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Digital Astronomic Timer

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Looking for a 'new' digital astronomic timer.

    1: Aube (honeywell) has discontinued the Ti035 model

    2: Aube has replaced it with the Ti071, with some enhanced features. However in early testing the time is not retaining its programming during power outs. They claim it will last 4 hours but some say it does not, causing time re-set headaches. All of the other programming is stored on e-prom so it is not an issue.

    3: Intermatic is not an option as they have battery life issues and cold weather issues.

    4: There are a couple of others on the market but they only offer sundown to sunup, or sundown with countdown to off functions. We need the ability to program a pre-set off time.

    Does anyone know of another line of quality Digital Astronomic Timers?
     
  2. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Are you looking primarily for in transformer devices or is an wall box device ok? I have used the Aube Ti034 (I think) a lot.
     
  3. emby

    emby LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 380

  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Thanks Bob. The Ti034 is a possibility, but is 3 way capable and has some limitations on loading (minimum 40w load and max 500W) I have used it in the past but the Ti035 is/was a better choice for our applications.

     
  5. Mayor_tx

    Mayor_tx LawnSite Member
    from Austin
    Messages: 62

  6. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Looks interesting... not a modular unit that would fit into a wall switch or modular control bay, but might have possibilities.

    I wish they would provide full specifications though. It is a count-down to off timer or can you pre-set your exact off time. How is the location fixed? Lat and long. or zones or?
     
  7. Mayor_tx

    Mayor_tx LawnSite Member
    from Austin
    Messages: 62

    It does use lat & long, then you set the off time by either the sunrise time or a specified time. OF course it also adjusts for day light savings.
     
  8. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    I use the ControlScape timer and it seems to work quite well.
     
  9. ControlScape

    ControlScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    For those of you who may not know.... ControlScape now makes the AstroTimer. This is a stand alone 15 amp astronomical relay timer. It has two sets of timers, 10 year lithium battery..... and so on.
     
  10. Tim R.

    Tim R. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Good controller. I use it all the time.
     

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