Question about Woods INDUSTRIES 83660 OUTDOOR SECURITY LIGHT TIMER
I have a Darkness Sensing Digital Timer for my Christmas lights outside. It has a digital LED readout and several settings for on at dusk/off at dawn, on immediately/off in XX hrs, on at dusk/off in XX hrs, etc etc. I have used it before and it works great. Today I tried it and no cigar. The digital modes all select normally but the LED readout flashes and no power is going to the lights. Any ideas?
The Utilitec 0192773 timer has astro dusk-to-dawn functions.
The manual is very unclear at the exact point you need it to say how to set dusk-to-dawn.
The following page has the manual, with explanation how to find the astro dawn-to-dusk setting
When you are programming the timer, press TIME button and hours start flashing.
Press the +/- button ... the trick is to keep pushing the +/- button until it finally gets to astro, and the sun-moon symbol shows on display.
When the sun-moon symbol shows, the display also shows AM.
Press the +/- again and PM show.
So if you want Program1 to turn lights ON at dusk (PM), then your display needs to show: 1 ON PM sun-moon.
To continue setting astro, do not set hours, just press PROG button.
Then repeat the steps above until: 1 OFF AM sun-moon show on display.
Posted on Nov 08, 2010
Woods 59203 manual:
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Most of the plug-in digital-programmable timers have rechargeable battery.
Some have a AAA battery that is replaceable, but most do not.
59203 has rechargeable battery.
Battery is not replaceable.
Plug timer into wall for 1/2-1 hour.
If display does not show, then battery did not recharge.
Either timer is broken or wall outlet does not have electricity
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
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The dawn to dusk feature is activated by photoelectric eye that senses when it gets dark.
If you put timer in a dark room, it will turn ON ... let's say to operate Christmas tree after you leave a room for the evening.
But if room stays dark, the timer will not sense when to turn off unless you also set timer to turn off 1-9 hours after ON.
That being said, a Christmas tree might make too much light for the timer's photoelectric eye.
Make sure photoelectric eye is turned away from direct light.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
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A number of folks are writing in about dusk-dawn-timers flashing.
The manufacturer suggests turning photo-eye away from all lighting when installing timer.
Always aim photoeye toward dark region of yard.
I would unplug the timer and let it reset.
Try timer again, turned away from lights so there is no feedback.
Put black tape over photeye and see what happens.
If timer still doesn't work, then timer is defective.
Maybe photoeye circuit was overwhelmed by intense light converted to electrical input.
I test timers, and 4-6% arrive defective, and most last just a season or two, and then you buy another, but the price is affordable.
Local Home Depot sells the GE 15107 outdoor yard stake or wall mount.
I bought one tonight for testing.
It has no photo eye
It has a dial timer where you set exact on-off times by moving plastic segments on dial perimeter.
For example set timer for ON at 5:30 and OFF at 6:00 am depending on your latitude north or south.
photo eye on yard stake timer
Posted on Dec 16, 2010
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