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Dayton 6a859 off delay timer wiring

How do you wire a Dayton 6a859 solid stare off delay timer?

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I'm also trying to figure out this relay. the description above from palaboy is GREAT, thanks so much for weighing in here!! however I'm not following what the "push on switch" for the leftmost terminals are. Are these the same as the "coil" terminals in a mechanical relay? (i.e. I want to hook up a 120V circuit from my bathroom lights that when energized, closes the "coil" and enables a second 120VAC circuit that runs a fan with an off delay). Seems I need a separate general relay that will provide the "switch" to the leftmost terminals of the 6a859? Any relays that do it all in one unit? THANKS!

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Minimum time delay is 15 seconds To

defeat the delay, bypass the timer contact inside the box, of course it

would not be called a delay timer anymore ( might also void warranty )

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  • bhershock May 26, 2010

    I don't understand how to wire it.

    I an sending it a run signal then and driving another relay that I want to have extended time.

    could you tell me what each terminal does.


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    Rommel Cana May 26, 2010

    From the picture or image above,

    a ) On the leftmost terminal

    The symbol stands for a switch ( push on ).

    Which means to enable these " Device " it needs to have a close contact.

    In general term , you need to make these terminal shorted to enable the Timer.

    1 ) Output of the " Device " , where it goes to " one side ( terminal ) of the load

    2 ) Input , these line , goes to Source , ( Line side , power line )

    3 ) is the " Common Wire "

    The Load have two ( 2 ) terminals ,

    1 ) goes to no 1

    2 ) and the other goes to no 3

    The Source have two ( 2 ) terminals,

    1 ) goes to no 2

    2 ) goes to no 3

    You will need to connect no 1 to your Relay to have an extended time.

    to enable , you need to have a switch connected to :

    Load should not exceed 1A on these " Device " ( output ).

    Hope these helps



  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana May 26, 2010

    here it is in schematics:

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Jul 11, 2010



    For your Question?

    " Are these the same as the "coil" terminals in a mechanical relay? "

    • Electrically speaking , Yes.

    But it needs to be a separate one ( not within the relay contacts )

    ( To be safe also )

    • Any switch will do ( it will just momentarily close the circuit for the relay coil.)

    The relay contacts of the Magnetic Contactor will latch itself ( till there is power )

    And the Dayton 6a859 is one of the contender , But you can use a higher current Capacity

    Magnetic Contactor as well ( even without timer ) or

    Connect it on the output ( Dayton ), should you choose to have a delay timer



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Can you use a photo eye or motion sensor to act as a push button

Yes. You only have to identify the C,NO and NC wires on the motion detector and connect them to the timer.

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To palaboy: when you talk about a switch on the left most terminals, you mean with this switch im enable the timer???

Question is not clear.

You posted about Dayton on-delay timer?
This timer has two contacts, and wires similar to a light switch.
Connect 120V power to terminal 1
Connect wire going to load to terminal 3
Maximum Load is 1 amp so this timer should be wire to a contactor/relay and not directly to Load.

If you have Dayton off-delay timer, open following link for wiring diagram, and to see examples of contactors:

If you have a different timer, then add a comment with clear description of timer or in-focus photo of timer posted on Flickr

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I am looking for a multi function relay similar to the Dayton (1)6A855 but with a 240vac input not 120vac input. Can you assist please. Regards Bruce Peters

1) Dayton 6A855 time delay pin timer
Grainger owns Dayton, so you might want to contact Grainger

2) Time delay timers at Grainger:

3) Grainger shows time-delay 8-pin 120 or 240V
Grainger shows 11-pin 120 or 240V

Searching for "11 pin 240Volt delay timer" turned up results:

4) Following pdf shows knob-adjustable 240V delay-on pin timer

5) Signaline has delay timers (800) 862-2875


7) Another pdf with 240V delay pin timers

8) Not wanting to say what already know, but each 240V circuit is made from two out-of-phase 120V lines. Any 240Volt Load can be turned OFF by turning off one of the 120V lines. In this way, the Dayton 120V timer can be used to control 240V load.
Also the 120V Dayton can operate 120V double-pole contactor, and then the contactor controls 240V Load.

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On terminals 6 & 7 do you need to apply a power source? is terminal 2 the hot from breaker and #3 the neutral terminal?

Following page has Dayton timer wiring:

Terminals 6 and 7 are wired with 120Volt power as shown.
The push button gives momentary impulse of electricity to timer.
Timer activates when impulse of electricity ends.
Timer activation turns Load ON and begins countdown.
When countdown expires, timer turns Load OFF.

Terminal 2 is 125V Hot from breaker.
Terminal 3 is Neutral.

Terminal 1 goes to Load.
Load cannot exceed 1 amp.
So Dayton timer can only control single 100 watt light bulb, or it can control 120Volt coil on contactor.
Contactor turns on Load with any voltage: 120, 240, 277, etc or 3 phase contactor.

Suggest busman in-line 1 amp fuse between terminal 1 and Load to protect timer.

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I have a 6a859 relay, does the 120 power lead go on 2 or 3?

Your load cannot exceed 1 amp

You'll need to connect load wires to a contactor or relay that has 120V coil

Local HVAC supply carries contactors
Grainger has contactors 120V coil and 25 amp across terminals
Fasco H230A with 120V coil and 30 amp across terminals

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How to wire a dayton off delay timer relay for 1 min. solenoid ac

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