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How to connect a lampost to a timer. GE Time Switches 15207

I have a line (power) to a junction box and a line out to a lamppost that are currently connected together. It's currently turned off at the circuit breaker. I want to connect it to a timer. There are currently two black wires two white wires and two ground wires in the junction box. I bought a ge time switch 15207. The screw connections labeled from left to right read: timer timer nc no com Where do the black & white wires connect?

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The following is for the GE 15207 to be operated at 120 volts ONLY(which is what you have):

Make sure the DIP switch is set to 120 volts (all switches in the ON position).

BOTH white wires are connected to the left most terminal. The incoming black (HOT or LINE) wire from the breaker or source is connected to the second terminal from the left.

Also under the second terminal from the left, connect a jumper (using the same gauge wire) over to the "COM" terminal.

Then connect the outgoing black wire (LOAD) to the lamppost to the "NO" terminal.

The two bare grounding wires are twisted together with the supplied wirenut. This is _very_ important for safety.

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