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To answer A.I. Breveleri's question, I wanted the switch to turn the five lights in the chandelier on my front porch anti-clockwise in a strobe effect if a politician knocked on my door, gently turn on when I can home late at night and play jingle bells at Christmas. Maybe I'm asking too much. LOL! Seriously, the wiring in my house is nothing like that ...


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You should follow the instructions included with the device. Connect wire "C" of the RPLS530A/RPLS531A to the "common" wire, identified when removing the old switch. Connect the other two RPLS530A/RPLS531A wires to the two remaining wires. At the other 3-way switch, connect the jumper wire between the "common" screw and the screw where ...


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For full 3-way functionality: Turn off the circuit, of course Wire the incoming black wire to the C terminal on the timer Wire the outgoing black wire to the 1 terminal on the timer Wire the outgoing red wire to the 2 terminal on the timer Jumper the two black wires in the switch box together


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Wire it this way if you want the front porch light switch to override the timer and force the lights on:


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Thanks for all the valuable info. I got another digital timer switch, the Honeywell RPLS530A (see attached). It was advertised as "multi mode" switch. Would it work, without disabling the outdoor switch? Now I'm OK with using the switch as an override-ON, but if my beloved wife is not happy, I'll return the switch and look for a 3-way model, which I ...


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There are multiple options here: Bypass the switch Use Tester101's instructions :) Use the switch as an override-ON In this case, turning the switch on overrides the timer and turns the light ON until the switch is turned back off, giving control back to the timer. This can be accomplished by nutting all the blacks together and all the reds together in ...


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The switch doesn't have the capability of being a 3-way switch (like your outside switch), so you are faced with few options: Remove the outdoor switch Only the timer would control the light. Indoor timer would be wired just like the manual. Red wire going outside would be capped at both ends Black wires in the existing outdoor switch would be ...


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You're going to want to return the timer, and buy a 3-way compatible timer instead. Or check the installation instructions for the timer, and see if it provides instructions for a 3-way installation. If you don't care about controlling the light from two locations, you could bypass the other switch. Connect black (traveler) to black (common) at other ...



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