Question about Timex Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

Hello, I have a Timex Heavy Duty appliance timer. I just bought it. It is model # 12-881. It has a 1875 Watt capacity for 15 amps and 120 VAC and 60HZ. I have an Amana air conditioner around 3 years old in my living room. It is 10,200 BTUs. There is a note on it saying, "Use on a single outlet circuit only. Connect unit to a circuit protected by a 15 amp delay fuse or circuit breaker." From this air conditioner I want to connect a 9 ft. extension cord which handles 125 V and 15 amps and 1875 Watts. I want to plug the extension cord in to the new Timex timer mentioned above and turn the Amana air condtioner on around 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday night and turn it off around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night. I want to set the timer to have the air conditioner on for a maximum of 10 hours each day. Is this safe? Should I do this? Would it be better to have the air conditioner on for less hours each day? It's not supposed to be that hot so we certainly have more flexibility. If so, how many? During those hours the air conditioner is running should I feel the timer and the extension cord and where the two meet to see if it's gotten warm or hot? What would I have to feel there to indicate there could be a problem and I should turn it off? I thank you very much for any assistance you can give me. Take care. Alan Magill

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,841 Answers

Alan there is a few problems with what you want to do. First off you should never run an A/C on an extension cord. Secondly the A/C will draw more at startup than after it gets going. You may be fine with this 15 amp timer but make sure that the A/C does not require more than 1875 watts at startup. If you must use an extension cord then buy one that is just long enough to reach and purchase at least a 12 gauge one. 10 gauge would even be better. I would recommend you leave the A/C on all the time and just set the thermostat to a temperature of say 78 degrees. By turning it off entirely it will work very hard at startup to cool not only the air but the furniture walls and everything else in the area it is located in down to a comfortable temperature. I personally would forget the timer and just use the A/C thermostat. Of course if you want the home comfortable when you arrive and do not want it running at all when you are not there then a timer is the answer. I just do not think you will save much money in that manner as the A/C will have to work so hard to cool everything down and will run continuously for hours. You could check it both ways and see which was the most cost effective.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Intermatic timer model: E-1010


This heavy-duty 15 amp mechanical timer replaces single-pole switch.
Use for appliances, attic fan, 1 HP motors, lights, CLF, led ... any load.
Operates in freezing location such as garage... note; many electronic timers that cannot be exposed to freezing temperatures.
Requires neutral wire.
There are two models E1010 E1020.
The E1010 has non-replaceable, 2 On 2 OFF trippers.
E1020 version has replaceable trippers with 30 minute intervals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-timers-and-manuals.html#E1020

Gene

Water Heater Timers Save Money

Mar 05, 2015 | Intermatic Hardware & Accessories

1 Answer

I purchased a 1875 watts Timex Heavy Duty timer Model # 12-881 to connect to my 1200 watt water distiller. The timer is burned and has melted where the distiller was plugged in. We were furtunate...


Timex 12-881 timer has 3-prong outlet and is rated 15amp 1875 watts.

The timer melted because too much amperage was drawn across the connection and timer got hot.
Different things can cause this.
Phony rating, and/or mis-manufactured timer.
Defective timer.
If distiller has a motor, then it will draw more amps at start-up.
Timer is rated for incandescent light bulbs only.
Many timers say 1875 watts resistive, but instruction sheet will show 1000Watts incandescent and 1/4 HP horsepower.
Timer is plugged into extension cord.
Cheaply built product, not meant for constant use.
Timer outlet and distiller plug did not meet firmly, so connection heated up.
Turn off distiller before plugging into outlet so no spark is at the connection point.

I recommend appliance timer for operating appliances.
For example Intermatic HB 113 timer.
http://www.smarthome.com/25071/Intermatic-HB113C-120V-20A-Heavy-Duty-Mechanical-Appliance-Timer/p.aspx
Also heavy duty portable timer like Intermatic P1121
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-timers-and-manuals.html#appliance

Take a moment and rate answer:
And take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Sep 01, 2011 | Timex Heavy Duty Appliance Timer

1 Answer

I bought timer model #402A. It says 1250 watts tungsten rated. Here is my question: I have a demhumifier that draws 1800 watts-can I use the timer and what does 1250watts tungsten mean? Thank you.


1250 watt tungsten: Tungsten is the tungsten filament in light bulb.
So 402A timer is rated for light bulb only and not dehumidifier motor load.
1800 watt dehumidifier will burn 402A timer, and could start a fire.
I suggest Intermatic heavy-duty appliance timer HB113C:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/070-appliance-timers.pdf
http://www.smarthome.com/25071/Intermatic-HB113C-120V-20A-Heavy-Duty-Mechanical-Appliance-Timer/p.aspx

Jun 24, 2011 | Tork 402A 24 Hr Mechanical PlugIn Timer ...

1 Answer

Had to change battery. Since I did this the day will scroll several times and will not let me set the day, nor the time, nor the mode. Is my unit toast ?? As it was working till I changed the battery.


Most digital timers suggest resetting as last-step effort to restore functionality.
This particular timer is reset by removing battery.
Try removing battery again. Otherwise it seems the timer has gone bad.
HB88RC is discontinued product.
Replacement is heavy-duty Intermatic HB800RCL 2-outlet or HB800RCH 1-outlet timer.
http://www.smarthome.com/25078/Intermatic-HB800RCL-Heavy-Duty-Digital-Appliance-Timer/p.aspx
http://www.smarthome.com/48715/Intermatic-HB800RCH-Outdoor-Digital-Timer/p.aspx

Less expensive and less reliable timer Woods 59403 with 1-outlet has quite a few 'timer won't work' questions on fixya.
http://www.amazon.com/Woods-59403-Heavy-Duty-Outdoor-Digital/dp/B002KS7EOK
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#6-24

Jun 19, 2011 | Intermatic HB88RC - 7-Day Programmable...

1 Answer

Need instrutions for model dt-17


Intermatic dt17 timer instructions:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/dt17c-timer-manual.pdf

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

May 09, 2010 | Electric Intermatic 7 Day Digital Timer...

1 Answer

How do i wire a eight circut timer on 120 vac


If you add a comment and say which timer brand and model number, I can probably pull a manual and give you wiring instructions.

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Feb 26, 2010 | Electric Intermatic 7 Day Digital Timer...

1 Answer

NEED EXTENSION FOR TOASTMASTER COOL EDGE GRILL MODEL 896S


I'm assuming you mean the power cord. Most of these units use standard power cords. Take it to an appliance parts store to match it. If you can't find the cord you want, extension cords called heavy duty are available. Be sure that the power draw on the label on the cord equals or exceeds that of the unit. Some cords use 'amps'...some appliances use watts. To get amps from watts: take the wattage, divide by volts (typically 120) to get amps. A 1200 watt appliance uses 10 amps. Use the next highest rating.

Jan 01, 2008 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hardware & Accessories Logo

Related Topics:

159 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Timex Hardware & Accessories Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

41560 Answers

Gene Haynes

Level 3 Expert

5089 Answers

Are you a Timex Hardware and Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...