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I can set the timer, but I want the porch Christmas lights to come and go off at a different time than the bush and yard lights. there are 6 outlets, 7 programs. I have it set for all days. Help!
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Posted on Nov 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
As luck would have it I'm 60, and learned how to program your 0141224 wall switch timer.
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You have wired your timer correctly and the lights turn on when you push on-off button.
If lights do not turn on, we need to review the wiring.
Your timer looks like photo below.
I'm going to parrot back the manual with some extra words.
To start, press the reset button and clear any programming
Each program has ON time ... and OFF time
So you set program1 ON and then set program1 OFF
When you set program1 ON, you choose the Day, hour and minute you want program1 to turn ON.
And then you set program1 OFF, and choose Day, hour and minute for program1 to turn OFF.
Your ON-OFF times for program1 should be on same days.
For example program1 ON for all-days-of-the-week, but program1 OFF is for TU Tuesday, then timer will not work.
IN this case, program1 OFF should also be set for all-days-of-the-week.
Setting the clock:
Press and hold CLOCK button
Keep holding CLOCK button and press DAY button until display shows current day (MO TU WE TH FR SA SU)
Press Hour button until current hour with am pm displays
Press MIN button until current minute displays.
Release clock button and current day and time show on display
At no other part of instructions do you press and hold one button while pressing other button.
Press PROG button until "1" and 'ON' show on display
This is program1 ON
Press DAY button to choose which days for program1 ON.
You can choose: all-days-of-the-week and MO TU WE TH FR SA SU show on display
Choose individual days and MO or TU etc shows in display
Choose weekdays MO TU WED TH FR
Weekends SA SU show in display
Press HOUR button to select hour for program1 ON
Press MIN to select minute for program1 ON
Now program1 ON is ready, next, you will set program1 OFF
Press PROG button until "1" and 'OFF' shows on display
This is program1 OFF
Press DAY button to choose which days for program1 OFF.
( Remember, you want same days for ON and OFF)
Press HOUR button to select hour for program1 OFF
Press MIN to select minute for program1 OFF
Now program1 ON and OFF are ready, next, you will set program2 ON by repeating same steps above.
You can set up to 7 programs.
If you don't want to set program2, or any more programs, that's fine.
To exit programming and save your program, press CLOCK.
Now current time shows in display.
Final step: set MODE
Press MODE button until AUTO shows in display. You want AUTO for programming to operate lights. That's it, timer is ready.
If you're going on vacation, press MODE button until RDM shows in display, and then timer turns lights on-off at random
Copy and save these instructions to your computer so you have them next year.
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
You posted under Timex 7-day digital timer.
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Posted on Mar 23, 2011
have 6 Intermatic timers in my office now, and test all brands of timers
for programming and wiring difficulties.
Usually I avoid questions about new timers that don't work ... because customers are dissatisfied when there's no clear solution or timer is busted.
However this sounds like Christmas emergency, so I will give my best here.
With troublesome timers:
1) I write out instructions while pushing timer buttons.
2) Work on it later
3) Pull out battery for 30 seconds to reset and reprogram until thing makes sense.
4) Some timers are simply defective.
One guy last week had HB88RC that skipped over automatic, so MODE button must have been bad.
Another guy today had 2 defective timers, which made me suspect receptacle needs line analysis.
a) Plug timer in another part of house to double check line is not interfering with timer electronics.
b) HB88RC programming steps are straightforward compared with other timers.
This leads me to believe there is some small thing missed or line is bad, or timer is defective.
Here are trip-up points that might apply to you.
c) I suggest take battery out for 30 seconds and start over.
d) Current day has to be set.
Hold clock button down while setting current day-hour-minute.
Current time displays when timer is operable, and keeps time when set.
e) When programming, each event requires ON time and OFF time.
You understand this concept.
For example event1 ON has to be set and then event1 OFF has to be set.
Then set event2 ON and then event2 OFF.
Press program button until 1 ON displays. Press day button until all-days show > Hour 4pm > MIN :30
Press program button until 1 OFF displays. Press day button until all-days show > Hour 11pm > MIN :30
d) When programming is complete, press Clock button. Current time displays.
Press MODE button to set to automatic.
e) When programming, check screen carefully to make sure 1ON appears, and then 1OFF appears in screen exactly like Fig1 and Fig3.
f) Each ON time requires OFF time for same choice of days. For example ON Tuesday and OFF All-days-of-week will not work correctly.
g) ON 7pm Tuesday and OFF 7pm Tuesday will not work.
h) Conflicts in programming cause some timers to skip programming: For example event1 says ON
7 pm Tuesday and OFF 9pm Tuesday, but event2 says opposite. This is why I suggest resetting timer.
i) Does manual override work correctly? Press MODE button until ON-OFF shows. Are lights burned out? If MODE button does not override timer and turn Load on-and-off, then I suspect timer is busted. Plug in different type of light and try MODE button again.
j) Plug another type of light into timer, for example table lamp. Christmas lights are incandescent or LED. Timer manual does not include or exclude LED or CFL bulbs. Some timers work with specific types of Loads, but this timer manual doesn't exclude certain Loads.
EZ manual at Intermatic:
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
Do you have the screw on trip pieces? They look like little arrows with a thumb screw on them. Some of them should say On, some Off Place the on trips over the time you want the lights to com on vice versa for off. To set the time pull out on the yellow time wheel and rotate until the arrow that is pointing down is over the current time. I hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
pdf file link, instructions will say it is for a topica500 also known as a logica 500.
Hope this helps.RoyG
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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