Question about Fantech DB10 Pressure Switch Kit w/ Delay

1 Answer

Two switches with two hallway lights-one delays going on.

I have two hallway lights that are connected to two separate switches. The second light was added years after the original and a new switch was installed too. When I turn either switch on, the original light turns on immediately, but the second light takes about one to two additional seconds to turn on (it is very noticeable). If I immediately turn both off and then immediately switch them on again, both light up at the same time with no delay. It's almost as though the second light has to warm up. Could there be a loose connection in the wiring between the light switch and the fixture? I am thinking I could just cut the power, go into the attic and reconnect the two by tightening the wire nuts. Because it happens from both light switches, I don't think the problem is with either switch directly.

Posted by on

  • smajhood Jan 28, 2009

    I didn't even think of that. My house was rented for three years while I was overseas and I bet the bulb was replaced by the tenants. I'll check tomorrow and let you know. I sure hope it is this simple.

  • smajhood Jan 28, 2009

    It was that simple. I feel very dumb for not thinking about checking this first!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 37 Answers

What it sounds like to me is that the second light may have fluorescent bulbs - either the compact fluorescent type or maybe a circular bulb. The fact that when you turn off the switch and then immediately on and it works fine, also makes sense if that is the case.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replace sealed 1950s three-way switch


https://www.homeimprovementweb.com/information/how-to/three-way-switch.htm

Sep 16, 2015 | Light Switches & Dimmers

1 Answer

Trying to set switch for 5 minutes , and i only get 30 seconds or 15 minutes


Which brand and model number specifically?
Leviton: 1-800-824-3005
Leviton Decora manual says:
"PR180 operates by detecting motion (such as body heat) within its field-of-view (area of coverage) and automatically switches lights ON. When motion is no longer detected, lights remain ON for a selected time and automatically switch OFF.
Adjustable light and time-delay controls are located on the front of the device."

The manual is not specific about set times.

In any case, the device has off-delay timing circuit, so once infrared heat is no longer sensed, the delay period begins, and once the delay period expires, the device is switched off.
Delay timing circuits are common for many home and industrial applications.
As a general rule, delay timers can be set for different time durations, however the Amazon page that sells PR180 product does not specify available time settings either.

Legrand RW3U occupancy sensor spec sheet says adjustable time delay 15 seconds 5 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes
http://www.amazon.com/Legrand-RW3U603I-Occupancy-Vacancy-Decorator/dp/B005FMLL5G

Delay switches
Here is manual delay-time switch Tork SS20 SS13 where you can 'fine-tune' the delay circuit, but my experience is that exact 5 minutes is not easily set:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Paragon-ET-series-243.jpg
GE 15318 switch offers 5 minute, but there is no guarantee that you can get 5 minutes exactly:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/GE-15318-countdown-timer.jpg

My conclusion is that there are very limited delay-time choices with this model number, or device is defective and suggest to call Leviton.

Sep 23, 2012 | Leviton R01-PR180-1LI Decora 180 Degree...

1 Answer

I have a 1755 3 rocker switch, http://communities.leviton.com/docs/DOC-1920, that I'm trying to install in place of an older switch. Here are the pictures for both, the new switch and old one:...


Ledio, I am unable to access specific photos on Picassa
https://plus.google.com/106982528064073343888/posts

I have downloaded instruction manual for 1755 rocker switch
This is ordinary triple-rocker-switch to control 3 different loads.
It is like having 3 single pole switches and each switch controls a separate light (Load)
This is single pole switch for 120Volt, and not suited necessarily for 240Volt loads.
Switch is not for 3-way application as typically found in hallway where 2 switches control same light.

1) You have 4 wires.
Electricians don't guess, they test.
There are 4 types of wires in 120Volt and 240V household wiring: Hot wire, Neutral wire, Load wire, and ground wire.
Load wire means the wire that connects to switch and goes to Light, fan, motor (load)
Hot wire always connects to one side of switch.
Neutral never connects to switch.
Load wires connect to side of switch opposite Hot wire.
Bare copper ground wire connects to any green ground screw.

2) One-and-only-one wire in each 120Volt electrical box is Hot. (assuming you are not replacing
3-way switch or working with 240V)

3) Separate all 4 wires for testing. Tape tester leads to wood sticks. Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire. Tester will light up on Hot wire.

