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How to Wire an In-Wall Timer Switch for Lighting: With this lighting timer you will notice that it requires a white neutral wire which is needed for the timer to operate.

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Electrical Question: I am replacing a single pole wall switch timer which controls our outside house lights. The timer worked for many years with no problem until recently. I was hoping to purchase the same timer but it is no longer in production.

Please help. I’ve tried every variation of color connections and still don’t have it working.
Thank you.

This electrical wiring question came from: Monica, a Homeowner from Mundelein, IL.

Wiring a Woods Model 59018 Digital Timer

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Monica.

Application: Wiring a Timer Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical wiring project is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the timer switch wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Materials: Make sure the timer switch has the same amperage and voltage rating as the original switch, and is fully compatible with the electrical circuit, the light fixture and the type of light bulbs being used.

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How to Wire an In-Wall Timer Switch for Lighting

Woods Outdoor Lighting Timer Switch
Monica, this is the link for the instructions: In Wall 7-Day Digital Timer

Product Note:
The Coleman Cable completed the acquisition of Woods Industries, including Woods US and Woods Industries (Canada) Inc.

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