12V Wire Systems Explained
Care should be taken when installing low voltage rope and track light systems to ensure tight connections, as the long runs (max 6m) and high amperage associated with low voltage means that heat will be produced by loose connections.
The wire rope is fixed by means of cable holders and straining sets. The straining sets allow adjustment to the tautness of the cable (on longer runs we recommend a straining set is used on both ends). The use of an in-line strainer can allow extra adjustment but the cable may still need to be supported with ceiling supports on longer runs, which can drop to 150mm. If a longer drop is needed steel support wire sold by the metre and steel wire holders can be used. Should you be fixing to metal work or flooring insulated strainers and cable holders must be used. The 6mm cable is sold by the metre, so if you require a 5 metre run you will need to order 10 metres for the 5 metre parallel run and additional cable to connect the transformer via the power feed nuts. Ensure that you use a minimum of 6mm cable between transformer and track/wire and keep the length to a minimum by mounting transformer as near to wire as possible.
Different Run Types
Step 1 - Wire
Wire sold per metre, 300va max, volt drop after 6 metre. Also required to connect power feed nuts to the
Step 2 - Mounting
For wall mounting use one pack of fixed brackets cable holders at one end with one pack of adjustable straining set at the other. For extra tension use strainers at both ends. Insulated mounts available for fixing on to metal. Ceiling runs can be fixed directly to the ceiling using strainers each end, to mount run further away from the surface use ceiling support rods to support and position your cable run.
Step 3 - Support
Rigid support rods and steel wire support are available for use at the
Step 4 - Re-Router
Re routers can be used to change the direction of the cable, idea for use in
Step 5 - Power
Transformers should be 300va max. Although dimmable we do not recommend dimming a wire system with torodial transformers.
Step 6 - Fitting
Select the appropriate fitting from our range, checking lamp type carefully. Fittings are sold excluding lamps or