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Question about wiring two different brand of timers,

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Question about wiring two different brand of timers
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: Replacing a GE manual timer with a intramatic DT101 digital timer. Don't know how to connect the wiring
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes - question is on the old timer it's listed with 4 wires L, 1 , X , 2. Was wondering how to connect to intramatic that has 1,2,3,4 with 1 and 4 being load and line 1 & 2 being timer related leads
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: What connections do I make to correspond one wiring to new timer?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your electrical issue. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! Let me review your question!

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks George
Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

You have two separate circuits?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I guess - 4 wires, 2 live and 2 that connect through timer to compressor for reefer
Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

Ok so on circuit feeds your timer plus another load

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Line on old box is L, 1, X, 2. Would like to connect to corresponding wires to new intramatic digital timer DT101. Only has terminals 1,2,3,4
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
On new timer it says 1- timer power, 2 timer power, 3 line 1, 4 load 1
Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

I can't find the dt101 but i would think it is 1and2 , 3 and 4 give me a minute

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

You don't have the right timer! It has only one circuit!

Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

I'm looking at grainger right now

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Okay - please advise to type of timer I need and configuration
Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

Give some time home depot don't have them and Grainger is pretty expense

Expert:  George Smith replied 6 months ago.

Hope I was of help today?

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Thanks !

George