How do I install the Wall Monorail System by TECH Lighting?

This is a general guide designed to help you create a TECH Wall Monorail system. Before you begin, you will need a rough plan of the lighting required for your project or a list of the pieces your client has requested. If you have any questions that are not answered by this tutorial, please contact us.

When installing and using this system, please adhere to the following basic safety precautions:
- Read all instructions completely before beginning installation
- Turn off the electrical power at the panel before modifying the system in any way
- Do not install this system:
- In a wet or damp location
- With the fixtures located within six inches of combustible materials
- With the rail concealed or extended through a building wall

We recommend you hire a qualified, licensed electrician to install the system.

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STEP 1: UNPACK

  • Unpack boxes, but keep packages intact to avoid losing small hardware pieces and instructions. Lay the system out on the floor as an overview of where individual items will be installed.

STEP 2a: INSTALL REMOTE TRANSFORMER

  • Determine location of transformer, j-box and canopy
  • Pull the correct gauge THHN wire from the transformer to the canopy (see voltage drop chart, below). Each canopy will require two individual feeds.
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or STEP 2b: INSTALL SURFACE TRANSFORMER

  • Determine transformer location
  • Install center or end power feed connector to transformer
  • Mount transformer to 120 volt j-box

STEP 3: ASSEMBLING

  • Bend and assemble rail on the floor
  • Join sections of rail using conductive connectors (included) and ensure tight connections
  • Insert isolating connectors into rail where needed
  • Insert end caps into both ends of the run

STEP 4: INSTALL STANDOFF SUPPORTS

  • Install standoffs to wall; place every three feet of run
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STEP 5: RAIL & POWER FEED

  • Raise the rail and connect to the power feed and standoffs
  • Make sure power connections are very tight
  • Turn on the power; use a voltmeter to ensure the proper voltage

STEP 6: ADD ELEMENTS

  • Install accessories and lamps Note: 24 volt transformers require 24 volt lamps
  • Place elements on system ensuring tight connections

STEP 7: RUN THE SYSTEM FOR 20 MINUTES

  • Turn off the system and check for any connections that are hot to the touch. Those that are hot must be retightened.
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WIRE SIZE TABLE

Low-Voltage Wire Size Table
Use this chart to determine the correct THHN wire size for an acceptable 3 percent drop in voltage at the specified wattage. The length shown is the length of wire from the remote transformer to the electrical J-box.
    5 ft. 6-15 ft. 16-20 ft. 21-40 ft. 41-60 ft. 61-90 ft.
12 VOLT 150 watt 12 ga. 8 ga. 6 ga. 4 ga. 2 ga. 1 ga.
  300 watt 10 ga. 6 ga. 4 ga. 1 ga. 1/0 ga. 3/0 ga.
24 VOLT 300 watt 14 ga. 12 ga. 10 ga. 6 ga. 6 ga. 4 ga.
  600 watt 12 ga. 8 ga. 6 ga. 4 ga. 2 ga. 1 ga.
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PLEASE NOTE:

  • This outline covers only the most common MonoRail System applications, but MonoRail System is very versatile. For other MonoRail System system options, call us at 866.203.5392.

Visual Instruction:

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HOW TO INSTALL:
Monorail Lighting System
2 Circuit Monorail Lighting System
Kable Lite System
Freejack Canopy System
Wall Monorail Lighting System

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Why Choose LED?
Looking for a more energy efficient system? Traditional Wall MonoRail systems can use up to 300+ watts of electricity when in use. The new high-performance, energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) systems can save you up to 83% in energy consumption when compared to halogen or incandescent systems. Each LED pendant or Wall MonoRail head consumes only 5.8 watts of electricity comparred to 50+ watts for the same pendant or Wall MonoRail head with an incandescent or halogen bulb. Ordering an LED system is easy. All hardware components are identical to the other low-voltage systems with the exception of the transformer. Simply piece together a regular Wall MonoRail system and choose one of the transformers that end with LED.



PLEASE NOTE BEFORE INSTALLATION BEGINS:
The first step in designing your Wall MonoRail system is to determine what it is you are trying to light. You’ll need to decide where the heads should be installed to put light where you want it. See Heads thumbnails of all available fixtures. Refer to the indicated spec sheets for detailed specifications, including lamp type and maximum wattage. Choose your fixtures then add accessories if desired. We offer a broad range of colorful and decorative accessories and functional optical controls.

 
 
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