Problem with GE RR7 low voltage relay.
My son just moved into an older house that has a few low voltage ceiling light fixtures. As agreed, the previous owner kept one of the lights. My son didn’t get a chance to see how the light was connected to the GE RR7 relay installed in the connection box. He was able to replace the light connected to another low voltage relay since the original light was still there, but, is having problems with the RR7 relay to which no light was connected. The two relays seem different.
The attached picture shows the 120v/ac wires (black and white wires), the GE RR7 relay that has a black wire connecting it to the 120v black wire, and a single (smaller) black wire coming out of the ceiling connection box.
Using a test light bulb, socket and wires, we tried many different connections but were never able to get the light to turn on and off, using the wall low voltage switch. During one test, my son heard a low “pouf” sound coming out of the RR7 relay. I have the bad feeling that we have blown the RR7 relay. From what I have found on the Internet, they are difficult to find and are expensive.
I have searched this forum but can’t find any similar problem discussed. Would anyone have any idea on how to connect a light to this GE RR7 relay and where to buy them in Ottawa, ON, Canada?
Thanks for your help!
GE RR7 low voltage lighting relay system
Originally Posted by Blueshark
I have just experienced the GE RR7 low voltage lighting system....Sorry it took from your 2009 post for me to find your answer....The relay operates on 24v from a low voltage control panel thus the blue, red, black wire configuration...THESE WIRES DO NOT CONNECT TO 110V AC EVER OR YOU WILL BLOW THE RELAY WHICH I THINK YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE.....The brass screws & holes at the base of the GE RR7 relay / switch are to be connected to your light fixture....There are many links to diagrams online that I will include in this email.....You must have a basic knowledge of electricity before tackling this project....
Here are some links hope they help (4 years after your post)
Hope this helps Handy Herb