In Wall Light Timer

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Old 03-27-07, 05:09 PM
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In Wall Light Timer

Im looking to install a light timer for my Home Aquarium lighting. Have seen the heavy duty ones that you plug into the receptacle. But....

I've seen some poeple use these "in wall" digital timers. Intermatic makes one but I dont think its right for my application.

I have 8x80 watts of T5 lighting, powered by 2 IceCap Electronic 660 ballasts and 1 IceCap 440.


Model EJ5000C

http://www.intermatic.com/?action=pr...cid=43&sid=112


Problem is, it says ""Note: Do not use with starter, compact fluorescent or other electronic ballasts. Timer should ONLY be connected to a permanently wired light fixture. DO NOT connect to a wall receptacle. "

Anyone know how I go about finding the right device?
 
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Old 03-27-07, 05:31 PM
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What type of time period you looking at? 30min, 60 min, shut off? Or a programmable timer?

Something like this may work.

http://www.smarthome.com/1122w.html
 
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Old 03-27-07, 05:34 PM
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Looking for 10-12 continuous periods per day. Same every day, nothing fancy. Photoperiod like this:

Ballast 1 On: 12:00pm
Ballast 2 On: 12:30pm
Ballast 3 On: 1:00pm

Ballast 1 Off: 11:00pm
Ballast 2 Off: 11:30pm
Ballast 3 Off: 12:00am

Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the link.

Also found this one...
http://www.intermatic.com/?action=prod&pid=9205&did=3&cid=43&sid=112

However, looks like I may not be able to justify the "oooh" factor as these are $30-$55+ each. Might just stick with the Heavy Duty round external timers that plug in.
 
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