Dual timers: One for pump and one for lights?

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by stiches9, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. stiches9

    stiches9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    hi all. looking at options for separate timers for the water feature pump and the lights, both of which require 110v. I've run wires from the sprinkler timer in the garage to the water feature on the other side of the house with plans to connect them to 2 separate pump start relays, one of which will be connected to the pump, the other to the lights. The main AC source to the pump/lights can be turned off/on from inside the house. Can anyone think of a better and/or cheaper solution?
  2. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Nightscaping transformer for the lights, running 110 into the water for lights would kind of scare me. A simple on and off switch with a plug installed near your pump is the way to go. You can mount a simple timer with right beside the plug.
  3. stiches9

    stiches9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    The Egg lights operate on LV, it is the transformer that would plug into the pump start relay. There will be a switch for pump and lights and a solar cell. Hoping that someone knows of a dual timer/relay combination or something similar.
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    That's a creative way to turn the pump and lights on and off. Cheaper than a commercial grade timer. Why not just wire in a photo cell to control the lights and skip the relay for them?

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