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Author Topic: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working  (Read 5853 times)

Diocrew

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Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« on: July 31, 2012, 09:00:08 PM »

Hi all,

I created a simple Dusk/Dawn timer to turn on/off a light outside my house, but it doesn't seem to work consistantly. I have an outside light that is plugged into a socket rocket. The light will turn off and on via a remote or by clicking the module switch in AHP. I can't for the life of me figure out why the timer does not work properly.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

 B:(
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Dan Lawrence

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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 09:03:03 PM »

Can you show us the timer?   Perhaps it's not constructed properly.
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Diocrew

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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:26:59 PM »

Here is a screenshot

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dave w

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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 06:56:49 AM »

If you are using a Socket Rocket, your module is configured wrong. SRs are ON-OFF ONLY. But you have the SR in AHP configured as a dimmable wall switch, so the command AHP is sending to the Socket Rocket is a command for a dimmable light switch. Re-configure the switch in AHP as a Socket Rocket or an Appliance Module.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 07:02:36 AM by dave w »
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Diocrew

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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 10:13:13 AM »

Dave, THANK YOU! I can't believe I didn't see that before.

I will see if that works when I get home.

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Diocrew

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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 08:50:43 AM »

Hi Dave,

So I set it up a test timer to run for a couple of minutes. It turns on fine, but will not turn off. I also ran the dusk-dawn timer and the same thing happened. Again, if I click on the switch the lights turn on and off fine.

I am using AHP 3.318 with a CM19A.

This is really frustrating for something so simple. Any other ideas you might have a greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike
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dave w

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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 07:26:44 PM »

Sorry, I miss read your original post. When you said "I have an outside light that is plugged into a socket rocket". Ithought you probably meant A "Super Socket" instaed of "Socket Rocket" which is an easy mistake due to the similar names. I continued the confusion when I told you to configure  "Socket Rocket or Appliance Module".

 If the light is truely a Socket Rocket and not a Super Socket then the ON but no OFF might be noise IF you are using a CFL or LED bulb. (the bulb when on makes so much electrical noise, the OFF signal can not get through). If the bulb is standard incandescent...I dunno.
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Re: Outside lights Dusk/Dawn timer not working
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 06:30:29 PM »

Thanks Dave. Yes, it is a regular incandescent bulb that is screwed into a Socket Rocket.

hmmm
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