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Acme Low Voltage Lighting Transformers and Power Supplies

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Acme Low Voltage Transformers

Why Low Voltage?

Acme’s Low Voltage Lighting products provide a safe, long lasting, highly reliable power source; a perfect selection for landscape applications as well as interior use. Low voltage lighting is a creative medium with unlimited application possibilities. Low voltage lighting benefits include:
■ Precision beam control
■ More light intensity per watt
■ Less radiated heat
■ Greater efficiency
■ Longer life
■ Safer to use
■ Easy installation
■ A high return on end-user investment

Greater selection
Acme offers one of the largest selections of low voltage lighting transformers in the industry. The addition of our premium line (Group I) that includes a photocell and 24-hour timer and the versatile Group V transformers gives the landscape architect or contractor almost unlimited application possibilities.
More value
Acme low voltage transformers and power supplies are available in a wide range of options and models that
are all UL listed for use indoors or outdoors.
More Power
Power supplies are available in ratings of 100 through 1500 W and transformers in ratings of 100 through 1000 W; Group VI Buck–Boost in .05 through 10 KVA.
More convenience
Screw lug output terminals on Group I, II and III power supplies provide fast low voltage connections –– regardless of transformer location. Just slip your wires into the lug and tighten–– there’s no wrapping the wire around a screw post. Groups IV, V and VI transformers have copper lead wires for hardwiring. Circuit breakers for instant reset (except pool and spa and Buck–Boost). No fumbling with fuses. Generous wiring compartment, too!
More protection A full fault current carrying Faraday Shield (except Buck–Boost) prevents 120 volts from reaching the 12 volt side, as required by UL-1571 and UL-1838.
 

Easy Two-Step Selection
1. Add the total lamp wattage of each circuit you plan to use. For example: if you have 2 circuits, each with four 25 watt lamps, your total wattage is: 2 circuits x 4 lamps = 8 lamps x 25 watts = 200 watts.
2. Go to the appropriate selection chart. The catalog number identifies the power supply size and output voltage
 You won’t find the exact 200 watts needed, so go to the next highest catalog number TLV-25012-S. This leaves you 50 watts of reserve power available for other low voltage applications. If you use a power supply with a dual 12/24 volt secondary, each 12 volt circuit is rated at one half the total power supply wattage. Example: A TLV-25024-SC has two 12 volt 125 watt output circuits. Refer to “Interpreting Power Supply Catalog Numbers” for further explanation of catalog numbers.
Dimmer Notice
Only use dimmers designed and rated for magnetic loads. Consult the dimmer manufacturer for
recommendations regarding your lighting application.

Low Voltage Lighting Power Supplies with  24-Hour Timer & Photocell
 

FEATURES
■ 100, 150, 300, 600 Watt Models.
■ 120V Primary, 12V or 12/24 V Secondary, 60 Hz.
■ Fully encapsulated core and coil.
■ 24-hour timer and photocell.
■ Wall mounting brackets included.
■ UL Listed.
■ Screw lug terminals for ease of wiring.
■ Deadfront terminal cover for added safety.
■ 3-Position on-off-auto switch for versatility.
■ Removable front cover, generous wiring space.
■ 6’power cord with grounded plug.
■ Voltage regulation switch for 11, 12 or 13 volts.
■ Overload protection on primary and secondary sides.
■ 10-year limited product warranty (3-years on timer/photocell).
■ Faraday shielded for greater safety.

SELECTION GUIDE

GROUP I
 

WATTS 120V INPUT
12 V OUTPUT
CATALOG NO
120 V INPUT
12/240 OUTPUT
CATALOG NO.
 300 TLVA-30012-SC TLVA-30024-SC
 600 TLVA-60012-SC TLVA-60024-SC

2/24V denotes a three wire circuit, one 24V output or two 12V outputs. Each 12V is rated at one half the nameplate wattage. Dimensions not suitable for construction purposes. Contact factory for certified drawings.

