Timer for fish Pump

Captain chunkyCaptain chunky Registered Users Posts: 18
Can I plug a regular 3 prong light timer into my solar inverter and then plug pump into that? I need to shut a pump off during the day for a short time/charging. I get past 13.0 every day but I'm tired of switching manually. Thanks


  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: Timer for fish Pump

    Yes, a standard 120 VAC timer should work off an inverter providing that it is not an MSW type and that it isn't one with 'standby' mode (or has it shut off). Either of these will affect the timer operation; the first by giving inaccurate time and the second by shutting off the timer when the load is disconnected on account of the timer itself not drawing enough current to keep the inverter on.
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