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How to open plastic cover on outdoor intermatic outlet

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It should just lift from the front bottom.

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SOURCE: Can I use the Intermatic EJ500CH timer in an outdoor box?

No as long as the box is well insulated.
The operating temperture must not fall below - 5

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: intermatic outdoor can't reprogram. display reads NoOp

Les, First thing to do is to change the battery and see if the timer will allow you to reprogram it. Sometimes these timers will fail, as some models have a known history of failing fairly often.

NoOp, means non operating within the Intermatic line of electronic timers, so in order to see if the unit has failed or is just malfunctioning, due to a weak battery, remove the existing battery and install a fresh, new one.

You can remove the existing battery by flipping down the front switch panel and removing the battery tray with either your fingernail or a small flat bladed screwdriver. As your timer is showing the NoOp, you don't have to worry about losing your programmed on/off cycles, so you can take your time. Normally, if you're changing the battery, you get about 30 seconds to do this with some models of Intermatic timers, or you'll lose the settings. The newer models store the program regardless of how long it takes to change the battery.

Once you've replaced the battery, press the Reset button on the timer and allow it to refresh. If the NoOp is gone, just reprogram the timer with your on/off cycles and days and you're back in action. If the timer doesn't clear, you'll likely need to replace it, as it could be damaged and will not be able to be programmed again.

Usually, changing the battery and resetting the timer works about 60% of the time for me, as I've installed thousands of the various Intermatic timers in customer's homes over the years.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I want to use an X-10 Pro appliance module

Instead of trying to put your appliance module outside, and risk it getting wet, why not add another outlet inside the house, near the existing outdoor outlet, or anywhere along the path of the existing wire that feeds that outlet. Re-route the wires that were going to the outdoor outlet to this new outlet instead. Then plug the appliance module into the new outlet, and plug into that a new wire leading to the existing outdoor outlet. If you are really lucky, there will be enough slack wire so that you can cut the wire going to the outlet and insert the new outlet in-between. In any case, you will need to put a plug on the wire feeding the outdoor outlet. Work safe, don't forget to turn off the breaker first! Good luck.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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SOURCE: My intermatic switch won't turn

I answer questions for free.
I specialize in timers.
According to Intermatic, they no longer make the light switch timer.
I cannot find the instruction manual on Intermatic.
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service/instruction%20manuals.aspx

From my experience, I suspect that the timer is old and does not function any more.
If this is not correct, add a comment and I will answer

Hammacher makes a wall switch timer. $40
http://www.hammacher.com/Product/78709?promo=Electronics-Safety-Security&catid=106
30a862f.jpg

Intermatic also makes another timer that is simple to operate.
It is called the EJ351 but it has to be wired into the wall.
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20indoor%20timers/in-wall%20timers/ej351c.aspx
be3a610.jpgEJ351 cost $25 http://www.nextag.com/intermatic-timer-ej351/stores-html

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HB77R is discontinued timer.
If reset and battery change will not restore functionality, then replace timer with HB800RCH lifetime timer, or HB880R outdoor timers:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-timers-and-manuals.html#HB77

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On sa 210, when timer off (either from program or manually switched off) correct "bulb off" status is displayed on the indicator, but the power doesn't go off from the outlets. this problem...


Most digital timers can be restored by resetting timer and then reprogramming.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Sylvania-timers-and-manuals.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Sylvania-SA-210-Manual.pdf

Sylvania tech support: 888-548-4484
www.hardwareinnovations.com
Sylvania timer has 1 year limited warranty.

Sylvania timer can be used for 1000W incandescent Loads and Motor loads up to 1/4Hp
All outdoor timers are susceptible to power surge from nearby lightning.
Timers are also affected by line noise and incorrect outlet polarity.
Test outlet with circuit analyzer. Use timer to control different Load on different outlet.
If more than one timer has same problem, then suspect can be line noise and outlet polarity.

Heavier-duty Intermatic HB8800RCL timer has limited lifetime warranty, and controls 1800 watts and 1/3 HP.
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-HB800RCL-Seven-Outdoor-Digital/dp/B001KBZUNK/ref=pd_cp_hi_2

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Had to change battery. Since I did this the day will scroll several times and will not let me set the day, nor the time, nor the mode. Is my unit toast ?? As it was working till I changed the battery.


Most digital timers suggest resetting as last-step effort to restore functionality.
This particular timer is reset by removing battery.
Try removing battery again. Otherwise it seems the timer has gone bad.
HB88RC is discontinued product.
Replacement is heavy-duty Intermatic HB800RCL 2-outlet or HB800RCH 1-outlet timer.
http://www.smarthome.com/25078/Intermatic-HB800RCL-Heavy-Duty-Digital-Appliance-Timer/p.aspx
http://www.smarthome.com/48715/Intermatic-HB800RCH-Outdoor-Digital-Timer/p.aspx

Less expensive and less reliable timer Woods 59403 with 1-outlet has quite a few 'timer won't work' questions on fixya.
http://www.amazon.com/Woods-59403-Heavy-Duty-Outdoor-Digital/dp/B002KS7EOK
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#6-24

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Does this timer make any ticking or loud noises??


Every mechanical device makes some noise.
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Direct-wire timers that are made of metal are noisy when the switch clicks on-off.

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How do I wire a double pole double throw 240 volt ge intermatic timer to 4 240 volt plugs?


You posted under GE timer, but added the brand name Intermatic.
GE and Intermatic timers are totally different.
Wiring below is for GE and will not apply to Intermatic.

Step 1) lets cover basic GE timer wiring for 240Volt load.
Be sure to set dip switches BEFORE applying power.
Step by step illustrations show on following link.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GE-15207-timer.html

Step 2) Load wires exit GE timer.
There are two Hot wires and 1 bare ground wire.

Step 3) Wire the outlets: You have 4 240Volt plugs.
This could mean a receptacle-type outlet like a clothes dryer outlet or air conditioner outlet.
Or it could be a twist-lock receptacle or extension-cord-type stage plug.
In all cases, look at screw color on device.
Connect Hot wires to brass colored screws.
Connect ground wire to green screw.

Step 4) Calculate total Load
Manual appears below: Look at Normally Open contacts. These contacts turn ON when timer turns ON.
http://waterheatertimer.org/15087-15207-56922-Manual-eng.pdf
Total load on all 4 plugs cannot exceed 2 HP
Generally, a 30 amp timer is rated for max 24 Amps or 6 amps per each of the 4 plugs.
Volts x amps = watts.
Take total watts and divide by 240Volts to get amps.

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How to program a intermatic outdoor timer/photo control hb51rc


http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20outdoor%20timers/electromechanical%20timers/hb51rc.aspx


1. Turn dial selector to the "off" position and
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My intermatic switch won't turn off the outdoor lights. It covers the original light switch. It has a plastic cover with a extention that press smaller button underneath that says no op see inst. Please...


I answer questions for free.
I specialize in timers.
According to Intermatic, they no longer make the light switch timer.
I cannot find the instruction manual on Intermatic.
http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service/instruction%20manuals.aspx

From my experience, I suspect that the timer is old and does not function any more.
If this is not correct, add a comment and I will answer

Hammacher makes a wall switch timer. $40
http://www.hammacher.com/Product/78709?promo=Electronics-Safety-Security&catid=106
30a862f.jpg

Intermatic also makes another timer that is simple to operate.
It is called the EJ351 but it has to be wired into the wall.
http://www.intermatic.com/products/timers/consumer%20indoor%20timers/in-wall%20timers/ej351c.aspx
be3a610.jpgEJ351 cost $25 http://www.nextag.com/intermatic-timer-ej351/stores-html

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