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    looking for a timer

    i would like to setup a timer to run my pool pump and my swg
    was looking around and found

    http://swimmingpooltimeswitch.com/CD-104P.html

    i dont want anything fancy
    just a simple on off
    with a manual override

    all my stuff is 120v

    now for some reason the spst and dtdt is confusing me
    i know with 12v i only need a single
    and a normal light switch is single pole single throw aswell

    so am i right in assuming all i need is the spst setup?

    does anyone know of any place to get a timer cheaper?
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    Re: looking for a timer

    Your local Lowes or Home Depot sale Intermatic and Tork timers. They work great. Expect to pay around $50 for a good one.
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    Re: looking for a timer

    hmm i did not see any at home depot
    ill have to give it a better closer look
    thanks for the heads up
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    Re: looking for a timer

    Most people go with Intermatic, essentially identical to the one you linked to. A similar Intermatic model is just a tiny bit less expensive.
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    Re: looking for a timer

    thank you

    and as for sp or dp?
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    Re: looking for a timer

    Intermatic tripper switches are easier to find for sure.
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    Re: looking for a timer

    Here's the rundown.
    SPST - Single pole, single throw - one set of contacts, on or off. (i.e. light switch)
    SPDT - Single pole, double throw - two sets of contacts, one circuit, one set open when the other set is closed. (i.e high/low)
    DPST - Double pole, single throw - one set of contacts on two circuits, both open or both closed at the same time. (i.e. Pump & swg control)
    DPDT - Double pole, double throw - two sets of contacts on two circuits, one normally open and one normally closed on each circuit. Both circuits switched at the same time.

    There are other arrangements but that should be enough to confuse you.
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    Re: looking for a timer

    right i understand what the spdt all ment

    just had a brain fart
    and couldnt think of a reason why i would need anything more then a spst

    ended up getting one from home depot
    wired it up last night
    thanks for the heads up on HD having them
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