Armacost Lighting | SLT60-12VL-1A | Instructions / Assembly | Armacost Lighting SLT60-12VL-1A Instructions / Assembly

12V DC, 60 Watt Constant Voltage LED Power Supply
Order # ALSLT60W12VB
Highly efficient, stabilized 12V DC power for LED lighting
Open circuit, short circuit, overload and over-temperature
protection. Class 2 protection against electric shock from direct
and indirect contact.
INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
Power to this LED power supply must be disconnected at all times
during installation.
Observe polarity of the 12V DC output. Failure to observe polarity
could damage LED lighting.
Total wattage of all LED fixtures used must not exceed the 60 watt
rating of this power supply.
This electronic LED power supply is not compatible with standard
120V AC dimmer switches. Use only Armacost Lighting low
voltage 12V DC LED dimmers for brightness control of lighting.
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Power supply will shut off in case of lighting overload, open
circuit, short circuit, over-temperature or other fault. Unit
will automatically restart after the fault has been corrected.
For dry location use only. Allow for ventilation. Do not
install in cabinet smaller than 12" W x 12" H x 12" D.
Use only insulated staples or plastic ties to secure cords
and wires.
Route and secure wires so they will not be pinched or damaged.
All wiring must be in accordance with national and local
electrical codes, low voltage Class 2 circuit. For wire runs
inside of walls, use properly certified CL2 or better cabling
and appropriate mounting hardware. If you are unclear as
to how to install and wire this product, contact a qualified
electrician. Failure to install this device properly may result
in electrical shock or fire.
This power supply is assembled
with a 24" (610mm) 12V DC
output wire and terminal block
connector for ease of connection
to LED lighting. Power supply
comes prewired with AC cord
and plug for use with existing
outlets. When end caps are
removed, this power supply can
also be direct wire installed
through on-board terminal
blocks. Unit is Class 2; a ground is not required. Use minimum
18 AWG rated cable or better to tie in with line voltage.
For better LED brightness, keep voltage drop to a minimum.
(See Understanding Voltage Drop)
SPECIFICATIONS
Input voltage .......................................................... 120V AC
Input frequency .......................................................50/60Hz
Constant voltage output ................................................. 5.0A
Output voltage .......................................................... 12V DC
Output power rate ............................................... 0~60 Watts
Operating temperature ...................... -4 to 95°F (-20 to 35°C)
IP protection .......................................IP20, dry location only
Dimensions ...................................71/16" L x 23/8" W x 113/16" H
......................................... (180mm L x 60mm W x 30mm H)
Limited 3-year warranty. This product is for dry location use
only. Failure to use this power supply for its intended purpose
or improper installation will void warranty. Questions? Email
support@armacostlighting.com.
Do not install Class 2 low voltage wiring in the same runs
as AC main power. If AC and low voltage wires cross, keep
them at 90-degree angles.
© 2013 Armacost Lighting. All rights reserved.
140 Baltic Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225
REV 04.13
Input:
120V AC
(Black)
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+
(Red)
Output:
12V DC
(Black)
–
TO LED
LIGHTING
+
(Red)
Understanding Voltage Drop
Voltage drop is a natural occurrence in low voltage lighting systems.
It is the gradual decrease in voltage that occurs along the length of
the 12V power feed wires to the lighting, and varies depending on
the type and size of installation. It is a function of wire length, wire
thickness, and the energy, or total watts, used by the lighting.
Voltage drop only becomes undesirable if you notice the
brightness in one area of your lighting is objectionably different
than in another area. With LED tape lighting, voltage drop also
occurs along longer length strips. As a practical approach, test
your lighting prior to final installation.
If voltage drop appears to be a concern, shorten your 12V
power feed wires or switch to a heavier gauge wire (lower AWG
number). You can also shorten the length of an LED tape light
installation, or consider using an additional power supply to
create a second, separate installation.
LED light color and brightness are best when the 12V power
feed wires from the power supply to the LED lighting is
delivering as close to 12 volts as possible.
Excessive voltage drop = reduced brightness and color accuracy
Shorter and/or thicker wires = higher brightness and color consistency
Longer LED tape = an increase in voltage drop
Visit armacostlighting.com for LED installation ideas, wire
diagrams and an on-line voltage-drop calculator.
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