GROUP II
WITH LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKERS

WATTS 120V INPUT
12 V OUTPUT
UL-506 LISTED
CATALOG NO
120 V INPUT
12/240 OUTPUT
UL-506 LISTED
CATALOG NO.
120 V INPUT
12 OUTPUT
UL-1012 LISTED
CATALOG NO.
100 TLV-10012-S TLV-10024-S TLV-10012-S
150 TLV-15012-S TLV-15024-S TLV-15012-S
250 TLV-25012-S TLV-25024-S TLV-25012-S
500 TLV-50012-S TLV-50024-S TLV-50012-S
750 TLV-75012-S TLV-75024-S NA
1000 TLV-100012-S TLV-100024-S NA
1500 NA TLV-150024-S NA

GROUP III
WITHOUT LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKERS

WATTS 120V INPUT
12 V OUTPUT
UL-506 LISTED
CATALOG NO
120 V INPUT
12/240 OUTPUT
UL-506 LISTED
CATALOG NO.
100 T-10012-S T-10024-S
150 T-15012-S T-15024-S
250 T-25012-S T-25024-S
500 T-50012-S T-50024-S
750 T-75012-S T-75024-S
1000 T-100012-S T-100024-S
1500 NA T-150024-S

 

Pool & Spa  Selection

GROUP IV
120 VOLT INPUT-12,13 OR 14 VOLT OUTPUT-10, 60Hz

VA
RATING
COLD-ROLLED
STEEL ENCLOSURE
CATALOG NO
STAINLESS STEEL
ENCLOSURE
CATALOG NO.
100 T-1-79101-SL T-79101-SL
100 T-1-79101-SR T-79101-SR
300 T-1-79203-SL T-79203-SL
300 T-1-79203-SR T-79203-SR
500 T-1-79105-SL T-79105-SL
500 T-1-79105-SR T-79105-SR

 

 

Low Voltage General Purpose Transformers

Acme Low Voltage TransformerFEATURES
■ UL Listed , CSA Certified.
■ 100, 150, 300, 600, 750, 1000 VA.
■ 1 Phase, 60 Hz, 120 or 240 volt input.
■ 12 or 24 volt output.
■ Input Auto-Thermal reset switch.
■ Output circuit breaker.
■ Fully encapsulated core and coil.
■ Full fault current carrying Faraday Shield.
■ Flexible copper leadwire terminations.

UL class 180°C insulation system 115°C rise.
■ UL Type 2 enclosure.
■ Keyhole slotted wall mounting brackets.
■ Black finish.
■ Bottom access.
■ Two 0.875 (2.2 cm) single knockouts each side.
■ Two dual 0.875 (2.2 cm) and 1.125 (2.9 cm) knockouts on bottom cover.

SELECTION GUILD

GROUP V
120 PRIMARY VOLT-12 SECONDARY VOLTS, TWO WINDINGS, 10, 60Hz

KVA CATALOG NO.
100 T-1-79600-S
150 T-1-79620-S
300 T-1-79621-S
600 T-1-79622-S
750 T-1-79603-S
1000 T-1-79604-S

120 PRIMARY VOLTS-24 SECONDARY VOLTS, TWO WINDINGS, 10, 60Hz

KVA CATALOG NO.
100 T-1-79605-S
150 T-1-79623-S
300 T-1-79624-S
600 T-1-79625-S
750 T-1-79608-S
1000 T-1-79609-S

240 PRIMARY VOLTS-24 SECONDARY VOLTS, TWO WINDINGS, 10, 60Hz

KVA CATALOG NO.
100 T-1-79615-S
150 T-1-79629-S
300 T-1-79630-S
600 T-1-79631-S
750 T-1-79618-S
1000 T-1-79619-S

 

Buck-Boost Transformers

The No-Frills Low Voltage Lighting Alternative Buck-Boost Transformers offer a no frills approach to low voltage lighting. (See Chart Below) A typical Buck-Boost application is 120 volts in and 12 volts out for low voltage lighting or control circuitry. In most applications, this low voltage isolation transformer is field connected as an autotransformer.
 

