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How to trouble shoot hadco landscape lights?

Posted by lewinsville none (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 28, 13 at 11:45

Our yard has some wired Hadco path lights, connected to a transformer inside the house. At some point the lights stopped working. How do I go about troubleshooting whether it's the transformer or somewhere along the wire (which is mostly underground)?

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RE: How to trouble shoot hadco landscape lights?

If the entire bank of lights no longer work, the trouble will be near the beginning of the electrical path. Where the transformer plugs into the wall, check to see that the receptacle is operational. (Plug a light or something else into it to make sure it's working. If it is hard-wired, expose the terminals and check them with a voltage tester capable of detecting 110V.) Then, use an inexpensive tester capable of detecting LOW voltage at the OUTPUT terminals of the transformer to see if it is operational. If it is, then follow the wire to the first light and check for voltage. As soon as you find NO VOLTAGE, you'll know that the trouble is between that point, and AFTER where you last found operating voltage.

RE: How to trouble shoot hadco landscape lights?

Thanks! I'll give that a try.

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