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Old 07-20-2010, 08:09 AM   #16
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When I got that reading I was worried that this was the explanation.

Is there any way I can still use this timer in this installation??

Can you suggest an alternative timer that WILL operate in this installation?

The solar flood light naturally turns on at dusk, however, I want to control that so it only operates the flood light for a set number of hours prior to dawn so as to increase the daylight hours in my remote poultry shed.

Any suggestions at all??

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:27 AM   #17
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If you want to run this setup on solar you will need to power the timer separate from the flood. The flood would only use 3 and 5.
You will have to find a small 12V sealed lead acid battery and a 12V solar charger. This would be connected to 1 and 2.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:34 AM   #18
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Well that might well be possible.!!

Another option, would the LED flood light work on the same 12V or would the LEDs burn out. Not very familiar with this technology

I could then run the whole thing on an old 12V battery and just charge it up as required.

If it would work:
How much power would the whole thing draw, so as to
estimate battery life between charge ups.

Many thanks for your help and expertise.
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Don't run the flood on 12V.
A car type battery would work but you would have to charge it once in awhile. If you had a high amp hour deep cycle battery it might run for a long time. I doubt that the timer requires much for current.

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Don't run the flood on 12V.
A car type battery would work but you would have to charge it once in awhile. If you had a high amp hour deep cycle battery it might run for a long time. I doubt that the timer requires much for current.


Hi,

I'm not sure of your last reply.

Are you saying that I shouldn't put 12V through the LED flood light, due to it burning out perhaps or not?

As for power consumption of the 20+ LED's in the flood light, I thought that would be quite tiny and a car battery should last days??
Perhaps showing my ignorance of LED's here!( I think: LED draws approx 60mA and timer 5mA using a multimeter)

Regards,
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Hi,
I have now tested the timer in a 12V environment; 12V battery feed to the timer (connections 1. and 2. ) and a 12V feed into an automotive light globe (connections 3. and 5. )

IT WORKS !!!! YEAH !!!!

There is a distinct click when the MANUAL button changes the setting from OFF to ON
The timer switches the light on when in range.

So now I can run the timer as suggested on a 12V battery supply and let the solar panel just supply the LED flood lightís 6V battery.

Still havenít heard if an entirely 12V environment would be OK.
eg 12V to the Timer and 12V to the previously 6V, 20+ LED flood light. Would this harm the LED lights??
What current draw, hence charge life should I expect from an automotive battery (large one previously in my diesel 4x4) power supply before being necessary to mains charge it?

Your feed back would be much appreciated still.
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Hi again,

I use my multimeter to measure the current drawn by the flood light to be 60mA and the timer at about 5mA.

Could the following set ups satisfy the two voltage requirements? 12V for the timer and 6V for the LED flood light.





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Hi,
I'm in the process of rebuilding my cabin so haven't had internet for a couple of days. I got the phone and DSL moved to the 5th wheel camper so I'm back on.
The first diagram looks best but how will you charge the one 6v battery?
The reason I said not to connect the flood to 12V is because it is designed to run on 6 V and you'd probably burn up the flood on 12 V.
What are you using for the one 6v battery?
Since the one battery will be driving the flood it may loose power faster than the other battery and then the timer would stop.
Why don't what to run the timer on its own 12V battery?

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Hi,

Now that I understand the electrical requirements I can go forward with this. The option I use will depend upon what batteries / panels etc I can put to gether.

VERY MANY thanks,
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We supply as lot of these, so here's some help. 1 and 2 are for power to the timer ONLY. 3 is common, 4 is normally closed and 5 is normally open. Bring your 12 volts to 1 and 2 to power the timer. Take the hot lead from your battery into 3. take the same lead out of 5. Basically you are splicing the timer into the hot lead. That should do it! To check if it's working push the "manual" button.
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hi i have problem to connect my TM-619H digital timer to my 12V DC water pump.

i use 12V DC battery to powered my timer.

please help me
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hi i have problem to connect my TM-619H digital timer to my 12V DC water pump.

i use 12V DC battery to powered my timer.

please help me
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