240V Timer Switch

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by K2, May 20, 2012.

  1. K2

    K2 New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I need a bit of help understanding a diagram. I want to hard wire my 240 circuit to a timer, then wire the outlet from the timer, I don't want to assume with this one :)

    I'm hoping the L and 1 are the hot supply, and the X and 2 are the line TO my outlet.
    Question is, do I have to put jumpers on each L to X and 1 to 2? Or is this thing wired to know that switch will kill power to X and 2 when it's not active (per the timer)?

    thanks in advanced!

    240 Timer Schematic.jpg
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    If you added jumpers, you'd be bypassing the switches controlled by the timer motor...when the timer is set to enable the load, the contacts get moved so it connects to the hot terminals automatically.
  3. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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