4) Hot is identified. Next, find the neutral wire if it is among the 4 wires.
Test Hot wire to all other wires in box, except bare ground wire.
Tester will light up on neutral wire.
Tester will not light up on Load wires.

5) NOT EVERY switch box has a neutral. Or the neutral wires can be twisted together and covered with wire nut and pushed to back of box.
The neutral may be up in the light fixture. Neutral located in ceiling box is typical with bathroom fan-light-heater combos.
If neutral is not one of the 4 wires, then don't worry about the neutral connection because it will already be wired together.

6) Image of 1755 switch shows 1 screw terminal on the Hot side, so connect Hot wire to this single screw.
Other side of switch has 3 screws for connecting each of 3 Load wires.
Note: Neutral wire is NEVER connected to a switch.
http://www.frostelectric.com/WOE-IMAGES/00381764.jpg

7) Since I cannot see wiring project or know what loads or how the testing comes out, I suggest connect the Hot wire to single screw terminal.
And then connect 1 of the other wires to other side of switch. Not a neutral.
Turn power ON, and try switch.
Process of elimination might yield result.

8) Add a comment with more question, and it sends e-mail. I will respond.
More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/B220C.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Cooper-277-pilot-light-switch.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/How-to-wire-double-rocker-s.jpg

Sep 25, 2011 | Light Switches & Dimmers

1 Answer

I have two white wire bond together, then two red wires and two black wires how do I wire this switch?


You posted under 3-way switch.
Example of 3-way switch is a hallway with switch at each end of hallway.
If you have a different switch, then instructions below do not apply, so add a comment.

1) Your old switch has 3 screws: 1 dark screw and 2 brass screws.
New switch has same color screws.
If you can remember where wires went on old switch, then re-connect on new switch using color-coded screws.
This is why I learned to make notes or take a photo before disconnecting electrical device.

2) If you are uncertain where wires went on old switch, then we can test.
The testing takes more words than it does work, and it will resolve problem.
You are replacing one 3-way switch, but other 3-way switch is still in the wall and is wired correctly.
We will call the other switch: switch2
Move switch2 to down position.
Separate wires at new switch for testing.
Use ordinary two wire tester.
Tape tester leads to wood to keep hands away from power
Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. Mark this wire.

Now move switch2 to up position and repeat test.
Tester lights up on Hot wire so mark this wire.
>If same wire is Hot in each test, then this wire connects to dark screw. If this wire was also connected with another wire on old switch, then connect that other wire to brass screw also.
>If two different wires tested Hot, then these are the travelers, and each traveler connects to a brass screw. One traveler on one brass screw and other traveler on other brass screw, in any order.

Leave switch2 in up position. One wire is Hot and has power.
Test this wire to all other wires in box, except bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Neutral wire(s). This wire(s) is not used in the 3-way circuit, so put a wire nut over Neutral.

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, fixya expert speaks with you over phone while you work on circuit.
geno_3245_240.jpg

Jan 11, 2011 | Leviton 5603-02W Decora Rocker 3-Way AC...

1 Answer

I have the unit wired and it does not wotk.I have black to black,red to red green to ground and white to white,any thoughts? Thank you


Electrician test wiring before connecting anything.
First of all, you don't mention what type of switch was replaced.

1) Leviton 6230 countdown timer is made to replace single-pole light switch only.
Single pole is where 1 switch controls the Load (light fan motor)

Your wiring sounds like 3-way switch.
3-way is where 2 switches control same Load.
For example a hallway usually has 3-way switches.

To confirm. If old switch has 1 dark screw, 2 brass screws, and 1 green screw, then that is 3-way switch. Use Leviton LTB15, LTB30, LTB60, LTB02, LTB12 countdown timer for 3-way.
Smarthome sells product and shows .pdf manual
http://www.smarthome.com/4255/Leviton-LTB60-1LZ-4-Button-10-20-30-60-Minute-Countdown-Timer-Switch/p.aspx


2) If old switch has 2 brass screws and 1 green screw then that is single-pole switch.

