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Connect a DC plug to a Timer? Answered

I have 2 strands of led lights that go up a Flagpole on my rv, I am trying to figure out how to connect a timer through the DC Plug

Thanks in advance

Mike

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mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Build your own timer with a micro controller or buy a DC timer.

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rhackenbmpilchfamily

Answer 5 years ago

That's not a very helpful answer. DC timers are very expensive and hard to find compared to AC timers. Can you provide links to DC timer plans? What does Arduino have to offer?

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quine9rhackenb

Answer 5 years ago

I found a CN101A DC digital timer in china for under $10.00 and was able to wire it exactly to my specs.

Thanks for the info.

Mike

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rhackenbquine9

Answer 5 years ago

My son actually bought this device and gave up trying to understand the instructions which were written in very poor English.

I went to the website where they are selling it for $7.90. Not sure what the shipping to the US is.

It's not clear from their description what the purpose of the timer is because it seems like it has a 220 volt output. What I am looking for is a timer that will send DC current from a 12 volt deep cycle battery to 12 volt DC LED lights. There is no AC current involved. Will this device do that?

Thanks.