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Old 23rd November 2005, 06:33 PM   #1
fluckscapacitor is offline fluckscapacitor  United States
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Default Modifying a lamp/appliance timer?

Does anyone have any ideas on the possibility of modifying a typical home lamp/appliance timer -- the kind commonly made with 24 hour cycles and often used when you go on vacation to turn lights on at night?

I want to modify one to have about a 5 minute cycle instead of 24 hours. Any suggestions?
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Old 23rd November 2005, 06:41 PM   #2
dnsey is offline dnsey  United Kingdom
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It'll be much easier to make one (based around a 555 for example) than modifying. I suspect that the 24hr ones are based on a PLC or similar, so you'd have to change the firmware - but I haven't looked!
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