This NSi Industries 8001-LC/WB mechanical time switch accepts 120 VAC input and its SPDT output contacts can activate a 20 amp load or 3/4 hp motor. This multipurpose timer has 96 contact trippers with 15-minute intervals for on/off duty cycle operation, and is suitable for use where on/off operation is required at the same time each day. The single-pole double-throw (SPDT) contacts and switch mechanism is suitable for indoor use and mounts to an external surface with a bracket (included). This mechanical timer is Underwriter Laboratories (UL) listed and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified for quality assurance and is suitable for controlling lighting, heaters, and equipment motors.
|Switch type||Mechanical 24-hour timer, 96 contact trippers (included)|
|Input power supply||120 VAC, 60 Hz, 3 W power consumption|
|Output contacts||SPDT contacts, 20 amp resistive load, 3/4 hp motor load rating|
|On/off control||15-minute intervals|
|Enclosure||Bracket for indoor use, external surface mount|
|Terminal wire size range||#8 to #14 AWG (American wire gauge)|
|Operating temperature range||-40 to +165 degrees F (-40 to +74 degrees C)|
|Standards met||UL Listed, CSA certified|
Automatic switches are used to turn on or off electrical devices and are activated by time, light, and motion. Time activated switches (also known as timers) operate at preset time intervals during a daily or weekly period and can be either mechanical or electronic. Mechanical timers feature a dial with multiple pins to set the on/off time intervals. Electronic timers feature an LCD display and pushbuttons to set the time intervals. Light activated switches (also known as optical or photo) operate when ambient light levels reach preset values, generally measured in foot candles. Motion-activated switches (also known as motion sensors) operate when an electronic field of a preset range is interrupted. These switches can include energy saving logic that uses combinations of time, light, and motion to operate and can include one or more device outlets or circuit contacts. Automatic switches are used to control indoor lights, outdoor lights, appliances, and small equipment motors.
NSi Industries manufactures electrical components and sensors, lighting products, and energy management products. The company, founded in 1975, is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.