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Power Timer - for pool equipment

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:52 pm
by DanM
Hey do you any of you electrically talented folks have any recommendations for a simple timer, or possibly a programmable timer that has a couple of outlets? I basically just need something I can set in the morning to run the pool equipment for a few hours and then cut the power off. It doesn't need to be cheap but the ones at pool stores are like 400-500 bucks and they're full of useless crap like wifi, blutooth, etc. I don't need to connect it to my phone or be able to run my pool equipment from anywhere through the internet, I just want to turn power on in the morning and set it to shutoff after X amount of hours.

There's gotta be a less expensive, simpler alternative but I'm having trouble finding anything that can handle a 15 amp circuit. The stuff I can find is for christmas lights and the 'best' one could handle 8 amps or something like that.

Re: Power Timer - for pool equipment

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 pm
by Aaron
This thing handles a 20A load:

https://www.intermatic.com/en/in-wall-c ... km2st-1gmx

This looks like 15A, might work for you:

https://www.amazon.com/myTouchSmart-Pro ... B01N2WIR3H

Re: Power Timer - for pool equipment

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:59 am
by DanM
Thanks Aaron. That's weird that the 20A one is available at home depot. I asked the bums there about such a device yesterday and all they could find was the weak chrismas lights ones. Told me they've never seen a bigger one.

Re: Power Timer - for pool equipment

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:00 pm
by emtnut
Lol ... The Home depot guys :mrgreen:

Intermatic and Torx are pretty much the standard for pool timers. Sounds like you found one at HD, without the orange apron help 8-)