Intermatic 230v pool timer, please tell me how to connect

Old 08-29-14, 02:09 PM
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Intermatic 230v pool timer, please tell me how to connect

Hi All

I bought the below intermatic 230v pool timer from ebay with no instructions.

I just need to know which 2 terminals to connect the power and which 2 terminals to connect to the pool pump please

I checked their website and this model does not come up, also checked google and also checked with the electrical guy at home depot which could not help

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Old 08-29-14, 03:39 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

First issue I see is the timer is 50 HZ. This will likely not keep correct time on our 60 HZ electrical system.

If you still want to try it, make sure all the trippers are set to off. Take a multi meter set to Ohms and read between each terminal. You should be able to read through the motor. You can confirm this by reading between the other two terminals and make the tripper turn it on. You can open and close the contacts with the trippers.
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In addition to what Tolyn said should note that this device only has a SPST so it will only break one lead of your 240v power. You also need a separate power feed, probably 120 V to run the clock motor. What you purchased may be able to be used for what you want to use it for but it's certainly not designed for that use.
Old 08-30-14, 01:15 AM
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Hi from Norway
First, most likely to to be the set of to close pins to be to the switch.
The 230V 50 Hz timer motor will run 60/50 or 20% faster at 60hz. It will work on your 240V system.
If you have only 120V 60 hz, it may still be a chance for having it running,( maybe better with a bipolar capacitor in the range of approx 1/2 - 1 microfarad, but here you are on experimental bases, and should be careful. Capacitors charges with the applied voltage, and still has it when you touch it later, if its not discharged before you stick your fingers on it).


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