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Outdoor Christmas tree lights

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Morning
I need some help with outdoor lights. I have an external socket with cover but all outdoor christmas lights seem to come with a transformer which A) will not fit into the socket (beacuse of the cover which goes over it and it's too big) and B) It says the transformer needs to be kept in doors!

I think I need to get "mains" christmas lights but can't seem to find them in B&Q or Homebase. Are there any seasoned outdoor experts able to offer some advice?

Cheers
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Think all outdoor lights are going to have a transformer at the plug end.

You need t ofind a way of running the cable from the inside power point to the outside.

Through a wall or window maybe?
#2
greg is correct, the transformer at the plug needs to be indoors.. look at other peoples external lights, you will see that they all go inside the house at somepoint in the line.
#3
Not possible in our case as it would have to go through a window and can't keep it open. Thanks anyway.
#4
You don't need to keep the window open, once you have fed the cable through the window the cable should be thin enough for the window to then be closed.
#5
We bought some and tried feeding through window but the cable was pinched and don't think it was very safe.
#6
Dont worry its only going to be 12v after the transformer, Bt phone lines are 50v and i work with them all day in the rain:)
#7
jtd
Dont worry its only going to be 12v after the transformer, Bt phone lines are 50v and i work with them all day in the rain:)


It's not the 12v after the tranny that is the problem, if they can't get the cover to close the 240v is open to the elements.

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