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You have confirmed my suspicion that, with the switch off, the outlet and the light are in series. That is the reason that both light dim when a 100 watt light is plugged in. The fact that the outlet shows hot/neutral reversed when the switch is off tells me exactly what the "electrician" did. The outlet must be wired as follows: the hot side of the ...


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Different devices have different characteristics when the timer breaks the circuit. They usually rate the contacts of the timer by resistive (tungsten) or inductive (motor) style loads. Even though the contacts are rated for 20 amps a resistive load may be more likely to pit the contacts so they derate the timer for a resistive load. Good luck! EDIT - ...



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