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How do you program it?

It is an Intermatic EJ500 timer that I do not have the instructions for.

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Here is the download link for the manual:
http://www.retrevo.com/search/v2/jsp/downloadPage.jsp?doc=48a91d45bcfc94ce08c41f94051ed1f1&modelid=22965789&q=Intermatic+EJ500
You have to give an email address and answer a captcha but that should get you the info you need.

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I am an electrician and my client wants me to reprogram the digital timer (Intermatic) I don't know the model # but it looks like the one on the previous page. Probably the most popular digital wall timer...


Below are links to digital timers to help identify your timer.
Manuals for each timer appear on page.
Programming takes patience, which might be why your customer wants you to do it.
And these 1-year warranty timers go bad, and then timer will not reprogram, which may be another reason why customer wants you to do it.
Intermatic EJ500 and ST01C are battery operated, and will not program if battery is low.
Aube has rechargeable battery that is not replaceable, and this timer will not program if battery is bad.
Other timers shown below have clocks that operate on 120V circuit and require white neutral before display lights up.

Generally each programming is same: You set current time. Some timers you set daylight savings time. Some timers are 7-day, and some offer dusk-to-dawn. For 7-day, you set event1 ON and then event1 OFF for up to 7 programs. You choose the days for each event to operate. Before programming, make a schedule so there are no overlaps or conflicts in programming.
With Intermatic EJ500 and ST01C, event1 is the ON event and event2 is the OFF event, up to 40 events.

Add a comment if you hit trouble spot when programming.
Also fixya offers live phone support for a price.

Intermatic EJ500 with 7-day or dusk-to-dawn
Programming remains in memory forever, so you may only have to re-enter current time.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Flipdown.html

Intermatic ST01C with 7-day or dusk-to-dawn
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html

Intermatic EI500 7-day
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#EI500

Aube timers are either dusk-to-dawn or 7-day
http://waterheatertimer.org/Aube-timers.html

Utilitec 0192773 with 7-day and astro dusk to dawn
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0192773.html

Utilitec 0141224
http://waterheatertimer.org/Program-wire-Utilitec-0141224.html

GE 15071 - 15086 in-wall timers: one has daylight savings time
http://waterheatertimer.org/GE-timers-and-manuals.html

Woods 59018 in-wall
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

Tork SS720 in wall:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tork-consumer-timers-and-manuals.html

Dec 17, 2010 | Intermatic Inc. ST01C Digital In-Wall...

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Flickering bulbs


You posted under EJ500 Intermatic battery-operated timer.
If you have different timer, add a comment.
I have tested EJ500 timer.

A) If this is new single-pole installation and lights click on-off when timer turned on, then you connected red wire where blue wire should be connected.

Manual says for single pole switch:
Timer-black-wire to Hot; Timer-blue-wire to Load (lights)
Here's how to wire timer correctly:
1) Timer-green-wire connects to bare ground wire.
2) Switch has 2 wires. Take switch wires and connect them to timer-black-wire and timer-blue-wire. Choose either one for now.
3) Put wire nut on red wire.
4) Turn on electricity, and push ON-OFF button. If lights come on, timer is wired correctly. If lights do not come on, then reverse timer-blue and timer-black wires.

B) If you are replacing 3-way switch, view wiring diagrams shown on link below, and then add a comment saying exact color of wires. To wire this timer for 3-way can require additional wire between switches. This is because EJ500 blue wire must always go to Load (light, fan, motor)
http://waterheatertimer.org/ST01C-program.html#EJ500-wire

C) If this is older timer that stopped working, check your bulbs. Then check timer battery. Manual says if timer stops working and bulbs are good, and battery good, then reset timer and reprogram. How to reset timer. Press reset button while holding down Next/ON-OFF button.
EJ500 manual has long list of programming instructions: Add a comment if you forgot parts of programming.
EJ500 manual
http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/files/intermatic/products/instructions/timers/ej500c%20-%20english.ashx

Nov 28, 2010 | Intermatic Inc. EJ500C Digital Wall Switch...

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I need the instructions to program the EJ 5000C


EJ500 is battery operated timer.
Battery is located in pull-out tray behind flip-down door.
If display does not show, battery is dead, or timer has quit working.

Instruction manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-ej500c-manual.pdf

Nov 18, 2010 | Intermatic Inc. EJ500C Digital Wall Switch...

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I have a EJ500. It turns on at evening but does not turn off at dawn


http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-ej500c-manual.pdf

The astronomic settings are not correct. The instructions are long. Start with section 4 on page 2 of instructions. Clear programming, and then reprogram timer.

Aug 18, 2010 | Intermatic Inc. EJ500C Digital Wall Switch...

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We recently purchased a home with an intermatic model EJ500 timer. It does not work. Changed batteries - screen does not light up. Breaker checked and working. Nothing happens when press next/on/off and...


EJ500 has 1 year warranty. The reset button sits naturally lower than other buttons.

The manual shows troubleshooting.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-ej500c-manual.pdf

If timer is blank: display bulb burned out; press next/on/off, other timer or switch has turned off power to EJ500.

Maybe a new timer is needed. ST01C (1 year) & EI600 (5 year warranty) each offer same 40-programs per week.

Timers shown above are battery operated, and cannot operate load farther than 100' from timer.

EI500 & GE 15086 offer 7 programs per week ... 7 on events and 7 off events.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Programmable.html#progr

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