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Re: (ET) RE: Installing Landis controller in an Elec-Trak E-20
The stock timer is 2 parts, held together by 2 small screws on the motor
side. You have a mechanical switch, like you said, on the top half with
the knob shaft, and then the other part is a small motor that starts when
you turn the mechanical switch to ON. The motor threw gearing then slowly
moves the mechanical switch back to zero and then turns OFF. It is very
easy to change out either part to make a good stock timer. You just have to
find out what is the part is defective. Mutual conductance is when 2 wires
are close together, the wire that has current going threw it will transfer
small amounts of current threw the adjacent wire. It would not take very
much to start a small motor. Some people may call it a form of EMF.
Garry East TN
At 03:14 PM 6/25/2003 -0400, you wrote:
Hasn't happened to me. How could that happen, since the timer switch is
mechanical, not electronic?!? Could something have bumped the switch on,
possibly rattled it during use? You wouldn't notice it until you actually
plugged it in.
On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 00:49:43 -0400, Garry & Terry Freese wrote:
> Just when you think you have seen it all, you get surprised.
> Yes, I was beginning to think I had a mouse in the basement, Installed
> Landis controller as per the instruction sheet, connected the red and
> wires to the accessory plug and connected the controller in parallel with
> the stock timer. Everything was working just fine as I kept watching the
> controller turning off and on. BUT, (3) three different times the stock
> timer turned ON BY itself. This meant it started at 0 and was starting
> rotate 360 depress around to get back to zero. NOT GOOD. YES, COOK the
> batteries. The only thing that could cause this is mutual conductance
> between the wires that are connected to the timer motor, that I know of,
> PLEASE COMMENT. Rather than shield or move the wires around, I connected
> an ON/OFF switch to one of the wires of the timer motor. Now if I want
> use the stock timer I have to turn ON the switch and turn the stock timer
> to the desired position. Yes this was on an E-20. The mouse has not
> back since the ON/OFF switch has been installed.
> Has anyone else had this happen? Sorry don't have any kids or pets
> could blame. It's just me the wife and the mouse and a whole basement
> of Elec-Traks.
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