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GE LOWVOLTAGE LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM


Posted by MARVIN GADDY on March 26th, 2000 12:24 AM
In reply to GE Low Voltage Lighting System by Tony on March 24th, 2000 10:33 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> LV control wiring. by Billhart on 01/29/2008

THE SYSTEM IN YOUR HOUSE IS A LOW VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEM. A TRANSFORMER STEPS DOWN THE 120 VOLT LINE VOLTAGE TO 24 VOLTS AND OPERATES A ROCKER TYPE RELAY TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE CIRCUIT TO OPERATE THE LIGHT. IF YOU HAVE A TOTAL SYSTEM FAILURE THEN I SUSPECT THE 24 VOLT TRANSFORMER HAS BURNED OUT. YOU MUST LOCATE THE TRANSFORMER WHICH IS PROBALLY EITHER LOCATED IN A RELAY CONTROL BOX IF YOUR SYSTEM IS A CENTRALIZED CONTROL SYSTEM, OR IN THE ATTIC IF THE RELAYS ARE LOCATED IN THE LIGHT BOXES IN THE CEILING. THE TRANSFORMER WOULD NEED TO BE AT LEAST A 1 AMP 24 VOLT OUTPUT IF YOU HAVE PILOT LIGHTS IN YOUR SWITCHES OR 1/2 AMP IF NO PILOT LIGHTS. YOU CAN OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE GE REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM DIRECTLY FROM THE GE HELP LINE. THIS PRODUCT IS STILL MANUFACTURED AND I HAVE INSTALLED SEVERAL JOBS HAVING OVER 70 RELAYS IN EACH. ITS A GOOD SYSTEM BUT EVERY EVERY SYSTEM HAS ITS WEEK POINTS AND IN THIS ONE THE TRANS FORMER IS IT. IF YOU FIND THAT THE TRANSFORMER IS NOT THE PROBLEM THEN THERE HAS TO BE AN OPEN IN THE RETURN WIRE WHICH IS COMMON TO ONE SIDE OF ALL OF THE RELAYS OR THE FEED WIRE WHICH IS COMMON TO ONE SIDE OF ALL OF THE SWITCHES

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