style transformers because the Slim Lines are more-so placed outdoors due to having the glass faceplates for the cordless photocell feature and easy visibility of the power light and timer settings. If you were adamant about installing your Slim Line inside of your garage or somewhere else indoors and keeping a dusk/dawn setting, one thing you could consider would be to use a Digital Timer directly on the outlet, plug the transformer into it, then bypass the built-in timer by leaving it set to on. A digital timer can be geographically programmed to the dusk/dawn times of your area; they are pretty easy to program and accurate as well."
     
  3. Mongojerry

    Mongojerry New Member

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    Thanks Evan; will go with an outside mount of the Slim Line. Just worried about placed lighting confusing the photocell.
     
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    Glad to be of help! Definitely a reasonable concern to have with the newer, more sensitive light-sensing technologies we have. Of course it's always best to mount a transformer in an area that remains mostly dark at night but, we know it can be somewhat unavoidable sometimes when you find those exact spots you want for fixtures and the most convenient spot for the transformer to go.
     
  5. Mongojerry

    Mongojerry New Member

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    Evan...exterior mounting worked and my lighting plan doesn't interfere with the photocell operation. Love the results! Now need to shift to lanai lighting. Will seek Volt assistance for that project as well.
     
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    Awesome! Glad everything worked out. Please let us know if you have any questions!