Will this astronomical timer work with my current wiring?

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Old 01-10-16, 01:21 PM
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Will this astronomical timer work with my current wiring?

I've had an Intermatic T101 timer in use but it suddenly stopped working.

I'm looking to upgrade to one that is a bit more convenient, but I'm not sure that it's compatible with my current wiring. It's the Leviton VPT24-1PZ.

Below are the specs given for each of the timers, the new one I'm looking at and the current old one, respectively. If we assume that the Intermatic's specs are compatible with my current wiring, will the Leviton do just fine to power a small business neon sign?

+ Leviton: 120VAC, 60HZ, 15A Resistive/Inductive, 1HP, for single pole, 1800W Incandescent

- Intermatic: 125 volts, 60 Hz, 1-circuit standard On/Off Single Pole Single Throw 40 Amps, 4000 watt capacity,


Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 01-10-16, 01:53 PM
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It will depend greatly on what you are controlling with the timer. The Intermatic is bulletproof and will handle quite a load. It is mechanical so the time will have to be reset in the event of a power failure. I use one of them for my diesel heater on my truck.

The Leviton is for lighting, will require a neutral in the switch box and has a lesser load factor amperage wise than the Intermatiac. Fill us in on what you are powering so we can give better advice.
 
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Old 01-10-16, 01:57 PM
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It would be used to power an outdoor small business neon sign in the store window.
 
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Old 01-10-16, 03:10 PM
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That Leviton switch would be a good choice to run that sign. Since you were already using a T-101 that means you have neutral available at that location.

Depot sells a timer that's very similar to the Leviton. Biggest difference is that it doesn't use a battery. It's made by Reliance.
 
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Thanks for that answer.

The Leviton isn't hardwired? Or, does it simply include a backup battery?
 
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Well I bought the Leviton one so I hope that it's compatible and works. Thanks all!
 
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Old 01-10-16, 11:51 PM
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Yes.... the Leviton is hardwired. The battery is for backup.
 
 

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