GROUP V1
120 X 240 VOLT INPUT-12/24 VOLT OUTPUT-10, 60 Hz

INSULATING
TRANSFORMER
RATING (KVA)
CATALOG NO.
.0.05 T-1-81047
0.10 T-1-81048
0.15 T-1-81049
0.25 T-1-81050
0.50 T-1-81051
0.75 T-1-81052
1.00 T-1-11683
1.50 T-1-11684
2.00 T-1-11685
3.00 T-1-11686
5.00 T-1-11687
7.50 T-1-11688 replaced by T-2-11688
10.00 T-1-11689 replaced by T-2-11689

 

 


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Power Transformer Types

Step Up and Step Down Transformers Step Up and Step Down Transformers to Power transformers to step-up ( raise) or step-down (lower) the electrical voltage.
 
Isolation Transformers Isolation Transformers allows signal or power to be taken from one device and fed into another without electrically connecting the two.
 
Toroidal Transformers Toroidal Transformers are devices that transfer electrical energy from one electric circuit to another, without changing the frequency, by electromagnetic induction.
 
Custom Transformers
 
Custom Transformers are designed to meet certain performance specifications and size requirement that you require. There is a wide range of custom transformer types.
 
Buck Boost Transformers
 
Buck Boost Transformers is a ideal solution for changing line voltage by small amounts. Often used to buck (lower), or boost (raise) the voltage from 208v to 240v for lighting applications.
 
Pole Mounted Transformers
 
Pole Mounted Transformers are mounted to poles for overhead electrical lines. Used in various applications. Are available in single phase or three phase transformers.
 
Medium Voltage Transformers
 
Medium Voltage Transformers are used with a medium range of voltages. They come in a full range from liquid-filled, convention dry type as well as cast coil.
 
Pad Mounted Transformers Pad Mounted Transformers are a excellent choice for commercial and industrial such as manufacturing facilities, refineries, office buildings, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and retail stores. They come in various sizes and can be used underground as well.
 
High Voltage Transformers High Voltage Transformers typically these voltage transformers are used in power transmission applications. High voltage transformers are also used in microwave.
 

 Power Transformer Manufacturer

  • ACME Transformers - With Acme Electric being in business over 80 years, they have always believed in offering there customers superior service, quality and technical expertise in the transformer market.
  • AMVECO Transformers - AMVECO designs and manufactures toroids transformers, current transformers, and auto transformers. Most AMVECO products are custom designed utilizing their state-of-art proprietary CAD programs.  The AMVECO engineers can quickly generate designs in a matter of hours, if needed.
  • Federal Pacific TransformersFederal Pacific is a division of Electro- Mechanical Corporation, a privately held, American owned company founded in 1958. Federal pacific offers dry-type transformers from .050 KVA through 10,000 KVA single and three phase, up to 34.5 KV, 150 KV BIL with UL approval through 15 KV.
  • Marcus Transformer - Ever since they opened their doors for business a half a century ago, they have been a leader in innovative transformer design. As a family-owned company they are proud of the reputation they have earned for making quality-built transformers that deliver exceptional performance and savings.
  • Hammond TransformersHammond Manufacturing was founded in 1917 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In the last 3 decades it has expanded to the US and the international markets offering many types of power transformers. 
  • TEMCo Transformers - TEMCo Transformer, a family-owned business which has been manufacturing and distributing electrical products since 1968. They focus on transformers that significantly reduce power consumption over 30 percent compared to competitive makes.
  • GE Transformers - GE has been a key player in the energy industry for more than a century.  Since the installation of their first steam turbine in 1901. They have become number one provider of high-technology power generation and distribution equipment.
  • Jefferson Electric Transformers - Jefferson Electric has been a pioneer and innovator of magnetic products since 1915. Jefferson broad line of dry-type transformers are backed by quality assurance systems so stringent that each and every unit gets thoroughly tested before it goes out there door.
  • More power transformer brands - Check out more companies by clinking this link.

