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Program a Brinks mechanical outdoor timer 42-1015

Brinks mechanical timer for outdoor Christmas light's. I cant get the unit to shut off when programed to shut off at 11:00 pm. what is the problem?

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I don't have an instruction manual but there's not much to know. Set the on/off times by depressing the white and grey tabs just above the hour notation for the times you want. If the tabs are up then the power is off. If they are pressed in then power's on. Plug it in, turn the dial to the current time and attach a device using less than 500 watts and you're good to go. There is a # to the helpdesk 800-562-5625_36.jpg

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Here's a page with detailed instructions and pictures - that will guide you through programming. I hope this helps & good luck!

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In the "off" mode there is power leakage as some of the LED Christmas lights are still on

1) Buy timer that is rated for inductive, and not just rated for tungsten or resistive.
Rating usually appears in each product manual except with cheap knock-off timers or older timers that might not show rating or have rating sticker on timer.

2) Digital timers work differently than mechanical timers.
Digital do not completely shut off the circuit, unless they are rated for inductive.
So inductive loads like CFL or LED will have slight glow.

3) ALWAYS plug outdoor timers into GFCI-protected outlet.
Unplug timer from wall when working with lights, and cords.
Stand on dry surface or plywood and never bare ground.
Plug timer directly into outlet, and do not use extension cord.

4) Don't use LED Christmas lights because they have no warmth and look cheap and un-inviting.

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I have a EI600WC timer installed (by electrician) in my garage to control outdoor christmas lights (outlets in eaves). The switch will not turn the lights on!

Yes 100' maximum is problem. To work around problem, you can use timer to turn on a contactor, and then the contactor is not limited to 100' distance.
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Assuming timer was installed correctly ... did timer work when first installed, and then die?
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November 2010 I purchased a Brinks 42-1050 Outdoor timer for Christmas lights. Recently I tried to use if for a temporary pet light. Problem, the clock does not keep time. Can this clock be repaired. I...

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