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How do you set a Noma 052-8819-2 timer to come on at dusk and shut off 6 hours later?

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1) Put black tape over photoelectric eye on timer.
Photo-eye is small round eyeball that bulges out.
See of lights stay on.

2) Turn timer away from source of light so photoelectric eye does not pick up feedback from lights.

It sounds like photo eye is receiving enough light that it turns off, 'thinking' it's dawn.
And then when lights are off, photo eye 'thinks' it's dark again, so lights come back on.

Let me know if this is the answer, because it's Christmas season, and folks have been asking about blinking outdoor timers. And then you're en-route to become fixya expert and boost your GNP by 3 cents an answer.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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Anonymous

SOURCE: We have the Noma Exterior

Identify timer on following page:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

Page shows instructions and troubleshooting.

That being said, if your timer has a dial with 2 4 6 8, then following instructions probably apply:

Timer turns on automatically at dusk,
Rotate dial to select when timer will turn off.
In your case, rotate dial to 6, and then timer will turn off 6 hours later.

Make sure to keep timer turned away from lights, or where car lights might reach photo-eye located on front of timer.
If timer is exposed to light, it will turn OFF, and then blink back ON few minutes later.
When timer turns ON again, the 6 hour countdown starts over.

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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Gene Haynes

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SOURCE: moonrays noma landscape 9 hour power supply. cannot figure it out

You have the 9 hour 200 watt Moonray.
Copy following link to identify timer and see basic instructions by pushing button and cycling throught choices.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html#Power-pack

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/gene_9f0ef4df2f9897e7

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2) On-line search shows dawn-dusk timer which can be set to turn off 1-9 hours after dusk.
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Identify timer on following page:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Woods-timers-and-manuals.html

Page shows instructions and troubleshooting.

That being said, if your timer has a dial with 2 4 6 8, then following instructions probably apply:

Timer turns on automatically at dusk,
Rotate dial to select when timer will turn off.
In your case, rotate dial to 6, and then timer will turn off 6 hours later.

Make sure to keep timer turned away from lights, or where car lights might reach photo-eye located on front of timer.
If timer is exposed to light, it will turn OFF, and then blink back ON few minutes later.
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Intermatic make HB51 timer.

If this is not your timer, then add a comment.
To set for ON at dusk, and off 8 hours later, rotate dial to the number 8.
Timer turns on automatically at dusk.
Timer set to 8 hours will start countdown when timer turns ON > and 8 hours later timer will turn off.

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on again.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 8 hour countdown.
A car pulling in the driveway can cause feedback.
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You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

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You posted under Intermatic make HB51 timer.

If this is not your timer, then add a comment.

To set for ON at dusk, and off 4 hours later, rotate dial to the number 4.
Timer turns on automatically at dusk because timer has photo eye.
Timer set to 4 hours will start countdown when timer turns ON > and 4 hours later timer will turn off.

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 4 hour countdown.
A car pulling in driveway can cause feedback.
If timer resets because of feedback, it begins 4 hour countdown again, so lights will not turn off until much later than planned, or not turn off until dusk.

You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

If timer is not functioning correctly, then timer is defective.

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Two things can cause problem.
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2) feedback from nearby lights

Make sure timer is turned away from lights so photo-eye doesn't receive feedback.
Feedback is when the photo eye gets too much light, and then timer thinks it's dawn, so lights turn off, and a moment later photo eye thinks it's dusk again and lights turn on again.
Feedback from lights will cause timer to reset the 6 hour countdown.
A car pulling in the driveway can cause feedback.
If the timer resets because of feedback, it begins the 6 hour countdown again, so the lights will not turn off until much later, or at dawn.

You can test timer by putting black tape over photo eye, and then timer will turn on.
Set timer for 2 hours for example and then check if timer turned off 2 hours later.

If timer is not functioning correctly, then timer is defective.

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Product image:
http://www.amazon.com/Woods-17321-Outdoor-3-Outlets-6-Foot/dp/B000BHN4H8

Manual
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If this is not your timer, check following page:
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Dusk-type yard stake has photo electric eye, which is visible as round glass ball.
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If your timer is different, add a comment with model number and I'll post instructions for that timer.

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