Delay switch source


Old 09-22-13, 07:54 AM
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Delay switch source

I am wanting a switch that turns on after a 1 to 12 hour delay or so. Similar to an oven timer type thing. This is on a 110 circuit however.

Despite quite a bit of searching I can't find what I am wanting. I have a feeling it has a technical term that I am not aware of..............
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Old 09-22-13, 08:09 AM
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Timing relay. My supply house and electronic supplies both have them.
Old 09-22-13, 08:59 AM
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Since 110 volt circuits are not normally used in the U.S. our residential voltage being 120/240, you might look for 120.
Old 09-22-13, 12:03 PM
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Is that it..... just turn on.... not off automatically.

Timers can be obtained for specific purposes but you need to tell us exactly what you want the timer to do.
Old 09-22-13, 12:36 PM
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120v sorry. Back when I did some of this stuff back in high school the guys always seemed to call it 110, I have also seen 115.

I also want it to turn off automatically - obviously an important question.

The application is very similar to if I wanted to turn on a bath fan for 1-4 hours but I didn't want it to start up until maybe 1, 2 or 12 hours from now.

Edit - the time I want it to wait and the time for it to run all need to be variable.

Last edited by DeereDoc; 09-22-13 at 12:37 PM. Reason: Edit to add info

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