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Faulty timer?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:22 pm
by Grendel
It would be interesting but i'm buggered if i'm going to suggest it . It's working and i'm happy with that. To be honest it's very confusing . The switches are identical or at least both the same make and visually identical and likewise the bulbs look to be the same.

Faulty timer?

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:12 pm
by Dave54
Grendel wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:22 pm
It would be interesting but i'm buggered if i'm going to suggest it . It's working and i'm happy with that. To be honest it's very confusing . The switches are identical or at least both the same make and visually identical and likewise the bulbs look to be the same.
:lol:
I nearly put "I wouldn't suggest it though" but I assumed you wouldn't!
It's back to the tolerance thing at a guess.
Electronic components are all a little bit different electrically.
Resistors for example have different tolerances
So a 1000 ohm resistor could be 950 to 1050 ohms at 5%
Or 990 to 1010 at 1%
You pay more for the lower tolerance. Manufacturers use the cheapest they can get away with, that'll work within their specs.
So if you're pushing what a piece of kit will actually do, outside the manufacturers specs one might work and one not.
Not saying it's exactly that, but it gives some idea.

Faulty timer?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:37 pm
by Grendel
Right at the start of this thread someone-else said he hated stuff supplied by the customer. Yesterday i went to do a few jobs for a different customer . One was changing a ceiling light which was fine then he said "while you're here can you put up a smoke alarm?" . Turns out he'd got a heat alarm that needed to be hardwired on it's own circuit . I politely explained the limitations of what i'm allowed to do and told him his best option would be a simple battery powered smoke alarm .