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GE 6-ft 6-Outlet 14-Gauge Outdoor Extension Cord with Built-In Circuit Breaker Model #: 58170LO. How do you set the timer on the remote. I want it to come on at dusk and stay on for 6 hours and repeat each day.

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SOURCE: resetting outdoor light timer

I would unplug the timer. Change the setting to 6 hours then plug back in.

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Alan there is a few problems with what you want to do. First off you should never run an A/C on an extension cord. Secondly the A/C will draw more at startup than after it gets going. You may be fine with this 15 amp timer but make sure that the A/C does not require more than 1875 watts at startup. If you must use an extension cord then buy one that is just long enough to reach and purchase at least a 12 gauge one. 10 gauge would even be better. I would recommend you leave the A/C on all the time and just set the thermostat to a temperature of say 78 degrees. By turning it off entirely it will work very hard at startup to cool not only the air but the furniture walls and everything else in the area it is located in down to a comfortable temperature. I personally would forget the timer and just use the A/C thermostat. Of course if you want the home comfortable when you arrive and do not want it running at all when you are not there then a timer is the answer. I just do not think you will save much money in that manner as the A/C will have to work so hard to cool everything down and will run continuously for hours. You could check it both ways and see which was the most cost effective.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

SOURCE: lights continue to go off

Maybe the lights are causing photoelectric eye to sense that it's no longer dark.
This is called feedback.
To check this, set timer for 2 hours.
Put black tape over photoeye.
Check if timer turns on-and-off.

If timer continues to blink, then timer is suspect. Return it for another one.
If feedback is causing the problem, then turn timer away from lights or place obstruction between timer and lights.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#yard-stake
If this is not your timer, add a comment.

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.


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Posted on Dec 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Outdoor lights timer: Intermatic HB851 photo timer

Intermatic make HB51 timer.

If this is not your timer, then add a comment.
To set for ON at dusk, and off 8 hours later, rotate dial to the number 8.
Timer turns on automatically at dusk.
Timer set to 8 hours will start countdown when timer turns ON > and 8 hours later timer will turn off.

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on again.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 8 hour countdown.
A car pulling in the driveway can cause feedback.
If the timer resets because of feedback, it begins the 8 hour countdown again, so the lights will not turn off until dawn.

You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

If timer is not functioning correctly, then timer is defective.

Posted on Dec 19, 2010

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