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I have the # 4001 - 00 timer (other info on timer is TD-1744OG) My timer is being used to turn on and off specific lights for an apartment complex - ie front entrance, back entrance and so on. My problem is this: When the power goes off for any lengthy period of time, the control for the lights gets out of whack sort of speak. Then I have to travel 30 miles to the apartment complex to reset things again. Is there anyway to get around this problem, perhaps a timer with a battery backup or something?

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4001-00 is 120Volt mechanical timer.
I suggest replacing old mechanical time piece with newer electronic time clock with back up carryover.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Boxtype.html

Intermatic EH10 is 120V has power carryover
Tork EW103B has selectable voltage with capacitor carryover
Sylvania SA300 is 120V has backup battery carryover and also has dawn-to-dusk feature

Open link above to see manuals and sellers

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