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Old 02-22-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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I am trying to replace a timer switch and my building is two wires (red & white) and the new switch uses a neutral, line, line1 and load. I can't seem to figure out the right combo.
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I am trying to replace a timer switch and my building is two wires (red & white) and the new switch uses a neutral, line, line1 and load. I can't seem to figure out the right combo.
Are you saying that you only have two wires at the timer location? The timer requires a neutral and constant hot in order to power the timer motor. A separate wire carries switched power to the light. You need at least three wires, plus a ground at the switch.

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I have two red and one white.
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I have two red and one white.
One red is going to be the feed to the circuit, the other red will go to the light, and the white is neutral. It sounds like you have a terminal for the neutral, and a terminal for the clock motor. The other two are for the load. Check this diagram.
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