24 Volt cable system
We explain our 24 Volt cable system step by step. In addition, we have visually explained our system via our instruction video.
Tip Always start by sketching out a garden lighting and cable plan. This sketch makes it very easy to calculate the required fixtures. In addition, you can calculate the total amount of watts so that you know which transformer you need. You also know how many and what length of cables you need and of course how many T-connectors you need.
1.Socket You need a working and splash-proof socket.
Then you have 2 choices:
2A. Use an app to set the lighting You program the outdoor LED lighting via an app, then you need a 230V WiFi socket. You plug this 230V WiFi socket into the socket. Then plug the transformer into the 230V WiFi socket.
2B. Use a timer You use the Dusk to dawn/Twilight switch 24V, then the outdoor LED lighting will turn on at dusk and off at sunrise. Plug the transformer into the socket and connect the Dusk to dawn/Twilight switch 24V to the transformer.
3.Converter You do this with a transformer, which converts the standard 230 volts voltage from the socket to a 24V safe low voltage. These transformers are available in various wattages, including 36W, 52W and 100W. It is therefore important to calculate the total wattage of all lamps that you wish to connect to a transformer. This way you know exactly which transformer to use.
Tip We always recommend that you do not load the transformer more than 80% W of the chosen LED lighting. For example, if you want to place 10 garden lamps of 4.0W each, the total wattage is 40W. In that case, the use of a 52W transformer is sufficient.
The transformer is IP67. This means that the transformer can also be used outdoors and can withstand the elements well. However, it must be mounted horizontally and you cannot place or bury the transformer under water.
4.Current transport to the outdoor LED lighting From the transformer you calculate the distance to the first fixture. You can bridge this distance with 1 or more 24V power cables. Cables are available in fixed lengths of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25 meters. Once you have arrived at the desired location, connect a 24V T-connector to the cable and the fixture. Then you repeat the steps of placing the cables and T-connectors, with the last fixture no more T-connector is needed, you connect it directly to the cable.
Tip The number of fixtures chosen – the transformer = the number of T-connectors you need.
Suslight has even more tips:
- Always place the 24V power cables with sufficient stretch and never too tight.
- Lay the 24V power cables in straight lines through your garden as much as possible, so that you can easily find the power cable again if you want to connect an extra garden lamp later.
- The 24V power cables do not have to be buried at a depth of 60 cm because there is no risk of a dangerous electric shock. However, if the cables are placed under a lawn, the depth is 15 cm. recommended. In a (vegetable) garden where digging will take place, we recommend a depth of about 40 cm. This is to prevent the cabling from being cut.
- The screw connections can only be connected in 1 way. Turn both rings towards each other until they can go no further. Do not use any tools for this!
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