First of all...how many amps will a 300w 12v low voltage landscape light transformer draw?
I am confused...do I need to divide 300w by 12v or do I divide 300w by 120v since it is actually plugged in to a regular 15amp circuit?
I am so confused...300w divided by 12v is 25amps...that doesn't make any sense at all. I thought these lights were supposed to be low voltage. 25amps is almost as much as my dryer! But if it is the draw that the transformer draws and it is 300w divided by 120v then that makes much more sense.
Second...I want to install a new receptacle to plug in my transformer. I have a 15amp circuit that currently has a GFI receptacle wired in first, then 2 more receptacles wired off of the first one. The only box I can access is the first box. Can I wire the new receptacle up to that one? The box is crowded now...It has a 14g wire on the load side and 2 14g wires on the line side. Can I somehow put a 3rd 14g wire to the line side? And how do I do that?
Please help me.....Thanks!