I bought a Leviton Decora Present Electronic Timer Switch...the kind with several button each set to different minutes for a bath fan.
The fan is just a cheapo whatever-the-builder-got-in-bulk fan.
This is all a 15amp circuit.
The issue: after installing the Leviton, the fan runs quieter. It sounds like it's underpowered compared to the old plain switch.
The the Leviton switch installed, I can short the circuit and the fan goes back to full power, but through the Leviton, it's quieter.
Question: Is this normal? If so, is the drop in power negligible in terms of properly exhausting a fan? Or should I find a switch that offers full power? If the latter, how do I know if a timer switch will drop power or not?
In looking at the package, I do now notice that it says "Incandescent 500W" and there's a bit of a blurb that says "Ideal for Heat Lamps, Indoor and Outdoor Lighting". Did I buy a switch only good for lights?