3) If you are replacing single-pole switch, here are testing & wiring instructions for Leviton timer.
Remove device and separate wires for testing.
Use ordinary two wire tester.
Tape tester leads to wood sticks so hands are away from power.
Do not untwist wires that were twisted together before you started.
Turn on power.
Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. This wire will connect to timer black wire.
Now you know Hot wire.
Test Hot wire to each of the other wires, excluding bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on neutral. Timer white wire connects to Neutral wire.
If box does not contain Neutral wire, then timer white wire connects to bare ground.

Timer green wire connects to bare ground wire.
Timer red wire connects to wire going to Load.

Dec 26, 2010 | Leviton 6230M Decora Four Preset...

1 Answer

The bathroom light does not turn on, I changed the switch but now the light in the hallway does not turn on. The original switch was wired through the back but I have changed it to the side.


Is the bathroom light controlled by two switches?
Is the hallway light controlled by two switches?
What color wires are in the bathroom light switch that you changed?
Side wiring will not change the way the switch works.

Dec 12, 2010 | Leviton White 3-way Toggle Switch 15a...

1 Answer

I would like to use the 1301 switch but my house circuit has 2 black wires and 1 red wire which terminals do I connect the wires to on the switch?


I don't know the copper-brand 1301 switch
Internet photos of the 1301 show that it has two screw terminals, and a green ground screw
Switch with 2 screws is a single-pole switch. (plug green ground screw)

Sounds like you are replacing 3-way switch with 3 screws. (plus green ground screw)
3-way switches control hallway lights, with switch at each end of hallway.

I think you need to buy a 3-way switch.

How to wire 3-way switch:
Bare ground always goes to green screw
The key is the dark-colored screw.
Old switch has dark-colored screw >> mark this wire.
Attach this wire to dark-colored screw on new switch.
Other two wires go to either screw.

Nov 19, 2010 | Cooper Wiring Devices "COOPER WIRING"...

1 Answer

I have a black red yellow and green wire on a combination fan controller and light dimmer,which wires do i hook up to my switch line and feed line in my wall box....thks in advance


You have new wiring device.
Device controls fan and light.

To control fan and light separately from wall box, requires a separate wire to each Load.
So box requires one wire going to fan, and a separate wire going to light.
If previous switch has just two wires that controlled both fan and light, and then fan is controlled with pull-chain, it sounds like new device requires another wire be added to circuit.
Add a comment and say how many cables enter wall box, and say color of each wire in each cable.

Without knowing exact wires in your box, or exact device ... I can suggest answer based on typical wiring.
Compare this answer with instructions that came with device.

How to wire fan-light device:
-Device-green wire always connects to bare copper wire
-Device-black always connects to black Hot wire from breaker
-Device-red usually connects to wire going to light
-Device-yellow usually connects to wire going to fan

Nov 18, 2010 | Cooper Lighting Lighted Switch

1 Answer

How do i hook up a two function swith i have white black and ground going to the fan and the light and anther white black and ground coming from my bathroom light i want to have a switch to turn my...


Ok you only have two switches, so you would use one switch for your bathroom light, and the other for both the fan and the light, the light will come on when you turn the fan on.Connect the incoming black (hot) wire to both switches. Then connect the black wire to the switch you want for your light. Connect the other black to the second switch that goes to your fan and light. Connect the three white wires together (neutral) Connect all ground wires together, and leave a pigtail to connect to the ground terminal on the light switch. If you want separate switches for light in the fan and fan, you will need another conductor and a three gang switch.

Oct 17, 2010 | Broan-NuTone Broan 68W Dual Rocker Switch

1 Answer

3 ways not wired correctly


Im not sure if you know what you got yourself into but i hope this helps. Sorry for all the words but this does take some reading if this is new to you.
http://www.homeimprovementweb.com/information/how-to/three-way-switch.htm

Dec 13, 2008 | Light Switches & Dimmers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fantech DB10 Pressure Switch Kit w/ Delay Logo

Related Topics:

316 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fantech Light Switches & Dimmers Experts

ken skalski

Level 2 Expert

150 Answers

Ottoniel

Level 2 Expert

197 Answers

Hippy_dd

Level 2 Expert

90 Answers

Are you a Fantech Light Switch and Dimmer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...