 Power Transformer Types

  • Distribution Transformers - Distribution transformers are generally used in electrical power distribution and transmission power. This class of transformer has the highest power, or volt-ampere ratings. and the highest continuous  voltage rating.
  • Substation Transformers - Substation Transformers are large devices which usually weigh tens of thousands of pounds.   They are filled with tens of thousands of gallons of heat transfer fluid.  Although they are typically 99.8% efficient in the transforming of electricity from one voltage to another, processing hundreds of Mega Volts-Amps of electricity force the liberation of hundreds of BTUs per second.
  • Medical Grade Isolation
     Transformer -
    Medical Grade Transformers generally refer to the transformers used in medical devices as well as hospital, biomedical and patient care equipment. There are a number of strict safety rules, guidelines and laws governing the design, construction and the test of these transformers.
  • Drive Isolation Transformer - They are used to isolate a drive from a main power line to prevent the transmission of harmonics that the drives produce back into the power line.  They stop drive harmonics from disrupting computers and other sensitive equipment.
  • Toroidal Transformers - Toroidal Transformers are more efficient than the cheaper laminated EI types of similar power level. Some of the advantages are smaller size, lower weight, less mechanical hum, (making them superior in audio amplifier), low-off-load loss.
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 Power Transformer Types

  • Step-Up Transformers - A Step-Up Transformer is one whose secondary voltage is greater than its primary voltage.  This kind of transformer "steps up" the voltage applied to it. -
  • Step-Down Transformers - A Step-Down Transformer is  designed to reduce voltage from primary to secondary.  They can range from sizes from .05 KVA to 500 KVA
  • Isolation Transformers - An Isolation Transformer is a device that transfers energy from the alternating current (AC) supply to an electrical or electronic load.  It isolates the windings to prevent transmitting certain types of harmonics.
  • Buck Boost Transformers - Buck Boost Transformers make small adjustments to the incoming voltage. They are often used to change voltage from 208v to 240v for lighting applications.  Major advantages of Buck boost transformers include; low cost, compact size and light weight. 
  • High Voltage Transformer - There are many different types of voltage transformers. A High Voltage Transformer operates with high voltages. Typically, these voltage transformers are used in power transmission applications, where voltages are high enough to present a safety hazard.
  • Medium Voltage Transformers - A Medium Voltage Transformer can be connected directly to a primary distribution circuit and generally has the most load diversity. These voltage transformers have installation practices that are generally in accordance with application recommendations from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
  • Low Voltage Transformers - A Low Voltage Transformer is an electrical device that transforms 120 volts (line voltage) into 12 volts or 24 volts (low voltage). Some uses for low voltage transformer are in landscaping lighting.
  • Single Phase Transformers - In electrical engineering, single-phase electric power refers to the distribution of electric power using a system in which all the voltages of the supply vary in unison. Single-phase distribution is used when loads are mostly lighting and heating, with few large electric motors.
  • Three Phase Transformers - Three Phase Transformers must have 3 coils or windings connected in the proper sequence in order to match the incoming power and therefore transform the power company voltage to the level of voltage needed while maintaining the proper phasing or polarity.
  • Custom Transformers - Custom Transformers are designed for a certain performance specifications and size requirements.  The company works with your engineering specification. 
  • Industrial Control Transformers - Industrial Control Transformers are used to convert the available supply voltage to the required voltage to supply industrial control circuits and motor control loads.
  • Pad Mounted Transformers - Pad Mounted Transformers are usually single phase, or three phase, and used where safety is a main concern. Typical applications; restaurant, commercial building, shopping mall, institutional. 
  • Pole Mounted Transformers - Pole Mounted Transformers are used for distribution in areas with overhead primary lines. Outside a typical house one can see one of these devices mounted on the top of an electrical pole.
  • Oil Filled Transformers - Oil Filled Transformers are transformers that use insulating oil as insulating materials.  The oil helps cool the transformer. Because it also provides part of the electrical insulation between internal live parts, transformer oil must remain stable at high temperatures over an extended period.
  • Dry Type Transformers - Dry-Type Transformers are available for voltages up through 34.5 kV (although the most common upper limit is 15) and KVA ratings up through 10,000 (with 5000 as the usual limit). Dry-type use air as a coolant, lowering health and environmentally concerns.
  • Auto Transformers - An Autotransformer is an electrical transformer with only one winding. The winding has at least three electrical connection points called taps. Autotransformers are frequently used in power applications to interconnect systems operating at different voltage classes, for example 138 kV to 66 kV for transmission. Another application is in industry to adapt machinery built for 480 V supplies to operate on the local 600 V supply.
  • More power transformer types - Read further about additional transformer types and their uses.

