DX - Running Cable to the Fixtures


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Once the transformer has been installed and all fixture locations have been determined, the next step is to run a correctly sized cable from the transformer to the fixtures. FX Luminaire LED fixtures require between 10 and 15 volts for optimal operation and longevity. This is accomplished by the following:


  1. Group fixtures into distance zones as illustrated on the following page. Do not place a fixture that is 10 feet away from the transformer on the same cable run as one that is 100 feet away.
  2. Use the proper cabling method for the application. To minimize the voltage differential between fixtures, center-load all cable runs when possible.
  3. Use a correctly sized cable to accommodate voltage drop. As a general rule of thumb, limit the wattage load per cable run to no more than 160 watts.
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