I'm working on a new house build. In one instance I'd like to have a single receptacle with the capability of being switched on by 3 timers in 3 separate rooms. Thus, if any one of the timers is running (switched on), the receptacle is powered.
I thought that wiring the timer switches in parallel would work, but when I spoke with the switch the manufacturer's technician, to make sure that I wouldn't run into any problems. He said that if this particular timer is wired in parallel, then when any one of the 3 switched was on, that the other two switches would start to burn out (backfeed issues?)... and I would soon only have one functional timer.
The timer I wanted to use was the 6652-1W from Leviton.
I liked it because of the option for a very short timer (I need 30 to 60 second timer) and the fact that it has an LED to indicate when the timer is running.
Can anyone explain why this switch can not be run in parallel and/or offer up alternative timer switches with similar features that can be run in parallel? Thanks!