Help with connecting my timer switch to my geyser

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ikettle

Joined Jul 3, 2012
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Hi Guys, can anyone tell me how to connect this timer switch to my geyser.

I have attached the photo of this timer switch. I know that from the geyser circuit breaker I must connect the live to L on the timer switch and then the neutral from the geyser circuit breaker to the N on the timer switch. I need to know what I need to connect to positions 1, 2 and 3?


Any help will be appreciated.
 

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bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Hello,

I think you are talking about a boiler (a heated water resevoir).
When the isolation is good enough you can use the timed powersupply.

Bertus
 

Dodgydave

Joined Jun 22, 2012
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Hi Guys, can anyone tell me how to connect this timer switch to my geyser.

I have attached the photo of this timer switch. I know that from the geyser circuit breaker I must connect the live to L on the timer switch and then the neutral from the geyser circuit breaker to the N on the timer switch. I need to know what I need to connect to positions 1, 2 and 3?


Any help will be appreciated.
Terminals 1,2,3 are a set of voltage free contacts so.
Looks like terminals 1 &2, in series with the live of your geyser.check with a multimeter that terms 1&2 make contact when timer is active.
 
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mcgyvr

Joined Oct 15, 2009
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I'd think geyser is a waterfall or fountain pump???

Do you not have the manual for the timer? Got a manufacturer/model number?
Looks like those terminals are maybe for switches/contact closures to trigger the timer or override it or something..
 

bertus

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strantor

Joined Oct 3, 2010
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I command nature's geothermal forces, with this unassuming relay. If only I were Chuck Norris, I could ditch the relay.
 

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ikettle

Joined Jul 3, 2012
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Actually a Geyser is a water boiler, used to heat water for domestic use, bathing, showering etc...It probably is a word from the Dutch as I am in South Africa.

Terminals 1, 2 and 3 should go back to the geyser, which will allow the timer to control the current, allowing the geyser to switch on and off via the setting on the timer. I just dont know what I should connect to 1, 2 and 3.
 

strantor

Joined Oct 3, 2010
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L & N need constant power. this is what keeps the timer powered and timing.

#2 is the common terminal, #1 is normally open and #3 is normally closed.

You would probably want to do the following:
wire your hot wire to L and terminal 2.
Wire your neutral wire to N and to the geyser.
Wire terminal 1 to geyser (it will replace the currently installed hot wire)
 
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