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Old 03-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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Leviton timer installation - ok with whole house fan?


This weekend I installed a whole house fan in the attic. it comes with a switch for high and low settings. I also purchased a Leviton electronic timer switch (6161T). My plan was to hook the two up together and have the timer feed power to the switch. Here are my questions:

1. The switch says on the packaging: "ideal for heat lamps, indoor and outdoor lighting" and "allows you to connect standard incandescent lighting only" - Can this be used to run power to my 30 inch attic fan?

2. The switch has 2 black wires and a ground. Assuming I can use this with my fan I wanted to confirm I have the wiring correct: Line to either black, second black to the switch, neutral to each other. Is that correct?

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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Not suitable for heavy motors.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:54 PM   #3
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What timer(s) would you recommend for this type of application then?
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What is the make and model number of the unit?
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Air Vent - WH302BD

I have a dial type timer (Woods 59717) purchased from Menards but my wife wanted something more 'stylish'. Hopefully there's something that fits the bill.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #6
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I searched the Air Vent site and could not find the amperage or horsepower rating on the belt drive model you have. The leviton 6161T would not be applicable but I have located some similar style timers some rated up to one horsepower, most notably Intermatic brand.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:40 PM   #7
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The whole house fan I installed yrs ago ( dayton (Grainger)) had a 2 speed with an intermatic timer that came with it.

It was a spring wound type 12 hour , worked great.

http://www.intermatic.com/products/t...%20timers.aspx

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:53 PM   #8
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I don't have the specific answer for you but would like to advise that timers and motors must be matched. As you have seen, motors are not light bulbs. David
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Thanks for your input everyone.

I did find a timer rated at 3/4 HP at home depot today. The fan itself is 1/3 HP so I would assume this will do fine.

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