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Not sure why I didnt think of it before but i have a pool. It has it's own 30AMP breaker that's not used in the winter. Anyone see any issue with using this timer and cutting off the male side of 3 pronged extension cord to plug into this like I would my pool pump?

 

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I used my downstairs and upstairs  c/h/a In a similar manner for years, until I got tired of disconnecting them every fall for Christmas and the reconnecting the units every January.  

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I used my downstairs and upstairs  c/h/a In a similar manner for years, until I got tired of disconnecting them every fall for Christmas and the reconnecting the units every January.  
Luckily I disconnect the pool pump every season so it's no biggie. I know it can be done since those are also used for just low voltage landscape lighting just didnt know how "safe" using an extension cord would be in there

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I've used my pool breaker to power the majority of my show for the past 15 years. As you say, the pool goes into hibernation and i just make sure the daily filtering schedule doesn't run when the show is on.

I'd also caution that many pool pumps run off of 240 VAC (two phases of 120 VAC), which is bad for the lights and controllers we tend to use. From the photo it looks like you might have a 120 VAC connection, but use an AC voltmeter to verify your situation. If you don't know how to adapt, be sure to ask for help or call a local electrician to check it out.

Other factors to consider are the current rating and length of the extension cord. Keep your load below 80% of the extension cord rating and at a reasonable length and you shouldn't have any problems. (There are a number of existing posts here about the safe use of extension cords if you want more information).

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120/240V - 2 Plug is checked and I have 2 20 AMP fuses in the box connecting to the timer. How would I convert that to 120V or would I be good stripping down a heavy duty extension cord to plug into the timer?

Or by asking all these questions am I out of my league? Lol. Trying to keep this one safe for sure.4c00c306936988816ffa303a5d8ed285.jpg85d3f8e1fa99de87227a4372f1e21d6a.jpg

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