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I have a SELV electric fan in my bathroom with a timer. I want to be able to disconnect the timer portion so that the fan will switch off as I turn off the light.

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  • Rich Jun 01, 2010

    Hi .. Are you saying that the timer is part of the fan itself .. or is the timer a wall switch type item??

  • barrielegget Jun 02, 2010

    The and fan is operated by a cord pull. Between the cord pull and the fan there is 'box' containing the transformer and timer control. At the moment the fan operates when you pull the cord, and then when you switch off, (with the pull cord) the fan continues to operate for a few more minutes before it switches itself off. I want to be able to bypass the timer electrically so that the fan switches itself of when I pull the cord. I have had the 'box' off the wall and looked inside, and there is a circuit board with the timer on (currently set at the minimum time delay), and the transformer, as the fan works on 24 volts.
    Can you advise me what I need to do to bypass the timer please?

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OK .. the obvious connection would be to find the transformer. Then look at the imput and output of the transformer . you want to take the output , 24 volts, from the transformer and wire it directly to the lamp base. If this transformer is attached to the circuit board then it may be a difficult task to separate the leads. You will want to haqve the pull chain switch in the power line between the power source and the transformer , so the transformer is only working when the lamp is on.

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