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Old 01-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Installation of a SunSmart Digital Timer


I am trying to install a SunSmart Digital Timer to my hall lightswitch (single pole). The timer has 5 wires: Black, White, Blue, Red, and Green. My switch box only has 3 wires: Black, White, and the bare ground wire. I connected the black to the black, white to white, and green to the bare ground. I have power to the timer but the light doesn't work. What should I do with the blue and red wires? Right now I have each capped off. Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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SunSmart Digital Timer to my hall light switch (single pole).
The timer has 5 wires: Green, Black, White (plus Blue and Red)
My switch box only has 3 wires: Black, White, and the bare ground wire.
Your box has only "switch leg" wires.

Your fancy schmancy timer needs a neutral to work...
and maybe even other wires.

What do the instructions say to do?
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I am trying to install a SunSmart Digital Timer to my hall lightswitch (single pole). The timer has 5 wires: Black, White, Blue, Red, and Green. My switch box only has 3 wires: Black, White, and the bare ground wire. I connected the black to the black, white to white, and green to the bare ground. I have power to the timer but the light doesn't work. What should I do with the blue and red wires? Right now I have each capped off. Thanks.
I am in a similar situation with my knob and tube wiring in my house. Have you made any progress, or does anyone have any input?
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I am trying to install a SunSmart Digital Timer to my hall lightswitch (single pole). The timer has 5 wires: Black, White, Blue, Red, and Green. My switch box only has 3 wires: Black, White, and the bare ground wire. I connected the black to the black, white to white, and green to the bare ground. I have power to the timer but the light doesn't work. What should I do with the blue and red wires? Right now I have each capped off. Thanks.
Black from timer goes to line power.
White from timer goes to neutral.
Blue from timer goes to load power.
Green from timer goes to ground.
Red from timer is capped off.

If you do not have a neutral(just because a conductors insulation is white does not mean it is a neutral) then you cannot use this timer.

Here is the timer you need.
http://www.jascoproducts.com/product...ly-80p1142.htm

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Heres how you need to hook it up.
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