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Old 11-20-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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I want to wire a Leviton programmable timer to my outdoor lights. The Leviton has a black, red, white, orange (for 3 way) and green wire. The box has one black, one white and one ground wire. I am ignoring the orange wire since there is only one switch controling the lights. I have wired the timer green to the ground and the whites together. What to do with the black and red from the timer and the black at the box?

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Old 11-20-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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It will not work, if there is a "Switch Leg". You need a Neutral, which would mean having four wires, not just three, so that you can use the timer. If you can pull 14/3, that would allow you to use the timer.

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THX. I had put the timer red and black together with the line black and was able to program it but I couldn't get the lights to turn on when I pushed the bypass. Now I know why!
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