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I have a bathroom with an exhaust fan and a light that is over top of my bathtub connected to the same switch. Will the 5, 10, 20, 30 auto timer off switch be able to handle both the fan and the light without a problem power wise??????????

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What is the amp rating of the switch? A typical exaust fan motor will draw less than 2 amps and a 60 watt bulb less than an amp so just about any timer switch will work as long as it is rated for 5amps or more.

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