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  1. traceydelfs

    traceydelfs New Member

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    Just recently installed a 100w slimline transformer with VAC-TIMER2. Lights go on at dusk like they should but I can not get them to go off on any of timed settings, they continue to stay on until dawn; or they go off after set number of hours but end up back on by dawn.
     
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  2. Evan Kruk

    Evan Kruk Online Liaison Staff Member

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    Hey there Tracey,

    To help determine whether what you are experiencing is related to either the timer or the location of the transformer, I would recommend testing it.

    To test the Timer & Photocell combo device:

    (In daylight)
    1. Test in the ON position first.

    2. If the timer works in this setting then, set it to dusk to dawn setting; it should turn off after doing this.

    3. You should then cover the photocell (the small diode on the timer itself) in complete darkness for anywhere from 5-6 minutes (using a towel or something that encompasses the entire device is recommended.) After this time, it should power on.

    (When using the Slim Line transformer which has the timer device built it, you would need to cover the entire glass face of the door to properly test the cycling functionality.)

    If the timer does not cycle properly, the device may need to be inspected. If the device cycles properly when testing but does not do so at night in the natural setting, the issue is more than likely related to the location of the transformer in regards to ambient light.