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DMB
Astronomical Timer
DMB

What is the make and model of the Astronomical Timer that was use in SD on #ATOH and where can I buy one?

Thanks DMB

HandyAndyInMtAiry
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HandyAndyInMtAiry

I purchased one from the local Electrical Supply house in town. You can find them ****** also. I recommend the Honeywell brand. They seem to produce higher quality products. There are many on the market, it is nothing that is new. They have been around since the turn of the century. I like the Honeywell model because it can control up to 7 different circuits and the control panel is back lit.

Handy Andy in Mt Airy

ed21
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ed21

"Turn of the century". It wasn't long ago when that expression used to mean so long ago. Think 45 states, Teddy Roosevelt, the Wright Brothers. Guess I'm getting old. :)

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

We ain't old, we're just highly experienced :cool:

Phil

Fencepost
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Fencepost

I'd like to find a timer that turns the lights on a set number of hours after dusk, and off at dawn.

Most of them seem to be able to turn the lights on at dusk and off a set number of hours (or a specific time) after dusk, or on a set number of hours before dawn (or a specific time) and off at dawn.

The reason I want to turn the lights on a set number of hours after dusk is to ensure my chickens get the proper amount of daylight in the winter so their production keeps up. It's easier on the chickens to wake them up with light than to keep the lights on in the evening when they want to go to bed.

I have a timer/photocell setup that turns the lights on at a specific time and off at dawn, but I have to adjust the turn-on time seasonally.

nylicens
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nylicens
Fencepost wrote:

I'd like to find a timer that turns the lights on a set number of hours after dusk, and off at dawn.

Most of them seem to be able to turn the lights on at dusk and off a set number of hours (or a specific time) after dusk, or on a set number of hours before dawn (or a specific time) and off at dawn.

The reason I want to turn the lights on a set number of hours after dusk is to ensure my chickens get the proper amount of daylight in the winter so their production keeps up. It's easier on the chickens to wake them up with light than to keep the lights on in the evening when they want to go to bed.

I have a timer/photocell setup that turns the lights on at a specific time and off at dawn, but I have to adjust the turn-on time seasonally.

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If you cover up some of the photocell it makes the device react slower to light.

This may achieve what you want to do with a piece of tape.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

Some photocells have a sliding piece of metal.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

Of course there is a chicken coop forum with a thread on lighting.

David
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David
DMB wrote:

What is the make and model of the Astronomical Timer that was use in SD on #ATOH and where can I buy one?

Thanks DMB

Astronomical Timer Switch Purchase Link:

https://www.lirrd.com/collections/digital-timer-switch/products/automati...

 

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