Originally Posted by friendlytortus
We have chickens they need heat lamps on and water bowl heaters. The eletricity outage threw the timers for them off the correct times. My neighbor , who is elderly and watches our chickens often when i travel can not reach the timers (nor do i want him climbing to reach them). The outage throws the timers off and i want him to have the ability to just throw a breaker to restore power, even if the heat lamps need to stay on all the time. I cant afford to loose my chickens to the cold.
I dont really time to re-wire the coop right now because i will be traveling a lot these next few months.
Most of the modern digital type timers have a back up battery inside them,
this powers the digital clock, so if the power goes out for a short time,
and then comes back on, then it is NOT affectted,
and will resume normal service when power returns.
You need to change your timer !
To one with a battery back up !