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Old 11-28-2007, 11:05 PM
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c9's flickering?

I drove by a site tonight and some c9's that I put up were going on for 5 seconds, then coming off for 5 seconds. then the process would repeat. they are located near the ground, on stakes. about 120' or strand.

i went back once i got in my service truck and they stopped flickering and looked just fine.

i metered the plug at 113.8volts. is that too low to operate c9's at?

also, i was thinking maybe the headlights from the road by these lights were caushing the photocell to freak out. any thoughts?
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:56 AM
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Try changing out the timer- just went through this tonight. See if you hear the time cycling on and off.
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:15 AM
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your photocell timer is too close to the lights. it thinks it is night, then day, then night...
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:40 PM
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That's what I was thinking my problem was until I moved the time switch to the "ON" position- but it kepts doing it. I replaced the timer and it was fine. Although the first year I did lights this haunted me for a while. haha
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