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mwalz

20 Amp Timer Or Remote

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Currently i have 4 wireless remotes on my display. The display is at my grandmas house so that is why i have to have remotes because it is easy for her to turn on and off every night. Are there any 20 amp outdoor timers? or any 20 amp wireless remotes? It can't be hard wired in, it has to have the standard 3 prong plug. I can't really seem to find anything online. I do need them to be at least 20 amps if not more. I have ones now but not rated for the amperage I'm pulling. Also i don't want to spend a lot for the 4 of them.

 

Thanks a bunch,

Matt

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This timer is rated max at 20A 2400 watts. It runs best at 15A 1875watts. I have three of these.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-31215-TimerMax-OutdoorPro-Professional/dp/B0020ML74E/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1386047706&sr=1-1&keywords=Stanley+31215+TimerMax+OutdoorPro+Twin+Outlet+Professional+Grade+Timer%2C+Black

 

Otherwise you have to go with a mechanical gear timer rated at 30 amps those run 45-55 bucks.

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Use an amp meter and see what your actual draw is.  If not available, estimate it.  Lets say each incan prop (deer, etc) draws 1 amp (a 100-ct string is only .3a so its definitely on the high side) and any LED prop about .1 amp; count them up.  Its not perfect but its fairly close.  So you could theoretically have 15-20 props or strings on each timer.

 

Once again, not a perfect way.  But you can get pretty close.  Therefore you could use any of the big-box store timers.

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This timer is rated max at 20A 2400 watts. It runs best at 15A 1875watts. I have three of these.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-31215-TimerMax-OutdoorPro-Professional/dp/B0020ML74E/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1386047706&sr=1-1&keywords=Stanley+31215+TimerMax+OutdoorPro+Twin+Outlet+Professional+Grade+Timer%2C+Black

 

Otherwise you have to go with a mechanical gear timer rated at 30 amps those run 45-55 bucks.

Ok 4 of these will work just fine, I'll have to see if i know someone with an amp meter to make sure. I don't really want to spend $80 for some timers, but it's better than overloading what i currently have. I figured it up and I'm pulling around 57 amps, but an amp meter will just clarify my numbers.

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