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I switching out a digital timer with a mechanical one.

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I switching out a digital timer with a mechanical one. Commercial application. I installed a plug in mechanical timer. So add an outlet to plug timer in, agreed a two wire cord to connect to switch. It only needs the load not the neutral. The outlet neutral is not hooked up. Timer works till it turns on lights, but does not shy lights out. Should the neutral for the outlet be connected to the neutral?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Please give me the make and model number.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Woods model 13572 indoor mechanical timer. Also trying a Defiant model. Polarized outlet.
Timer turns on lights add programmed, but fails to shut lights off as programmed. Did not wire neutral side of outlet. Tried and thru the break er.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

You need to wire hot, neutral and load.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

If you don't have a neutral, then I suggest installing an Inermatic ST01C. It doesn't need a neutral.

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