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How do i hook up a 4 wire timer switch (R G B W) to a three wire box(G B W)? this is for a intermatic EI210

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SOURCE: ei210 in wall countdown timer in undocumented ''test mode''?

You could try disconnecting power to the switch for a few minutes maybe that will reset it. Other than that I would say cut your losses and replace it. Hope this helps a little.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: How to wire a EJ500C timer?

Hi. go to http://www.intermatic.com/images/misc/158ej12685ref.pdf for complete instructions. good luck.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Bought a Intermatic sprinkler timer. need help.

reading the specs i should say its a timer for only one zone. you can use it for one zone switching or for the pump. sorry.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Trying to replace Intermatic with Utilitech inwall

The wires on your new switch are intended for black = power .. white = neutral . and red = lights .. with two black wires on the old switch I am assuming that there is a bundle of white wires in that wall box, the white timer needs to join that bundle ... then you need to determine which black wire is the power from the electrical panel ( voltage tester) and connect to the black timer wire .. the red timer wire connects to the other black wire in the wall..

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Posted on May 13, 2010

SOURCE: Utilitech Wall Timer #0192773 does not switch

Old timer: Intermatic EJ500 & ST01C timers have a battery. Battery operates the clock motor. Red wire is for 3-way circuit [a hallway with 2 switches is a 3-way circuit].

Utilitec timer, clock runs on 120Volt circuit instead of battery. So clock has to have power.

How to connect wires:
Black timer wire connects to hot wire from breaker box.
Red (or blue) timer wire goes to landscape lights.
White timer wire connects to white neutral wire [or if no neutral is available, connect to bare ground wire].
Green timer wire goes to bare ground wire.

How to find black hot wire and white neutral wire inside box
: Disconnect and separate wires so you can test. Use ordinary tester. Power is on. There is only 1 black hot wire inside each electrical box. Test each black wire to bare ground until tester light comes on > that identifies the black hot wire. Next, test black hot wire to white wires until tester light comes on > that is the neutral wire. Exception: This test does not necessarily work with 3-way switches since they reverse each time switch is thrown.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010

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Timer is not identified. Battery-operate timers wire differently than timers that require neutral wire.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-timers-and-manuals.html

For 4-wire battery-operated Intermatic EJ500, ST01C, and Ei600, Ei400 wiring:
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html#ST01C

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Leviton countdown timers have additional wire that powers internal electronics.
Leviton timers have red-black-white-green wires (or blue-black-white-green wires)

1) Regular single pole switch has 2 insulated wires. One of these wires is Hot from breaker, and the other goes to Load (fan)
2) Timer green wire connects to bare ground as you know.
3) Hot from breaker connects to timer black wire.
4) Load wire connects to timer red (or blue) wire.

5) Located in back of box are white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut.
These are Neutral wires. Connect timer white to these wires. This will power timer electronics.
6) If box does not have Neutral wires described above, then connect timer white to bare ground along with timer green wire.

7) Turn power ON and try timer countdown.
If timer does not work, then reverse timer red and timer black wire.

8) If box does not have neutral wires: Image on link below shows similar Intermatic timer:
Image applies ONLY when Neutral is not available.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/EI210-wiring-full.jpg

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You posted under Intermatic EI210 countdown timer.
To confirm this is your product, open link below:
http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-EI210-Electronic-Countdown-Minutes/dp/B001EE1J74
Manual with operation instructions appear on link below
http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/ei220w%20-%20english.ashx

EI210 replaces single-pole switch only.
Single pole switch is where 1 switch controls the Load (light, fan, motor)

To wire this timer:
1) Single-pole switch has 2 insulated wires and 1 bare ground wire.
2) Connect insulated switch wires to timer red wire and timer black wire, in either order for now.
3) Connect timer green wire to bare ground wire.
4) In back of electric box are white wire that are twisted together and covered with wire nut. Connect timer white wire to these wires. This will power electronics located inside the timer.
5) If electric box does not have white wires described above, then connect timer white wire to bare ground wire along with green wire.
6) Turn power ON. Press oval button. If indicator light turns ON, then timer is wired correctly. If indicator light does not come on, then reverse timer black wire and timer red wire.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-put-on-wire-nut.html

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How do i hook up a 4 wire timer switch (R G B W) to a three wire box(G B W)?


Generally your hook up is like this.
G - Ground - Green or bare wire
B - Hot - Black wire
W - Neutral - White wire
R - Switched - Hot when on
On your three wire
G - Ground - Green or bare wire
B - Hot - Black wire - hook to switch wire from switch
W - Neutral - White wire

you should also check: http://www.intermatic.com

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http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/ei600c%20-%20english.ashx

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