 Power Transformer Term Definitions

  • Electrical Transformers - Electrical Transformers are devices used to raise or lower the voltage of alternating current. For instance, power is transported over long distance in high voltage power lines and then transformers lower the voltage so that the power can be used by a business or household.
  • Isolating Transformers - An Isolating Transformer is a transformer, often with symmetrical windings, which is used to decouple two circuits.  An Isolation transformer allows an AC signal or power to be taken from one device and fed into another without electrically connecting the two circuits. Isolation transformers block transmission of DC signals from one circuit to the other, but allow AC signals to pass. 
  • Transmission Power Lines - A Transmission Line is the material medium or structure that forms all or part of a path from one place to another for directing the transmission of energy, such as electromagnetic or acoustic waves as well as electric power transmission. Components of transmission lines include wires, coaxial cables,  dielectric slabs, option fibers, electric power lines, and waveguides.
  • Transformer Voltage - The measure of the amount of force on a unit charge because of the surrounding charge.
  • Transformer Phase - Most transformer are either single phase or three phase.
  • Transformer Frequency - The transformer cannot change the frequency of the supply. If the supply is 60 hertz, the output will also be 60 hertz.
  • Transformer K Factor - Some transformers are now being offered with a k-factor rating. This measure the transformer's ability to withstand the heating effects of non-sinusoidal harmonic currents produced by much of today's electronic equipment and certain electrical equipment.
  • Primary Voltage - The coil winding that is directly connected to the input power.
  • Secondary Voltage - The coil winding  supplying the output voltage.
  • Harmonic Cancellation - Harmonic cancellation is performed with harmonic canceling transformers also known as phase-shifting transformers. A harmonic canceling transformer is a relatively new power quality product for mitigating harmonic problems in electrical distribution systems. This type of transformer has patented built-in electromagnetic technology designed to remove high neutral current and the most harmful harmonics from the 3rd through 21st.
  • Weatherproof - Enclosed transformers come with a weatherproof standard set by NEMA.
  • Epoxy Encapsulated - A process in which a transformer or one of its components is completely sealed with epoxy or a similar material. This process is normally preferred when a unit might encounter harsh environmental conditions.
  • More power transformer terms - Such as inductor, ground fault, core saturation, current transformer, faraday shield, etc.


Related Transformer Products

  • Voltage Regulators - A Voltage Regulator is an electrical regulator designed to automatically maintain a constant voltage level.  It may use an electromechanical mechanism, or passive or active electronic components. Depending on the design, it may be used to regulate one or more AC or DC voltages.
  • AC Line Reactor - AC Line Reactors is a three phase transformer used in conjunction with AC variable frequency and DC motor drive. They are a bi-directional protective filtering device.
  • Line Power Conditioners - Power or Line Conditioners regulate, filter, and suppress noise in AC power for sensitive computer and other solid state equipment.
  • DC Power Supplies - Conversion of one form of electrical power to another desired form and voltage. This typically involves converting 120 or 240 volt AC supplied by a utility company to a well-regulated lower voltage DC for electronic devices.
  • Rotary Phase Converters - Rotary Phase Converters are commonly used in home or small commercial or industrial settings. Rotary phase converters convert single-phase power into three-phase power. This is a very cost-effective way to power three-phase electric motors and other three phase equipment.
  • Frequency Converters - A Frequency Changer or Frequency Converter is an electronic device that converts alternating current (AC) of one frequency to alternating current of another frequency.
  • Voltage Converters - A Voltage Converter changes the voltage of an electrical power source and is usually combined with other components to create a power supply.
  • Magnetic Motor Starters - Magnetic Motor Starters are essentially heavy duty relays mounted in boxes, often equipped with heater/thermal overloads matched to the motor they start.
  • Motor Starting Auto Transformers - An Auto Transformer starter uses an auto transformer to reduce the voltage applied to a motor during start. The auto transformer may have a number of output taps and be set-up to provide a single stage starter, or a multistage starter.

For an additional resource the Best of Industry Web Directory : Electrical Power Transformer Directory section is quite useful.