Here, we've broken down the steps to programming your low-voltage transformer with ease.

First, identify which type of transformer you have. The illustrations below show the different types of low-voltage transformers we offer.

 

Setup Types

 
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For a Single-channel 50W, 120W, 200W, or 300W transformer:

Includes model numbers:

33050

33120

33200

33300

 

single-channel transformer

First, set the time and date.

This step is needed for the lighting modes Auto, Timer, and Sunwise to function properly.

  1. Press both MODE and ENTER at the same time quickly.
  2. Use UP and DOWN to select the date and press ENTER to confirm.
  3. Follow the same procedure to set the current time.

 

Next, set your geographical location.

This is necessary for the Sunwise feature to operate properly.

  1. Press MODE and UP at the same time quickly.
  2. Enter your location by selecting one of the three following options and pressing ENTER to confirm (if you live in Canada, select “North”):

 

Sunwise map

 

Finally, set up a lighting timer schedule.

  1. Press MODE to access the timer mode settings.

  2. Select one of the five lighting modes: On, Off, Auto, Timer, or Sunwise.

For Timer Mode:

  1. Press START. Select the hours and minutes at which you want the lights to turn on.
  2. Press Choose one of the two end time options:
    • Dawn END time: Lights turn off at dawn automatically every day. This is controlled by the photocell in Auto mode and by your location in Sunwise mode. Scroll the hours until you see the DAWN icon and press ENTER to select it.
    • Fixed END time: select this option if you want the transformer to turn the lights off every day at the same hour. This type of end time will not adjust to the seasons. To select this option, simply select the desired end time.

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For a Double-channel 600W transformer:

Includes model numbers:

 33600

 

double-channel transformer

First, set the time and date. 

This step is needed for the lighting modes Auto, Timer, and Sunwise to function properly.

  1. Press both MODE and ENTER at the same time quickly.
  2. Use UP and DOWN to select the date and press ENTER to confirm.
  3. Follow the same procedure to set the current time.

 

Next, set your geographical location.

This is necessary for the Sunwise feature to operate properly.

  1. Press MODE and UP at the same time quickly.
  2. Enter your location by selecting one of the three following options and pressing ENTER to confirm (if you live in Canada, select “North”):

 

Sunwise map

 

Finally, set up a lighting timer schedule.

  1. Press MODE to access the timer mode settings for Channel 1.

  2. Select one of the five lighting modes: On, Off, Auto, Timer, or Sunwise.

For Timer Mode:

  1. Press START. Select the hours and minutes at which you want the lights to turn on.
  2. Press Choose one of the two end time options:
    • Dawn END time: Lights turn off at dawn automatically every day. This is controlled by the photocell in Auto mode and by your location in Sunwise mode. Scroll the hours until you see the DAWN icon and press ENTER to select it.
    • Fixed END time: select this option if you want the transformer to turn the lights off every day at the same hour. This type of end time will not adjust to the seasons. To select this option, simply select the desired end time.
  3. Repeat the above steps for Channel 2.

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For a Wifi-enabled transformer:

Includes model numbers:

 33210

wifi transformer

 

First, set the time and date.

This step is needed for the lighting modes Auto, Timer, and Sunwise to function properly.

  1. Press both MODE and ENTER at the same time quickly.
  2. Use UP and DOWN to select the date and press ENTER to confirm.
  3. Follow the same procedure to set the current time.

 

Next, set your geographical location.

This is necessary for the Sunwise feature to operate properly.

  1. Press MODE and UP at the same time quickly.
  2. Enter your location by selecting one of the three following options and pressing ENTER to confirm (if you live in Canada, select “North”):

 

Sunwise map

Next, set up a lighting timer schedule.

  1. Press MODE to access the timer mode settings.

  2. Select one of the five lighting modes: On, Off, Auto, Timer, or Sunwise.

For Timer Mode:

  1. Press START. Select the hours and minutes at which you want the lights to turn on.
  2. Press Choose one of the two end time options:
    • Dawn END time: Lights turn off at dawn automatically every day. This is controlled by the photocell in Auto mode and by your location in Sunwise mode. Scroll the hours until you see the DAWN icon and press ENTER to select it.
    • Fixed END time: select this option if you want the transformer to turn the lights off every day at the same hour. This type of end time will not adjust to the seasons. To select this option, simply select the desired end time.

 

Finally, install and Use the MyParadise App.

Note: The app is only available for on Android and Apple smartphones on Google Play and Apple Store. Connecting to the transformer Wi-Fi will disconnect you from your home Wi-Fi during usage of the App.

  • From your mobile app store, locate the MyParadise App. Download and install the App.

 

To activate the Wi-Fi on your transformer:

  1. Press MODE + DOWN at the same time to enter the Wi-Fi menu.
  2. Press UP or DOWN until the icon stops flashing.
  3. Press ENTER to confirm the selection. The transformer will emit a signal to pair with your smartphone.
  4. In your device’s Wi-Fi settings, select the Wi-Fi named “Paradise”
  5. Enter the Password “12345678”
  6. Open the app and confirm that the transformer has successfully synced with the MyParadise app. If the synchronization isn’t successful and you are connected to the transformer Wi-Fi, wait a few seconds and press on the Wi-Fi Icon in the App.

Tips: The App sends information about the date and time directly to the transformer to help you set the transformer quickly. Assign a name to your channels to help you remember your landscape lighting wiring setup. Press SHUT DOWN to forcefully close all your channels.

 

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Troubleshooting

If you’re having issues programming your transformer, check the guide below for common troubleshooting tips.

Problem

Solution

 

All of the lights fail to work.

 

  • If the LOAD icon is flashing, make sure you are using less than the maximum watts. If necessary, remove some fixtures and change the lighting mode to the desired one.
  • Check that the transformer power is on.
  • Check if there is a loose connection at the transformer screw terminal.
  • Check that the current mode is not set to OFF.

The outlet is not working.

  • Press the button over the outlet to reset it.
  • Make sure the outlet is active.
  • Make sure the outlet is not overloaded.

The lights are on during the day.

The power unit is in a dark area, which triggers the photocell to turn ON the lights. Move the power unit to a lighter area.

The lights do not turn on at dusk.

The power unit is in an area where there is too much light at night. Move the power unit to a darker area.

The lights are not turning on after selecting Timer or Sunwise mode.

Timer and Sunwise mode only open up at their exact start time setting (Start for timer and dusk for Sunwise). For example: if it is 8 PM at your location and you set the start time to 7 PM, the channel won’t turn on until 7 PM the next day.

There is a significant delay in Sunwise mode.

Make sure that you selected the right zone. If you live far to the north, or far to the south, Sunwise may not be optimal.

You're not sure which transformer to use. 

To determine the right transformer for you, you need to get the total wattage of all your lights, and multiply it by 1.25 (output of the wire).

For example:  

30 watts (total watts of all the lights)  x 1.25 (output of the wire) =  37.5 watts. You would need a 50-Watt Transformer.

 

  

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If you have any questions about how to set your landscape lighting transformer, or If you have questions, our team is here to help. Please call us at 1-888-867-6095 or send us an email at [email protected]. Live chat is coming soon!