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semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:47 pm Post subject: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 http://www.ebay.in/itm/MULTIPURPOSE-PROGRAMMABLE-DIGITAL-TIMER-TIME-SWITCH-WITH-LCD-CLOCK-/271221710570?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item3f2612deea
 
 I  mean  "Semi  DIY"  because  I  have  purchased  this  timer  switch.  Plan  is  to  connect  the  switch  to  a  spike  guard  in  a  suitable  housing  to  allow  using  4  tubelight  points.  I  will  consult  an  electrician  tomorrow  to  confirm  if  my  plan  is  alright.  Has  any  one  done  this  already?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:25 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 http://mumbai.olx.in/aquarium-lights-timer-switch-multi-purpose-iid-566250386
 
 http://mumbai.olx.in/aquarium-lights-timer-switch-multi-purpose-iid-565160191
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:00 am Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Procured  the  timer  from  ebay,  bought  a  spike  guard  frm  local  shop,  cut  off  the  wire  of  the  spike  guard  and  attached  the  timer  to  it....works  like  a  dream  Smile  Now  no  worry  regarding  photo  period.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:49 am Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Can  you  share  a  photo  of  what  you  have  done  please.   I  am  having  a  hard  time  imagining  how  you  have  done  the  wiring.     Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:58 am Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Hi  rookietookie!
 
 That  was  a  nice  thing  you  did.  But  someone  who  plans  to  buy  a  new  timer  I  would  suggest  the  programmable  time  available  at  dx.com
 
 You  can  check  this  out
 
 http://dx.com/p/te-k26-1-5-screen-digital-programmable-timing-switch-socket-white-uk-plug-ac-220-240v-187043
 
 You  can  directly  connect  the  spike  guard  to  it.  Only  thing  you  will  require  a  EU  plug  spike  guard  or  a  universal  converter.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:26 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Johnny
 
 This  is  what  my  electrician  did
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:50 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Spike  guard  extensions  have  serious  serviceability  problems..  and  they  fail  frequently.  
 Better  option  would  be  to  buy  switches  and  sockets  separately  and  wire  them  using  a  junction  box  specially  meant  for  them..  You  can  buy  the  whole  set  from  any  local  electrical  shop..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:18 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

                                                   
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:40 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 Got  it!  So  he  has  left  the  earth  line  out  and  just  connected  the  rest.  Thanks!     Smile  
 I  was  kinda  expecting  that  the  extension  box's  line  and  neutral  wires  alone  would  have  been  cut  and  the  timer  inserted  in  between.   For  me,  I  am  planning  to  do  what  Nidhi  has  said.   Take  my  timer  to  a  switch  board  cutter's  and  get   a  custom  box  with  space  for  the  timer  included.   I  have  like  what  you  do  now.   But  concerned  about  the  safety  of  such  insulation  on  the  timer  terminals,  esp  w  an  inquisitive  toddler  running  around  the  house.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:52 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 
 
 Nidhi's  suggestion  would  work  equally  well...just  that  I  didn't  have  patience  to  wait  for  the  wood  work   Smile  .  The  other  advantage  with  the  spike  guard  was  the  fuse  fail  safe...just  in  case..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:11 pm Post subject: Re: semi diy timer switch for tubelights in planted aquarium Reply with quote

 I  would  not  go  with  a  spike  guard  for  a  timer...  a  Spike  guard  has  a  minimum  of  4  sockets  where  we  never  use  more  than  one  at  a  time...  
 
 or  if  we  are  using  any  other  equipments  to  switch  on  and  off  at  the  same  time  of  the  photo  period...
 
 Even  if  you  plan  for  a  solenoid  for  your  regulator,  we  need  to  have  a  separate  timer.
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