Help! My low voltage, outdoor lighting wont light up - transformer error codes? Answered
I bought a Portfolio 300watt transformer for low voltage outdoor lighting and hooked up a 100' 12 gauge cable (outdoor rated lighting cable) to it. Then I hooked up 4 low voltage lights (12volt 20 watts each). I plugged the transformer in to a gfi outlet that I ran out from the house. And turned it on.
The little display flashes "E" and then "1" . The instructions say that the E means that there is a fire hazard so check the circut. So I unhooked every light except one. Same error. I hooked on a different light and unhooked the first one. Same error.
Instructions say the cable needs to be under 250'. And the load less than 300w. I am there, except it won't run.
Do I have a bad transformer or is there something that I am missing?
Oh, and this is to light my haunt in my front yard, so I am running out of time!
Thanks for any advice!