09:36AM | 03/20/04
Member Since: 03/18/04
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We are remodeling our kitchen and would like to install low voltage lighting under the cabinets with a dimmer switch. The walls are open now so it is an ideal time to do this. My question is, can I run the 16/2 lamp wire that feeds the 12V transformer inside of the wall from the switch to inside of the cabinet? I know you shouldn't have the transformer inside of the wall, but I'm not sure how to get power to the transformer without running the small wire from the switch. Also, power will be coming from a 20A receptacle circuit. Thanks

Tom O

06:24AM | 03/21/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Lamp cord is not a recognized wiring method. Most people will use non-metallic sheathed cable (commonly called sheathed electrical cable) if it is permitted by local code.

Also, if that 20 amp circuit feeds the receptacles in the kitchen, you need to find another power source.


03:52AM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/18/04
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Tom O., thanks for your reply. If I use sheathed electrical cable, can the sheathed electrical cable wire be exposed inside of the cabinet? By problem is I am not sure how to get 120V to the 16/2 cord coming from the transformer that is mounted in the cabinet.


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