Two pole timer switch

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Two pole timer switch

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I have a two gang box. In the first part I have a dual switch that has the fan and the heat lamp connected to it. I would like to replace that single switch with two timer switches. So basically both fixtures would be turned on with a timer. Right next to this switch I have a switch that controls the light in the bathroom.

Is there a switch that has two timers on it?

If not, then I would need one that has a timer and a regular switch to turn the fan+light and then the second timer to turn on the heat lamp.

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Old 04-05-10, 01:50 PM
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I know of no device that has two timers or one switch/timer combo. I suggest removing the 2 gang box and installing a 3 gang remodel box in it place.
 
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Do you want the fan and the heater to have separate timers or come on together with a single timer? Are they on the same circuit? Do you want an actual timer (on/off at specific time) or a spring wound timer (manually twist on, ticks down for XX minutes then off)?
 
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Yes, I want the fan and the heater to have separate timer. They are on the same circuit.

Either a spring or some of the electronic timers would work.

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Do you want the fan and the heater to have separate timers or come on together with a single timer? Are they on the same circuit? Do you want an actual timer (on/off at specific time) or a spring wound timer (manually twist on, ticks down for XX minutes then off)?
 
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Originally Posted by keano016 View Post
Yes, I want the fan and the heater to have separate timer. They are on the same circuit.

Either a spring or some of the electronic timers would work.
The closest I could find was a Pass & Seymour switch that controls two loads. In the up position, both are in the on position without a timer. In the down position, one is on a 1-60 minute timer and the other is off. EDIT: I should mention that there is a middle position where both are off.

Not exactly what you're looking for. I believe Tolyn Ironhand is correct, a larger box with two seperate devices is the only way to accomplish your requirements.
 
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how are these electronic timers? Is the spring ones more durable/last longer?
 
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how are these electronic timers? Is the spring ones more durable/last longer?
As a general rule, solid state electronic timers should last quite a bit longer than their mechanical counterparts. A spring should wear out far faster than an electronic timer, even though I'd expect a spring to last at least five years even with frequent use.
 
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Spring wound one aren't vulnerable to current surge. The electronic ones may be.
 
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