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How do I connect the LV814PR Malibu remote photo control to the ML200RT Power Pack?

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To connect the Malibu LV814PR photo control to the Malibu ML200RT:

On the bottom of the power pack you should have 3 terminals: A, B, and C. The trick to understanding how the photo control is connected to the power pack is to understand that the "C" terminal on the power pack is a "dummy" terminal. It is _not_ connected to the transformer in _any_way. It serves the same basic purpose as a wire nut, it's just a connection point.

To avoid confusion following these instructions, disconnect your existing wires from the lights to the power pack. (they should already be under terminals A and B.

To connect the photo control:

1...Connect the outside solid black wire from the photo control to the "A" terminal on the power pack.

2...Connect the center wire from the photo control to the "B" terminal on the power pack.

3...Connect the red striped wire on the photo control to the "C" terminal on the power pack.

4...Now reconnect the lights, except this time connect one wire from the lights to the "B" terminal (along with the center wire from the photo control) and the other wire from the lights to the "C" terminal (along with the red striped wire from the photo control).

Alternatively, one could not even use the "C" terminal and just connect those 2 wires with a wire nut. Kinda messy, hence, the reason for the "C" terminal.

If you want to have the lights on from dusk to dawn, remove both the red and black trippers and turn the manual switch to ON.

If you want the lights to come on at dusk and OFF at, say, Midnight, put the black tripper at Midnight.

Enjoy your lights.

Posted on May 20, 2010

  • steven wo Mar 20, 2011

    My 300 watt transformer is made by Hapton Bay. It has an A

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