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How do I wire the Utilitech Daylight Saving In-Wall Timer Model #0192773

How do I wire the Utilitech Daylight Saving In-Wall Timer Model #0192773

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Old 02-15-15, 02:49 PM
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How do I wire the Utilitech Daylight Saving In-Wall Timer Model #0192773

My current switch that I want to change out for the timer has one hot wire in, one load wire out to the lights which I want on the timer and common hot, if that's what you call it, to a second switch. Note: These are not 3 way switches.

One 15A circuit to power two light switches and string of outlets. All connected in same box. All 4 white wires connected together. All 4 ground wires connected together. Black hot wires connected as described previously.

The instructions for wiring the timer are here.

These instructions only show how to wire if the existing box only has one switch. When looking at the instructions I see that the white neutral wires in from panel and out to lights both connect to the timer a the N location. This diagram is deceiving. These look like holes that one can just push the stripped wire into but there is a screw at all four locations. N, G, L-I, L-O. A small formed plate holds down the wires when the screw is turned.

With all that said, I need advice if the following will be SAFE and will work...

I want to use two neutral pigtails from the N location on the timer and splice to the other four neutrals in the box. I want to use a bare copper pigtail from the G location on the timer and splice to the other four ground wires in the box. I want to connect the black HOT wire to the L-I location and also the common hot going to the other switch to the L-1 location. I want to connect the black LOAD wire going out to the lights I want timed to the L-O location on the timer.

Does this sound like the correct splicing for my scenario? Will this be safe? Also, just for learning purposes, how does the outlets power stay on if the load wire for these are coming off the back of the second light switch?

Thank you.
 
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Old 02-15-15, 04:05 PM
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Hi, the receptacles are connected through the black &white splices,what your plan is should be fine except pigtail only one white to the timer.
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Old 02-15-15, 07:24 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Those screw terminals on that timer are the best of both worlds. Better than the back stab connections and easier to use than the side screws.

You just put the wire straight into the hole and tighten the screw which tightens the plate against the wire. Makes a very solid connection.

Like Geo said.... you only need one wire to the neutral connection.
I'd connect the two black hot wires together and then add a pigtail to connect to the L1-in on the timer.
 
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